Indian Railways Is the railway system of india, operated by the Ministry of railways. for more detail about Indian railway may please visit indain railway website .

For Better prediction of seat availability in all trains in india, we may visit the website  which is research based and very helpful website for railway passengers.

for ticket booking, indian railway having official website  IRCTC.CO.IN .

By size, it is 4th largest railway network of the world having 121,404 Kms of track kms-67368



In indian railways, about Forty nine percent of the routes has been electrified with 25 KV AC electric traction. Thirty three percent of them are double or multi-tracked.

Indian railways having ridership of 13,000 passenger daily  from 7,349 stations across India.The trains having five-digit numbering system. Mail or express trains, runs with an average speed of 50.6 kilometres per hour. In the freight segment, IR runs more than 9,200 trains daily. Freight trains runs with the speed around 24 kilometres per hour. IR’s rolling stock consisted of  about 277,987 freight wagons, 70,937 passenger coaches and 11,452 locomotives  , As on March 2017. Indian railways having its own locomotive and coach-production facilities in India.

India railway having more than 1.308 million employees , it is the world’s eighth-largest employer,

In the year ending March 2018, IR is projected to carry 8.26 billion passengers and transport 1.16 billion tons of freight.[2] In the fiscal year 2017-18, IR is projected to have earnings of ₹1.874 trillion (US$29 billion), consisting of ₹1.175 trillion (US$18 billion) in freight revenue and ₹501.25 billion (US$7.7 billion) in passenger revenue, with an operating ratio of 96.0 percent.[2]




The first railway proposals for India were made in Madras in 1832. Indian railways having several classes of travel, with or without air-conditioning system. A train may have one or several classes. Slow passenger trains in railway have only unreserved seating, while the Rajdhani ExpressGarib Rath ExpressDouble Decker ExpressTejas Express,  Shatabdi ExpressHumsafar Express and Yuva Express having only air-conditioned classes. For all classes in railway the fare differ, as unreserved seats are least expensive. Fares for the Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi trains including food. IR introduced dynamic fares for the Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi trains (except 1AC and EC classes) to increase revenue. in september 2016.


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