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March 21, 2017

Indian Railways : Emerging business opportunities

Rolling Stock | Network Expansion | Doubling | Electrification | Gauge Conversion | Safety | High-Speed Rail | Dedicated Freight Corridor| Metro Rail | Public Private Partnerships

After decades of under-investment, the railway sector is finally going through a much-needed course correction. In the past two years, the government has set in motion numerous measures to realise the sector's potential as the next growth engine of the economy. An ambitious investment outlay of Rs 8.56 trillion has been announced for FY16-20, supported by external funding and participation of various stakeholders. And of this, ~Rs1 trillion has already beenexpended in FY16, marking the government's determination to see these plans materialise within defined timeframes.

This report delves deep into the potential transformation underway in Indian Railways to offer a realistic assessment of the investment targets and emerging business opportunities across segments.

Key coverage

  • Segment-wise analysis on
    • Investment outlook up to FY20 and visibility beyond
    • Zone-wise opportunity
    • Existing and upcoming project pipeline
    • Pace of sanctioning of new projects and completions
    • Changing trends
    • Funding mix and constraints
    • Major thrust segments for Indian Railways
  • Special focus also on DFCs, HSR, station redevelopment and port connectivity
    • Status and milestones
    • Funding mechanism and tie-ups
    • Modes of contracts awarded
    • Opportunity and investment outlook
  • Outlook on financing requirements, alternative financing options and adequacy of funding
  • Additional freight that rail can support and commodities that would benefit the most through lower logistics cost and shift to rail
  • Profiles of over 100 railway contractors and suppliers – rating outlook, key operational/ financial parameters
  • Detailed annexures of over 5,000 ongoing and recently sanctioned project-wise data highlighting cost, location, etc.
  • Over 75 interactions across railway board and departments as well as industry players

Benefits of report

  • Funding opportunities across segments
  • Key benchmarks for example - Construction cost per km/ per unit across segments, margins, return profile, gearing
  • Credit profile of railway suppliers/ contractors rated by CRISIL
  • Understanding investment opportunity across segments including zone-wise analysis
  • Identification of priority projects/ segments and areas of risk
  • Project level details including recently sanctioned, listed for awarding and yet to be awarded in key segments