IRCTC, IRFC IPOs by September; govt eyes Rs 1,500 crore fundraising


IRCTC, IRFC IPOs by September; govt eyes Rs 1,500 crore fundraising

The government is targeting to raise about Rs 1,500 crore from initial public offerings (IPOs) of two railway companies — IRCTC and IRFC — by September, an official said.

The finance ministry earlier this year initiated the process of launching an IPO of Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) but the company has told the railway ministry that their borrowing cost will go up if it gets listed, the official said. A final call on this would be taken by the Union Cabinet.

“We are working to bring IPO of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and IRFC by September. IRFC may have to go to Cabinet again after elections,” an official said. Read more

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