Indian railway has the fourth largest network in the world. With freight, passengers, goods, tourists and suburban railway systems, Indian railways transport around 2.5 crore people daily.
With such network, the electricity consumed by our railway network is huge. Currently, Indian railways consume 18.5 billion units of electrical energy every year. Out of this, 16 billion is consumed in running the railways and the rest 2.5 billion is used in various miscellaneous activities.