In August, InterRail India Pvt. Ltd., a 100-percent subsidiary of the InterRail Gruppe, inaugurated a branch office in New Delhi. Branch manager is Puja Dang.
InterRail has been operating in India since 2010; the first three years via a delegation office, which was then turned into an independent, operative country unit. Thus, India has long been an important and future-oriented market for InterRail. The country, which belongs to the BRIC states, is among the fastest growing markets worldwide and an important trade partner for Russia and other CIS states. India is moreover an important hub for goods flows via China and Russian and North European ports.
“India and the CIS nations are countries with well-developed rail freight markets. Customers with transports in both directions turn to rail freight much more naturally than here in Europe. Thus, we had both geographical as well as strategic reasons to expand our network by adding another location in India, as this enables us also to strengthen our position in our other core markets”, explains Hans Reinhard, President of the Board of InterRail Holding AG.
“In the capital, all the major decisions concerning rail transport are made. Important industrial sites have developed over the past years on the outskirts of Delhi, too. Moreover, we have been cooperating for some time already with one of the leading forwarders in Delhi, a subsidiary of the second biggest forwarder for diplomatic relocations in Germany. Their team has over 25 years of experience in this field. With our own office in Delhi, we can benefit even more from the expertise of our cooperation partner and further expand our sales activities in the region”, says Vijay Narayan, Managing Director of InterRail India Pvt. Ltd.
With three offices – in Ahmedabad, New Delhi, and Mumbai – InterRail is geographically very well positioned along the new freight corridor the Indian government has planned; the corridor connects Nava Sheva (Mumbai) and New Delhi.