The RailTel is expected to disinvest its stake in RailTel Corporation upto 25%. It will disinvest through IPO, and has asked merchant bankers to apply their bid to manage the listing process. The paid up share capital of the Railway PSU stands at ₹ 320.93 crore and profit after tax for 2017-18 was ₹156 crore. As on March 31, 2018, RailTel net worth stood at ₹1,249 crore.

The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) said “The Government of India is considering to divest up to 25% paid up equity share capital in RailTel out of its 100% in the domestic market through initial public offer (IPO),” while inviting the bids from merchant bankers.

This disinvestment of RailTel Corp. Comes under the approved plan decided by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs in December 2018.