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Indian railway passenger traffic FY 2010-2019

The passenger traffic in the railway sector amounted to over eight billion across India in fiscal year 2019. Passenger rail traffic from India’s suburbs was much higher than the non-suburban rail traffic at the end of fiscal year 2018. Overall, the railway network transported over 23 million passengers every day.

Freight traffic

Over one billion metric tons of freight was carried across India in 2019. The country had over nine thousand freight trains in operation that amounted for a daily freight transport volume of over three million metric tons as of March 2020. Freight traffic was also the major source of revenue for Indian Railways.

Road ahead

The railway network in India was forecast to become the third largest across the globe in the next five years. Indian Railways was one of the biggest employers in the country. The freight traffic via dedicated freight corridors was projected increase at a compound annual growth rate of over five percent by the end of fiscal year 2022.

Passenger traffic in railways across India from financial year 2010 to 2019

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

FY 2010 to FY 2019

Supplementary notes

Note: India's financial year begins in April and ends in March. For example, FY 2016 started in April 2015 and ended in March 2016.

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