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Railways is aiming at $500 billion investment in next 10-12 years to increase capacity in anticipation of faster economic growth.

Indian Railways

Latest update: December, 2017

  • Revenue growth has been strong over the years; during FY07–16, revenues increased at a CAGR of 6.4 per cent to US$ 25.2 billion in FY16
  • Revenues from the sector are estimated to reach to US$ 44.5 billion by the end of FY20
  • Revenues would expand at a CAGR of 9.07 per cent during FY07–20E
  • Indian Railway sector aims to boost passenger amenities
  • In March 2017, Railways started a new segment of revenue generation channel through auctioning for advertising and branding contracts on 1000 trains. The front running brands are to sign this contract for 5 years.

Note: CAGR – Compound Annual Growth Rate, FY – Indian Financial Year (April–March)
Source:Vision 2020, Ministry of Railways

  • In the last 8 years, revenues from the passenger segment expanded at a CAGR of 6.9 per cent, with the total revenue earnings in FY16 totalling to around US$ 6.9 billion
  • Indian Railways generated US$ 16.9 billion in earnings from commodity freight traffic during FY16
  • Increasing carrying capacity, cost effectiveness, improving quality of service will support the increment in the share of Railway in the freight movement from 35 per cent to 50 per cent by 2020
  • 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.

Notes: CAGR – Compound Annual Growth Rate, FY – Indian Financial Year (April–March),
Source: Ministry of Railways



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