The Indian Railways is among the world’s 4th largest rail networks, behind only US, Russia and China. The Indian Railways route length network is spread over 115,000 km, with 12,617 passenger trains and 7,421 freight trains each day from 7,349 stations plying 23 million travellers and 3 million tonnes (MT) of freight daily. India's railway network is recognised as one of the largest railway systems in the world under single management.
FDI in railway industry in India can drastically change the face of Indian Railways with an inflow of technology and capital. There is immense room for development in the country’s railway system and a foreign investment can efficiently bridge the gap between the current scenario and technological advancement.
100% FDI in railway industry in India is allowed under the automatic route.
Passenger traffic growth(2011-17)
Freight traffic growth(2011-18)
Average daily passengers
Revenue from freight traffic(2016-17)
4th largest railway system in the world
4th largest rail freight carrier in the world
Single largest employer in India and 8th largest in the world
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