The Indian Railways is amongst the world’s largest rail networks. Spread over 115,000 km, with 12,617 passenger trains and 7,421 freight trains each day from 7,172 stations plying 23 million travellers and 3 million tonnes (MT) of freight daily, India's railway network is recognised as one of the largest railway systems in the world under single management.
The Government of India has focused on investing on railway infrastructure by making investor-friendly policies. It has moved quickly to enable Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in railways to improve infrastructure for freight and high-speed trains. At present, several domestic and foreign companies are also looking to invest in Indian rail projects.
The Indian Railway network is growing at a healthy rate. In the next five years, the Indian railway market will be the third largest, accounting for 10 per cent of the global market. Indian Railways, which is one of the country's biggest employers, can generate one million jobs.
In order to develop three new arms of the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) in various regions of the country, the Indian Government is planning to invest Rs 3,30,000 crores ($50.98 billion). Also, Indian Railways is planning to invest in adopting European Train Control Systems (ETCS) which will help in the development of infrastructural facilities.
Given the huge potential and vision for the Railways as an industry, the railway construction and railway equipment manufacturers can help deliver the next era of growth for the sector.
JCB, the leading construction equipment manufacturer, offers a range of state-of-the-art, innovatively designed railway equipment and railway construction solutions. From Excavators to Compactors and Backhoe Loaders and the Loadall, JCB’s product line-up is the perfect partner for railway construction.
JCB Excavators, from 20 tonnes to 30 tonnes, offer versatility, value and performance and are the preferred choice for excavation and laying pits for railway line construction. JCB Mini Excavators also find a prominent role in railway construction in track laying sites or signal / electric poles erection sites.
JCB Compactors offer superior productivity and lead the industry in output with the best compaction per pass. Renowned across the world for its efficiency, effectiveness and productivity, JCB Backhoe Loaders are an ideal partner at railway construction sites to help improve overall productivity and profitability.
With the railway construction and the railway equipment industry poised to grow, JCB’s range of products that boast of innovation, productivity and economies of scale make it the ideal partner.