IndiaCore logo IndiaCore
India Core AD



 
Featured Publications
 Upcoming Titles


Overview of New & Renewable Energy Sectors in India


Energy Efficiency Scenario in India

 




IndiaCore Site




 

 

 
 
 

 

Introduced as early as 1853, Indian Railways has grown into one of the largest Railway network in the world. The network spread and expanded rapidly and has become the principal mode of transport in the country. The Railways have also been modernized in terms of technology, ticketing, computerization and over all management. This effort has been in tune with the requirement of moving large volumes of passengers and freight traffic.

Indian Railway network is spread over 81,511 Km covering 6,896 stations. Operating on three gauges - broad gauge (1676 mm) meter gauge (1000 mm) and narrow gauge (762 and 610 mm), trains in India carry more than 12 million passengers and more than a million tons of freight every day during the year 1998-99. Broad gauge although forming 64.5 per cent of the route, generated 96 per cent of freight output and 89.6 per cent of the passenger output during 1998-99. Almost all the double/multiple track sections and electrified routes lie on broad gauge. 14,579 route kms constituting over 19.5 per cent of the total network and 30 per cent of broad gauge network on Indian Railway is electrified. This carries approx. 41 per cent of the passenger traffic and 52 per cent of the freight traffic on Indian Railways. 

Indian Railways has nearly 1,21,699 bridges of which 10799 are major bridges. In 1998-99, 384 bridges were rebuilt or rehabilitated and 270 strengthened or re-girdered. The transport effort is sustained through the use of 7429 locomotives, 2,53,186 wagons and 40,775 coaching vehicles. 1,56,846 telephone exchange lines, 18,445 long haul MT Kms., 1,730 optical fiber communication route Kms and over 8,54,613 trunk tele channels Kms distinguishes Indian Railway telecom network. 

Indian Railway system has developed a capacity to carry 441.58 million tons of originating revenue earning traffic which in terms of transport output is 284.27 billion NTKms (net tonne kilometers). During 1998-99 the revenue earning freight traffic moved by Railways was 420.9 million tons growing at the rate of 7%. The total passenger traffic in the year 1998-99 was 4411 million tons.

NETWORK OF RAILWAYS- 1998-99
GAUGE ROUTE (km) RUNNING TRACK(km) TOTAL TRACK (km)
Broad 44,220 62,180 1,06,400
Meter 15,180 15,880 31,060
Narrow 3,410 3,450 6,860
TOTAL 62,810 81,510 1,44,320

 

ZONAL DISTRIBUTION OF ROUTE KILOMETERS
ZONES ROUTE KM.
CENTRAL 7,047
EASTERN 4,318
NORTHERN 11,004
NORTH EASTERN 5,107
NORTH EAST FRONTIER 3,816
SOUTHERN 7,049
SOUTH CENTRAL 7,203
SOUTH EASTERN 7,351
WESTERN 10,020
TOTAL 62,915

 

This Page is being updated. Please visit again for more detailed information.


India Core is a commercial business d
isseminating comprehensive and well-researched information on the infrastructure & core sectors scenario in India through our online & offline platforms since early 2000.

We provide information products & services on payment basis and are unable to provide specific information or advice free to users.

Further detailed & updated information on this Sector is accessible only to India Core members/ subscribers/ paying clients.

To gain access, please login if you are a member/ subscriber:


Member's Email
Password
line


For Fee Based detailed analysis and updated & value added information on this Sector, please contact us at info@IndiaCore.com

 
Upcoming IndiaCore Organised/ Partnered Events


BFSI Physical Security Summit, July 12, 2016 || Mumbai. INDIA
bfsi-physical-security-summit-2016


18th Indusmach Tanzania 2016, July 12- 14, 2016 || Dar-es-salaam. TANZANIA

indusmach-africa-2016


Cycron – II 2016, July 13, 2016 || Mumbai. INDIAcycron-ii-2016


Gas Infrastructure India 2016, July 22, 2016 || New Delhi. INDIA

gas-infrastructure-india-2016


Global Water Conference 2016, August 17- 18, 2016 || Yangon. Myanmar


Project Financial Modelling 2016, August 22- 25, 2016 || Singapore

project-financial-modelling-2016


Power Purchase Agreement 2016, August 30- September 2, 2016 || Johannesburg

Strengthening Indian Steel Demand 2016, August 31, 2016 || New Delhi. INDIA

strengthening-indian-steel-demand-2016


Coal Summit and Expo 2016, September 5- 7, 2016 || New Delhi. INDIA

coal-summit-2016


3-City Datacentre Road Show 2016, Sep 8, 2016 || Delhi. INDIA


3-City Datacentre Road Show 2016, Sep 14, 2016 || Mumbai. INDIA


3-City Datacentre Road Show 2016, Sep 16, 2016 || Bangalore. INDIA


Pharma CIO Conference 2016, Sep 21- 22, 2016 || Mumbai. INDIA


LNG Trading Leaders Forum 2016, September 27- 28, 2016 || New Delhi. INDIA

lng-trading-leaders-forum-2016


Info Security India Conclave 2016, October , 2016 || Mumbai. INDIA


Power Purchase Agreement 2016, November 1- 4, 2016 || Singapore


Power Week 2016, November 7- 11, 2016 || Singapore

power-week-2016


Digital Disruption Conclave 2016, November 10- 11, 2016 || Mumbai. INDIA


13th Edition of International Mining and Machinery Exhibition 2016, November 16- 19, 2016 || Kolkata. INDIA


World Startup Expo 2016, November 21- 23, 2016 || Bengaluru. INDIA


6th Edition CIO India Conclave 2017, February 2017 || Mumbai. INDIA


PVPC EXPO - 2017 (Pumps, Valves, Pipes and Compressors), March 6- 8, 2017 || Abu Dhabi

pvpc-expo-2017


Road Infrastructure- Safety, Operation & Management, TBA || Mumbai. INDIA


Mining & Mineral Exploration Conclave- ‘Need for Modernisation & Capacity Enhancement in the Indian Mining Industry’, TBA || New Delhi. INDIA


'Thermal Power India’, TBA || New Delhi. INDIA
TPI-2012


Indian Solar Thermal Energy & PV Conference, TBA || New Delhi. INDIA


Energy Efficiency Forum, TBA || New Delhi. INDIA


Smart Energy & Smart Metering India- 'Convergence of IT, Automation, Control & Communication', TBA || New Delhi. INDIA


India Core Reports
Directories
Conference Proceedings

global-water-conference-2016
 

Join our Mailing List to receive Information Updates on Events, Happenings, Book Release, Developments in the Core Sector

IndiaCore listing

 

 
    IndiaCore Banner


Copyright © IndiaCore. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use & Privacy Policy
Site Designed & Maintained by India Core
IndiaCore.com - The Online Resource for Information on the Indian Infrastructure & Core Sectors