The Planning Commission wants to increase the share of cargo moved by rail to 50-60 per cent by 2018 from the current 36 per cent.
There is little private investment in the sector barring the container train operations. Creating rail and road connectivity for ports to enable faster evacuation of cargo will be another area of focus, he said.
Indian Railways has not maintained a stable policy in container operations. The railway ministry is a regulator and operator, and has changed policies frequently leading to investor concerns.