Indian Railways

Indian Railways(IR) is a government agency under the ownership of Ministry of Railways that operates india's National railway system. lt manages the fourth-largest railway network in the world by size with, a route length of 67,956 km (42,226 mi) as of 31 March 2020. 45,881 km(28,509 mi) or 71,% of all the broad-gauge routes are electrified with 25 kv 50 Hz HC electric traction as of  1April 2020.





                    Rail Bhavan, New Delhi

Type :      Goverment agency

Industry : Rail transport

Founded : 8 May 1845

Headquarters : New Delhi, India

Area served :lndia

Key people : piyush  Goyal ( Cabinet Minister of                          Railways)  Suneet Sharma , lRSME                            (Chairman & CEO, Railway Board)

Services : passenger railway Freight services                            parcel carrier Catering and tourism                          Services Parking lot operations                         related services

Revenue:₹197,214 crore (US& 28 million)(2018-                      2019)

Net income :₹ 6,014 crore (US840 million)(2018-                          2019)

Owner:Government of India (100%)

Number of employees : 12.54 lakh (1.254                                                            million) (2020)

Parent :Ministry of Railway, Government of                         India

Division: 18 zones


 In the fiscal year ending March 2020,IRcarried   808.6 crore (8.086 billion) passenger and   transport 121.22 crore (1.2122 billion)  tones of   freght.  IR runs 13,169 passenger trains daily, on both long-distance and suburban routes, covering 7,325 stations across India.Mail or Express trains, the most common types of trains, run at an average speed of 50.6 km/h (31.4 mph). Suburban EMUs run at an average speed of 37.5 km/h (23.3 mph). Ordinary passenger trains (incl. mixed) run at an average speed of 33.5 km/h (20.8 mph).[4] The maximum speed of passenger trains varies, with the Vande Bharat Express running at a peak speed of 180 km/h (110 mph).

 In the freight segment, IR runs 8,479 trains   daily. The average speed of freight trains is   around 24 km/h (15 mph). The maximum speed   of freight trains varies from 60–75 km/h (37–   47 mph) depending on their axle load with   'container special' trains running at a peak              speed of 100 km/h (62 mph).

 As of March 2020, Indian Railways' rolling   stock consisted 2,93,077 freigh twagons,76,608   passenger coaches and 12,729 locomotives.IR   owns locomotive and coach-production facilities   at several locations in India. It had 1.254 million   employees as of March 2020, making it the   world's eighth-largest employer.The government   has committed to electrifying India's entire rail   network by 2023–24, and become a "net-zero   (carbon emissions) railway" by 2030.