Indian Railways is 150 years old
It is largest railway system in world under one
It is the lifeline of our country
It is the biggest civilian employer in the world
No strike in last 30 years in spite of 17 lac workers
It runs 12000 trains every day
It carries 1.4 crore passengers & 16 lac tonnes of goods
Indian Railways,the world’s second largest railway,
carries 11 million passengers each day, on 8520 trains
departing from 7000 stations.
1853- First train run (Boribunder to Thane)
1854-The first passenger train (Howrah to Hoogly)
1856-First south line was open. (Chennai)
1859-First north line( Allahabad to Kanpur)
1947-Post partition 21 railway systems - 10 owned by the GOI and balance by
1951- Southern, Central and Western Railways SR, CR&WR created
1952-Northern, Eastern and North Eastern Railways, NR,ER&NER created
1955-South Eastern Railways, SER created
1958-North East Frontier Railways, NFR created.
1966-South Central Railways, SCR created.
2002-East Central & North Western Railways created in October
2002-South Western , West Central, North Central, South Eastern Central &
East Coast Railway, created in April 2003
Nothing can change
We are rail roads
Fear and anxiety
Passion and Integrity
We are in the business
Hope and excitement
Unit cost focused
Strength- biggest company , largest network ,
affordable to common people.
Weakness-corruption within department , poor
infrastructure , delayed train.
Opportunity-Metro in commercial city like Mumbai ,
development in small cities.
Threat-low cost airlines , improvement of roadways ,
could be taken over by airlines
SECOND ORDER CHANGE
Usage of IT in Railways
Golden quadrilateral projects
Expansion of Railway Zones from nine to sixteen
Doubling of Railway routes
Railway road kms expansion
Phasing out of steam engines.
Replacing diesel engines with electric engines.
Meter gauge to broad gauge conversion .
Electrification of routes
Third class accommodation abolished
Introduction of AC-2 tier and AC-3 tier coaches
Introduction of IRCTC
Outsourcing of maintenance operations
Human Resource initiatives
Increasing the speed of trains
A large complex Infrastructure System with Large
Geographical Dispersion such as the Indian Railways can
benefit greatly from the intelligent use of IT
Freight revenue enhancement
Passenger revenue enhancement
Improvements in Customer and public service
Transforming Transport through Technology
Jewels in the Crown
-Freight Operations Information system ( FOIS)
-Passenger Reservations System (PRS)
-Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS)
-Instant voice response system (IVRS)
Total freight increased to 728.41 mt. during 2006-07 from 666.51
mt. in 2005-06.
During 2006-07 gross earnings went up by 14% to register US $
15.19 billion as against US $ 13.25 billion while passenger
earnings accounted for US $ 4.1billion (13.8 per cent growth)
freight earnings accounted for US $ 10.16 billion.
The operating ratio of Railways has improved to 78.68 per cent
during the year 2006-07 from 83.72 per cent in 2005-06
SOURCE: Alok Kumar Mishra, Indian Railways, Backbone of
Information Transport in India, Oct. 15, 2002, p.2 and 11
“It is not the strongest of the species that
survive, nor the most intelligent, but is the
one most responsive to change.”
“Revolutions don’t last, but Evolution does”