The Rail Market in India 2009

Overview of the expanding rail market - the railway system and urban transit schemes

India's railway network is one of the largest in the world and is playing a vital role in the growth of the country's economy. This report provides a concise overview of this extensive system and outlines the unprecedented levels of investment being made to handle increasing volumes of freight and passengers.

The report outlines the structure of Indian Railways, including key statistical data, and provides website contact points for the 16 zonal railways that form the network. Areas that are the focus of investment under the country's 11th Plan (2007-12) are listed, together with initiatives being pursued to develop freight passenger traffic.

This timely report also lists the growing number of rail-based urban transit schemes in India as its larger cities seek solutions to rising traffic congestion. The key characteristics, status and cost of each project are outlined. In addition, a summary of principal rail industry suppliers based in India is included.

This report is aimed at any organisation seeking a concise overview of the expanding rail market in India, providing an easy-access guide to its structure, projects and plans.