India has one of the best and biggest railway system. There are many things to know about the Indian railway system. Travelling is the best thing that one can ever have. Some for small distance some for long distance. Sometimes, we want to travel for some break and hang out and sometimes we have to travel for our work. When it’s about long distance travelling, we always prefer trains over buses. It is so complicated for them who do not know about it and so, simple for them who are totally familiar with it.
Indian railway is India’s national railway system operated by the Ministry of Railways. It manages the fourth-largest railway network in the world by size, with 121,407 kilometres of total track over a 67,368-kilometre route. It was founded on 8 May 1845. Its headquarters is located in New Delhi, India. Piyush Goyal is the minister of railways.
Reservation of train
Before we travel on the train we have to get the ticket to the destination where we want to go. If we are going to the long distance trip we should get the reservation for the tickets. By the reservation, we got our separate birth so that our journey will become easy and restful for us.
PNR stands for “passenger name record” and it tells you your current status on the WL (waitlist) or RAC (reservation against cancellation queue). Every passenger assigned a unique 10 digit PNR number. We can easily check our PNR status on the internet. PNR no. defines two types of status either waiting for status or confirm status.
Indian Railway /Rail enquiry
We can get all information like Arrival Departure of Trains at stations, Train Route, Availability in Trains, PNR status, running status, rake information or fare chart is collected from various sources. The railway enquiry number is 139. We can also get to know the train schedule with the help of Railway enquiry.
Train running live status
The present time is the time of the internet. We can know anything with the help of internet so as train running status also. Train running status refers to the current status of the train. In other words, we can easily locate the current location of the train.
Indian railway application
Now we can book the ticket with the help of Indian railway app. This app provides us various types of services like –
- online ticket booking
- seat availability
- train timing
- waiting status
- confirm status
- train between stations
IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation)
Indian railway catering and Tourism Corporation is a subsidiary of the Indian railway that handles the catering, tourism and online ticketing operations of the Indian Railways. Its tagline is ‘Lifeline of the nation’.