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Latest update: February, 2017

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Strong Revenue Growth For Indian Railways

  • Revenue growth during FY07–16 increased at a CAGR of 6.4 per cent to US$ 25.2 billion in FY16, and is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 9.07 per cent to US$ 44.5 billion by the end of FY20
  • Indian Railway sector aims to boost passenger amenities
  • Indian Railway will touch the revenue of US$ 44.5 billion by 2020, led by improvement in the economy and increasing industrial activity
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Last Updated: February, 2017

India has the world's third-largest railway network under single management. It has 2.4 lakh wagons, 63,870 coaches and 9,549 locomotives. Indian Railways operates more than 19,000 trains daily.

Indian Railways is planning to launch an integrated mobile application for availing all travel-related services such as hiring taxis, pre-ordering a meal, requesting for porter services, lodging at a retiring room etc.

In collaboration with the Government of Japan, a high speed passenger corridor project between Ahmedabad to Mumbai has been undertaken, as per Railway Budget 2016-17. The construction of the project is likely to start in 2017.

Revenue growth for Indian Railways has been strong over the years. During FY07-15, revenues increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9 per cent to reach US$ 26.4 billion in FY15. Revenues are expected to expand at a CAGR of 13.4 per cent during FY07–20E. Freight and Passenger earnings are the two largest components of revenues for Indian Railways. In FY15, Indian Railways generated US$17.7 billion in earnings from commodity freight traffic, much higher than passenger earnings of US$7.1 billion. In the last eight years, revenues from the commodity freight and passenger segment have expanded at a CAGR of 8.7 per cent and 8.2 per cent, respectively.

The government is also envisaging metro rail projects across many cities over the next ten years. Announcements have also been made for conducting a feasibility study for high–speed bullet train between Mumbai–Ahmedabad. With increasing participation expected from private players, both domestic and foreign, due to favourable policy measures, both passenger and freight traffic is expected to grow rapidly over the medium to long term.

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