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Draft Final Report: National Rail Plan (NRP)-India [PDF: 22.9 MB]

Indian Railways is the 4th largest railway network in the world by size with 121,407 kilometres (75,439 mi) of total track over a 67,368 Km route. In the year ending March 2018, IR carried 8.26 billion passengers and transported 1.16 billion tonnes of freight. In the fiscal year 2017–18, IR is projected to have revenue of 1.874 trillion (US$26 billion), consisting of 1.175 trillion (US$16 billion) in freight revenue and 501.25 billion (US$7.0 billion) in passenger revenue, with an operating ratio of 96.0 %.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

National Rail Plan (NRP) - India -
Draft Final Report

December, 2020

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

A. Background

Indian Railways is the 4th largest railway network in the world by size with 121,407 kilometres (75,439 mi) of total track over a 67,368 Km route. In the year ending March 2018, IR carried 8.26 billion passengers and transported 1.16 billion tonnes of freight. In the fiscal year 2017–18, IR is projected to have revenue of 1.874 trillion (US$26 billion), consisting of 1.175 trillion (US$16 billion) in freight revenue and 501.25 billion (US$7.0 billion) in passenger revenue, with an operating ratio of 96.0 %.

Now moving forward and with a vision to develop Indian Railways as a world class system which shall be able to cater to the demand by keeping pace with growth and compliment the economic development, Ministry of Railways has envisioned the preparation of National Rail Plan (NRP) for India keeping the year 2050 as the horizon. For this purpose, Ministry of Railways has mandated Rail India Techno Economic Services (RITES) to provide advisory services by further appointing a Consultant. In pursuance of the above and to enable preparation of National Rail Plan, the RITES have assigned the study to M/s AECOM India Private Limited.

AECOM commenced the study in January 2019. As per the Terms of reference of the Study, various deliverables have been submitted.

This deliverable concludes the National Rail Plan and is being submitted as Draft Final Report for circulation to various Stakeholder’s for obtaining their observations so that National Rail Plan can be formalised in its true form.

Present report being the Draft Final Report, not only summarises all the previously submitted deliverables but also concludes the National Rail Plan and details out the infrastructure requirements along with their funding and financing strategies. Various components covered as part of Draft Final Report are explained in subsequent sections.


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