India has The World’s Largest Rail Network in Terms of Passenger Traffic

India has the fourth-largest railway system in the world, lagging behind only US, Russia and China. The Indian rail network is spread across more than 67,000 km (approximately 93,000 running track km) with about 7,300 stations. The railways run close to 13,000 passenger trains that carry over 23 mn passengers daily. The Indian Railways transported over 1.2 bn tons of freight in 2017-18. Indian Railways is the single largest employer in India and eighth largest in the world; employing close to 1.4 mn people.