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Incorporated in 1986, the Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) is a public-sector enterprise that’s wholly-owned by the Government of India. IRFC is primarily engaged in financing the acquisition of rolling stock assets, leasing of railway infrastructure property, and lending to entities below the Ministry of Railways (MOR). Being the borrowing arm of Indian Railways, IRFC is accountable to raise funds for MOR that’s required to acquire rolling stock assets (wagons, vans, electric multiple units, locomotives, coaches), its enhancement, growth, and property management.

It follows a monetary leasing model to finance rolling stock assets procurement for a lease interval of 30 years. In fiscal 2019, the precise capital expenditures by the Indian Railways have been Rs. 1,334 billion, out of which, IRFC financed Rs. 525.35 bn accounting for 39.34% expenditures.

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Competitive strengths

  • Strategic position in Indian Railways progress.
  • Sound credit rating i.e. CRISIL AAA/A1+ and ICRA AAA/A1+.
  • Competitive cost of borrowing.
  • Strong monetary efficiency.
  • Sound asset-liability management.
  • Experienced administration team.

Company Promoters:

The President of India appearing via the Ministry of Railways (MoR) is the promoter of the corporate.

Company Financials:

ParticularsFor the year/period ended (Rs in million)
Total Assets29,19,865.8127,55,041.2920,64,382.9516,14,510.41
Total Revenue73,848.291,34,210.901,09,873.5592,078.39
Profit After Tax18,868.4131,920.9621,399.3320,014.60

Objects of the Issue:

The net IPO proceeds are proposed to be utilized for the following objects:

  • To increase firm’s equity capital base to fulfill business future progress necessities.
  • To meet common company functions.

IRFC IPO Details

IPO Opening DateJan 18, 2021
IPO Closing DateJan 20, 2021
Issue TypeBook Built Issue IPO
Face Value₹10 per equity share
IPO Price₹25 to ₹26 per equity share
Market Lot575 Shares
Min Order Quantity575 Shares
Listing AtBSE, NSE
Issue Size1,782,069,000 Eq Shares of ₹10
(aggregating as much as ₹4,633.38 Cr)
Fresh Issue1,188,046,000 Eq Shares of ₹10
(aggregating as much as ₹[.] Cr)
Offer for Sale594,023,000 Eq Shares of ₹10
(aggregating as much as ₹[.] Cr)

IRFC IPO Tentative Timetable

The IRFC IPO open date is Jan 18, 2021, and the close date is Jan 20, 2021. The issue could listing on Jan 29, 2021.

IPO Open DateJan 18, 2021
IPO Close DateJan 20, 2021
Basis of Allotment DateJan 25, 2021
Initiation of RefundsJan 27, 2021
Credit of Shares to Demat AccountJan 28, 2021
IPO Listing DateJan 29, 2021


The IRFC IPO market lot size is 575 shares. A retail-individual investor can apply for as much as 13 lots (7475 shares or ₹194,350).

ApplicationLotsSharesAmount (Cut-off)

IRFC IPO Promoter Holding

Pre Issue Share Holding100%
Post Issue Share Holding86%

IRFC IPO Prospectus

Company Contact Information

Indian Railway Finance Corporation Limited
UG-Floor, East Tower, NBCC Place
Bisham Pitamah Marg, Pragati Vihar, Lodhi Road
New Delhi – 110 003

Phone: 91 (11) 2436 9766

IRFC IPO Registrar

KFintech Private Limited
   Selenium Building, Tower-B, Plot No 31 & 32,
   Financial District,Nanakramguda, Serilingampally,
   Rangareddi, Telangana India – 500 032.

Phone: 1-800-3454001

IRFC IPO Lead Manager(s)

  1. HSBC Securities & Capital Markets Pvt Ltd
  2. ICICI Securities Limited
  3. IDFC Bank Limited
  4. SBI Capital Markets Limited


  1. What is the IRFC IPO?
    IRFC IPO is a main-board IPO of 1,782,069,000 equity shares of the face worth of ₹10 aggregating as much as ₹4,633.38 Crores. The concern is priced at ₹25 to ₹26 per equity share. The minimum order quantity is 575 Shares.The IPO opens on Jan 18, 2021, and closes on Jan 20, 2021.KFintech Private Limited is the registrar for the IPO. The shares are proposed to be listed on BSE, NSE.
  2. How to apply in IRFC IPO through Zerodha?

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