Ministry of Railways

Government of India

The Indian Railways (IR) is Asia's largest and the world's second largest rail network under a single management. It is a multi-gauge, multi-traction system covering over 60,000 route kilometers, with 300 railway yards and 700 repair shops, and covers most of the country's vast geo-graphical spread. The rolling stock fleet of the Indian Railways comprises 7,566 locomotives, 37,840 coaches and 222 million freight wagons. With a workforce of around 1.6 million, it runs more than 11,000 trains daily.

Indian railways has successfully adapted to the changing needs of travel and transport. IR absorbed the advancements in railway technology and successfully met the requirement of moving large volumes of freight and passenger traffic.