Railways
India's rail network was the third largest in the world in FY18.

Growth of Indian Railways - Infographic

Latest update: July, 2018

  • In the last 10 years, revenues from the passenger segment expanded at a CAGR of 10.42 per cent, with the total revenue earnings in FY17 totalling to around US$ 7.2 billion. Passenger earnings stood at US$ 6.8 billion during April-February 2017-18.
  • As of February 2017, Indian Railways to manufacture semi high-speed, 160 kmph "world-class" train under Make in India initiative, comprising 16 fully air-conditioned coaches. The new train will be manufactured at half of the import cost, at the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • With eight metro rail networks spread over a length of 370 kilometres (km) and over two dozen metro projects lined up, India’s metro rail network is expanding at a fast pace. The Government of India has allocated US$ 2.21 billion for metro projects in Budget 2018-19.
Growth

Notes: CAGR – Compound Annual Growth Rate, FY – Indian Financial Year (April–March), F – Forecast, FY18*- Up to February 2018, *CAGR is up to FY17
Source: Ministry of Railways, Aranca Research

  • Increase in the demand for passenger trains is supported by urbanisation, improving income standards, etc
  • India Railways is collaborating with Russian Railways to work on 575-km long stretch between Secunderabad and Nagpur, which would allow the trains to run at speeds of more than 200 km/hr
  • In January 2017, the Indian Railways and UNESCO signed an agreement, for setting up a rail link between neighbouring countries like Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
  • In March 2017, the government signed the TIR – Transport Internationaux Routiers or International Road Transports, under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), to ease trade with other countries.
Growth

Notes: CAGR – Compound Annual Growth Rate, E – Estimate, FY – Indian Financial Year (April–March), FY181-Up to February
Source: Make In India, Ministry of Railways, Aranca Research

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