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Indian Railway

  • Revenue earnings of Rs. 1,634.50 billion (US$ 25 billion) in FY15.
  • KFC partners IRCTC, to serve meals on trains.
  • Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) launched E-wallet Scheme.
  • Launched ‘SMS Gateway’ for Passenger Name Record (PNR) Status update.

Indian Railways is a departmental undertaking of the Government of India (GOI), which owns and operates most of India's rail transport. It is overseen by the Ministry of Railways.

Indian Railways has two segments – passenger and freight. It is one of the world's largest railway networks comprising 115,000 km (71,000 mi) of track over a route of 65,436 km (40,660 mi) and 7,172 stations.

In FY 2014-15, IR carried 8.397 billion passengers annually or more than 23 million passengers a day (roughly half of whom were suburban passengers) and 1,050.18 million tons of freight in the year. Indian Railways runs around 11,000 trains everyday, of which 7,000 are passenger trains. Indian Railways covers 29 states, 3 union territories and also supplies limited international services to Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.


Indian Railways: Premier transport organisation


Indian Railways launches mobile app for paperless unreserved tickets


Starts facility of pantry car in long distance trains


Introduces battery operated vehicles at railway stations


Records highest ever railway rolling stock during 2010–11, since Independence


Sets up cyber cafes at 17 railway stations


Starts a heritage train between Nagpur and Jabalpur as part of the 150th year celebrations of the Indian Railways


Indian Railways plans to run on 100 per cent electricity by 2024 and become a net-zero emission network by 2030.