In India 100% FDI under automatic route is permitted.
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the railway infrastructure sector has opened up opportunities for participation in infrastructure projects such as high-speed railways, railway lines to and from coal mines and ports, projects relating to electrification, high-speed tracks and suburban corridors.
India is the fourth largest rail freight carrier in the world.
Indian Railways envisages an investment of INR 8.5 lakh crore in the next five years.
There is a strong workforce of 1.3 million.
Indian railways are the World’s largest passenger carrier.