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
Railways in talks with LIC on funding pact
Live Mint - 3/2/2015 3:07:21 AM
Across the world, infrastructure is supported ... Its engagement with LIC, the country’s insurance behemoth, to raise funds is very much in order,” Chatterjee said. Indian Railways is estimated to generate a surplus of Rs.7,278.46 crore in the year ...
The Railways in twelve charts
The Hindu - 2/26/2015 11:57:38 PM
The Railways are unequivocally propelled along by the poor of the country; sleeper class and second class passengers ... The number of employees in the Railways, India’s largest employer and one of the world’s ten largest, has barely grown since ...
Sponsored: Here's how Suresh Prabhu can #ScoreWithData for Indian Railways
IN - 2/27/2015 5:01:16 PM
the world's largest railway. Prabhu has focused on technology aspects like digitising vast land records, train protection warning systems and anti-collision systems, paperless offices, etc.Railways needs focus, especially in a country like India ...
India to invest US$137 billion to revamp its railways
The Rakyat Post - 2/26/2015 10:14:26 AM
India said today it would spend US$137 billion (RM494.5 billion) to modernise its crumbling railways ... as one of the world’s largest carries 23 million people daily, is still the main form of long-distance travel in the huge country.
Railway Budget 2015: History of Indian Railways in years
oneindia.com - 2/26/2015 6:06:53 PM
Here, trains are considered as an important lifeline that connects all corners of the country and binds ... Railway Budget 2015: Indian Railways in numbers] Fairy Queen, one of the oldest working steam locomotives in the world, has gained tourist ...
India pledges $137bn to modernise railways
Business Recorder - 2/26/2015 12:59:04 PM
NEW DELHI: India said Thursday it would spend $137 billion to modernise its crumbling railways ... is one of the world's largest, carrying 23 million people daily, and is still the main means of long-distance travel in the huge country.
India plans £88bn railways revamp
theguardian.com - 2/26/2015 12:23:17 PM
and is still the main means of long-distance travel in the country. Indian trains are among the world’s cheapest and last year’s steep fare rise was a break from the past. Passenger fares are currently subsidised by freight revenues, but the railways ...
India pledges US$137 billion to modernise railways
Channel News Asia - 2/26/2015 12:51:55 PM
"We must restore the strength of Bhartiya (India) Rail as the backbone of our country's transportation infrastructure ... significant levels of foreign investment. Indian Railways is among the world's largest employers with a staff of 1.3 million ...
Interesting facts to know about Indian Railways
India TV - 2/26/2015 8:05:35 AM
Indian Railways is also the world’s fourth largest rail network after US ... It is the largest employer in the country. ‘Old is Gold’! India n Railways is 161-year-old. It was first introduced in 1853 from Bombay to Thane. In 1951, the systems ...
India: Minister Prabhu tries to put railways back on tracks
Gulf News - 2/26/2015 6:06:53 PM
Prabhu also resisted the temptation of partly privatising railways and dispose of its huge assets in for of vast chunk of land all over the country to raise funds. He had all the reasons to take the easier way out as he has fixed target of investing Rs8.5 ...
India aims to invest $137b in railways in next 5 years
The Global Times - 2/26/2015 10:10:16 PM
India's rail minister has promised to revive the country's railways through reforms ... power and technology needed to make India a leading global economy. While India has the world's fourth largest rail network, it has been outstripped by China, which ...
India pledges US$137bn to modernise railways
The National - 2/26/2015 2:39:17 PM
NEW DELHI // India will spend US$137 billion (Dh500bn) over the next five years to modernise its crumbling railways, pledging to restore the “backbone” of the country to its former glory. Railways minister Suresh Prabhu said on Thursday the network was ...
Railway Budget 2015: Chronic under investment has led to poor development of Railways, says Suresh Prabhu
Economic Times - 2/26/2015 7:15:29 AM
Prabhu said that Railways can play a very important role in PM Narendra Modi's ambition of eliminating poverty from the country. "I thank people for ... of long-term reforms needed to revamp the world's fourth-largest rail network. "The budget will set ...
Is Indian Railways for the people?
Rediff India Abroad - 2/26/2015 11:33:10 AM
Note that China, the country with which we insist on comparing ... One of the myths about the Railways is that it is impossible to make it anywhere near world-class because of the sheer numbers who use it. But China has at least as many rail users.
The Economist online - 2/26/2015 3:43:43 PM
Across the continent improved infrastructure of all sorts may increase economic growth by 2 percentage points a year, says the World Bank ... that envisions a network of high-speed railways to link all countries on the African continent in the next ...