The Rs 700 crore public offer will be a complete offer for sale (OFS) from the government. ICICI Securities, IDBI Capital, SBI Capital Markets are appointed as the book running lead managers to the issue.
The operations of the company have been funded entirely by internal accruals since 2013 and it enjoys a debt-free status at present.
RailTel, incorporated in 2000, provides telecom network and infrastructure services, manages data center and hosting services and offers system integration services to government and non-government customers, and aims to modernise the existing telecom system for train control, operations and safety besides creating a nationwide broadband and multimedia network by laying optical fibre cable along the railway tracks.
It serves as a key network for the Indian Railways and has been executing projects of national importance such as National Knowledge Network (NKN) and Bharat Net.
As on June 30, its optic fibre network covers over 55,000 km and 5,677 railway stations across towns and cities in the country.