Indian Railways has made a mark in infrastructure development by creating a record during 2016-17. Indian Railway has commissioned a Total 2855 Kms of new lines, gauge conversion and double lines which is the highest ever magnitude of construction work achieved in a year.
Out of this, 953 Kms are new lines which are also the highest ever to be commissioned in a year.
The entire meter gauge has been converted to broad gauge in the north east region of the country.
2013 kms of electrification of Railway track has been done against the stiff target of 2000 Kms which is also the highest ever achieved by Indian railways.
1503 unmanned level crossings were eliminated to enhance safety in train operations which is also a record in the history of Indian Railways.
1306 Road over Bridges and Sub ways were completed which is also the highest ever.
484 manned level crossings were eliminated which is the highest ever performance achieved by Indian Railways.
750 bridges were rehabilitated signifying the highest ever performance.
45 freight terminals were commissioned for freight loading against the average of 27 freight terminals that is the highest performance of Indian railways achieved in a single year.
658 locomotives were manufactured in comparison to 621 manufactured in the last year i.e., 2015-16. Here also Indian Railways sets a record.
4280 passenger coaches were manufactured as against 3978 manufactured in the last year, i.e., 2015-16 which is the highest ever passenger coaches manufactured.