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
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 aims to invest $137 billion in railways in next 5 years
Reuters - 2/26/2015 10:57:23 AM
"Over the next five years, the railways have to undergo a transformation," Prabhu said in a speech that was short on details. While India has the world's fourth largest ... that are high compared to other countries. Prabhu raised rates further, with ...
Is Indian Railways for the people?
Rediff India Abroad - 2/26/2015 10:57:23 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.
Railway Budget 2015: Railways can play prime role in poverty elimination, says Suresh Prabhu
Economic Times - 2/26/2015 8:41:23 AM
NEW DELHI: Presenting his maiden Railway Budget, Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said that Railways can play a very important role in PM Narendra Modi's ambition of eliminating poverty from the country ... to revamp the world's fourth-largest ...
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 ...
The Railways in twelve charts
The Hindu - 2/26/2015 3:15:05 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 ...
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 ...
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 11:11:42 AM
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 aims to invest $137 billion in railways in next five years
Yahoo News - 2/26/2015 8:48:32 AM
Over the next year, investment in the railways ... speed of the country's best trains a sluggish 70 km (44 miles) per hour. Accidents are common and trains, platforms and toilets on the network are often filthy. India's is the world's fourth largest ...
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 ...
India pledges $137 bn to modernise railways
Daily Mail - 2/26/2015 5:42:25 AM
India said Thursday it would spend $137 billion to modernise its crumbling railways ... which 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. But years of financial neglect ...
Mobile alerts, free WiFi and more: Suresh Prabhu presents tech friendly Rail Budget 2015
Firstpost - 2/26/2015 10:28:45 AM
Indian Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu today presented ... India is all set to become the second largest smartphone market in the world, and we are currently second largest country in terms of numbers of mobile users (this includes feature and smartphones ...
India pledges US$137b to modernise railways
themalaymailonline.com - 2/26/2015 10:35:54 AM
Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu ... The Indian railway system, which 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. But years of financial neglect and a populist policy ...
ICC World Cup: Krishna Karate makes India vs UAE a special contest
IBN Live - 2/26/2015 9:17:10 AM
India will be playing a World Cup match in Perth, and a Kollengode boy will be proudly strutting his stuff. Ironically, it will not be for his beloved country, but for the ... and even chancing his arm with the Railways. When nothing worked, he got a ...