"Bidding time for retail investors in IRFC IPO was extended beyond 5 pm to take care of the large number of applications. IRFC IPO had a total size of Rs 4,633 cr of which IRFC would get two thirds of (upcoming ipo)   the proceeds and the Government one third (Rs 1,544 cr)," DIPAM Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey tweeted. 


The IPO of IRFC closed on Wednesday with an enthusiastic response from investors in all the  (upcoming ipo) categories, it said. 

"Against a number of Rs 3,244 cr to be raised (ex-anchor) bids of more than Rs 11,200 cr have been  (upcoming ipo)  received," Pandey tweeted. 

So far in the current fiscal, the government has mopped up Rs 15,220 crore from disinvestment and (upcoming ipo)  share buyback. 

The budgeted disinvestment mop up for current fiscal is Rs 2.10 lakh crore. Of this Rs 1.20 lakh crore (upcoming ipo)  is to come from minority stake sale in CPSEs and Rs 90,000 crore from stake sale in state-owned financial institutions.