Indian Railways covers total 63,140 route kilometers as on 31.3.2002, including broad gauge (total 45,099 kilometers), narrow gauge (total 3,265 kilometers) and meter gauge (total 14,776 kilometers). It is considered as the main part of the India�s transportation system. Some major statistics related to Indian Railways:
•Wagons (units) - 2,16,717
•number of locomotives (operating) - 7,739
•Operating trains - 14,444
•Daily Passengers - 8,702
•Coaches - 39,236
Not only passengers, everyday, Indian Railways carry more than a million ton of freight traffic encompassing around 6,856 numbers of rail stations. Being the primary infrastructural sector of India, Railways has been developing to maintain a pace with the development of Indian economy. Though the huge investment required for the overall development of the Indian Railway system has not been fully sanctioned but due to the budgetary support it is planning to develop its infrastructural aspects. Operating Zones and Production Units
Basically, the Indian Railway system is operated through several zones and other operating...