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Indian Railways

Find out about the popular trains that connect Indian cities with one another. What makes these trains popular, the facilities they offer, their hygiene standards and timeliness, together will give you a perspective about whether or not it serves the purpose of your journey. Find all information about Indian Railways. Check PNR Status, Train Running Status, All Trains Status, Seat Availability, Train Time Table, Trains Between Stations & more..

The Indian Railways (IR) is the fourth-largest railway network in the world - in terms of size, its total track length being 1,21,407 kilometer. It operates more than 13,000 passenger trains on a daily basis. It is currently the 8th-largest employer in the world, with more than 1.3 million employees (as of March 2017). The IR is divided into a total of 17 different zones and is further classified into 68 sub-divisions. There are around 15 main types of trains in India that are operated by the Indian Railways. Some of the most popular ones are talked about here. The Duronto Express, which is a non-stop full AC train, having a top speed of 150 km/hr. Passenger trains, which are inter-city trains and have the maximum number of stops. They are economical as well. The Rajdhani Express, a group of superfast trains, which have minimal stops and an average speed of about 140 km/hr. Rajdhani trains are fully air-conditioned. The Garib Rath, which is a low-fare fully air-conditioned long-distance train. The Shatabdi Express, which are superfast chair car only trains that return to the originating station on the same day of departure. They are air-conditioned too.

What is train ticket booking?

Train ticket booking allows the travelers to seek a confirmed berth in the selected class of a train. There are two ways of booking train tickets: through railway station ticket counters or online train ticket booking. Unique PNR (Passenger Name Record) is generated against every ticket booked.

What is the general process for online train ticket booking?

Online train tickets in India can be booked by logging into the IRCTC (a subsidiary of the Indian Railways) website directly or by seeking help from licensed IRCTC agents. Users have to select the source and destination stations, select a train, check for train ticket availability, provide the passenger details (name/s, age, gender, berth preference and meal preference) and then proceed towards payment gateway. The online train ticket booking is finalized once the payment is made. SMS and email is sent to user’s registered details.

What is assisted train ticket booking?

This is a new concept, whereby the user is helped by an experienced IRCTC licensed agent during the online train ticket booking process. Assisted train ticket booking removes all stress involved in the booking process. The user gets important tips and advice (which are backed by data) in every important step. For example, if tickets are not available for your first choice train, the agent quickly suggests an alternative train (with equally good performance and matching for the travel plans) with high train ticket availability.

What are the limitations of online train ticket booking?

Indian railway offers more privileges to the passengers who are willing to book tickets from the railway station ticket counters. Passengers booking train tickets from a station ticket counter can opt for various quotas and concessions. Most of these options are not available for online train ticket booking. While booking train tickets online, the users can only opt for the Senior Citizens, Ladies quota and related concession. Online train ticket booking facility is also not applicable for many international cross-border trains.

Which documents or ID Cards are required for online train ticket booking?

The users do not have to input any ID card details during train ticket booking session. However, the passenger/s need to carry and show one of following identity card during their journey. The original ID card is required for validation purposes. Following ID cards are considered valid by Indian railway:

Aadhar card
Voter photo identity card
Driving License
Pan Card
Central/State Government issued Photo Identity card
Student Identity Card with photograph
Nationalized Bank Passbook with photographs
Credit Cards with laminated photograph
Photo identity cards having serial number