Definition: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, standard, narrow, and dual. Other gauges are listed under note.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Railways map
CNS News - 7/9/2014 5:59:52 AM
India's new rail minister Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday proposed allowing foreign investment to modernize the country's cash-strapped state railways. India has one of the world's largest railways, which transports 23 million passengers a day. Indian Railways ...
The systematic destruction of the railways
The Express Tribune - 7/19/2014 6:19:37 PM
It was all part of growing up, of travelling in one of the most fascinating parts of the world. In Britain also ... could literally travel to almost any place in the country. In fact, it was the railways that made the hugeness of India graspable.
9 Indian Railways facts that could amaze you
Pakistan Defence - 7/11/2014 1:11:10 AM
This makes our Railways is the ninth largest commercial employer in the world, according to various media reports ... passengers on 12,617 trains connecting 7,172 stations across the country. “It is equivalent to moving the entire population of the ...
Letter from Mumbai: Indian Railways’ colonial legacy
Dawn - 7/14/2014 5:46:46 AM
INDIAN trains are also among the most unreliable in the world, and delays are rampant ... city-based commuters or businesses wanting to transport goods across the country. The railways’ share out of India’s total cargo is now down to a third, despite ...
Indian Railways needs a change in its profile
Meri News - 7/15/2014 3:32:34 PM
Terror lurks in this country almost at every bend of the road or a railway ... Acute watchfulness is necessary to ensure that they do not harm innocents travelling in trains or destroy railways property. They are desperados ruthlessly waging war against ...
Factbox - India eyes private money for its wobbly, slow railways
Reuters - 7/8/2014 9:07:10 AM
when the network was the country's largest industrial asset. Currently, the government unveils the railway budget days ahead of its annual federal budget. * With 1.3 million employees, Indian Railways is among the world's largest employers. It has added ...
India seeks to invigorate its wobbly railways
The Morung Express - 7/8/2014 8:55:50 PM
India’s state-owned railways are the fourth-largest in the world. They have suffered from years of low ... when the network was the country’s major industrial asset and a major revenue earner. “There is nothing in this entire budget which tells ...
Gowda promises a more dynamic Indian Railways
Domain-b - 7/8/2014 8:31:22 AM
Railways, he said, will play a role in building a dynamic India, aiming to make the country the largest freight transport network in the world. "There are tracks of hinterland that are not connected," Gowda said. "Railways are carrying 31 per cent of total ...
India opens cash-hungry railways to foreign investment
Jamaica Observer - 7/9/2014 8:44:30 AM
Indian Railways is one of the world's biggest employers with more than 1.3 million ... The Congress party has dominated Indian politics for all but a decade since the country threw off British rule in 1947. It was in power for 10 years before losing ...
Latest James Bond film starring Daniel Craig almost included an Indian Railways promotion, former minister reveals
The Independent - 7/16/2014 2:19:48 PM
Speaking at a debate at the Indian parliament, the country’s former railway minister Dinesh ... which would have seen 007 adding Indian Railways, one of the world’s largest train networks, which transports more than 24 million people daily, to a ...
Railway Budget 2014: FDI, PPP key to fulfilling vision for world-class network
NITI Central - 7/8/2014 9:00:00 AM
Business World quotes the Minister as saying ... An ET report says, “Railways have the potential of adding at least 1 per cent to the country’s GDP. That Railways was on Modi’s list of priorities was evident when, after flagging off the Katra ...
All You Wanted To Know About Railways And Its Budget: 10-Point Cheat-sheet
NDTV - 7/8/2014 10:33:04 AM
when the network was the country's largest industrial asset. Currently, the government unveils the railway budget days ahead of its annual federal budget.(Rail Budget Highlights) With 1.3 million employees, Indian Railways is among the world's largest ...
On the track to innovation in Railways
The Hindu - 7/8/2014 8:05:44 PM
India has the fourth longest railway network in the world. However ... with the academic community within the country and abroad, and creating an ecosystem that synergises industry and academia with Railways would go a long way in making the Railways ...
WW1 brought to life in the Black Country
Express & Star - 7/14/2014 4:09:33 PM
The venue was chosen as one of just eight around the country. And the event proved popular among ... And though he said not enough people realise the significance of the railways during the First World War, he had been impressed with people's enthusiasm ...
Indian Railways has its task cut out*
GroundReport - 7/13/2014 6:23:45 AM
Derailment of the prestigious New Delhi- Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express the other day near Chhapra in Bihar is virtually a wake-up call for the Indian Railways and its newly ... Terror lurks in this country almost at every bend of the road or a railway track.