Indian Rail (Official website: www.indianrail.gov.in
Internet Booking site: www.irctc.co.in) is the state-owned railway
company of India, which owns and operates most of the country's rail
transport and infrastructure. Indian Railways has one of the
largest and busiest rail networks in the world, transporting over 17
million passengers and more than 2 million tonnes of freight daily.
It is the world's largest commercial or utility employer, with more
than 1.4 million employees. The Indian Railways has a train network
that is spread across the length and breadth of the country,
covering 6,909 stations over a total route length of more than
63,327 kilometres. Indian Railways owns over 200,000 wagons, 50,000
coaches and 8,000 locomotives of rolling stock. Indian Railways is
administered by the Ministry of Railways of the Government of India.
Today, Indian Railways offers diverse tourist routes, magnificent
hotels on wheels with five-star services and Indrail Pass, ideal for
extensive trouble-free tours across the country. Then hurry, don't
miss your train !
Indian Railways has three important websites:
www.indianrail.gov.in - Availability, Fare information and
PNR Status for Indian Railways. This site is often mistyped as
indianrailways.com, indianrail.com and Indianrailways.gov.in by
users. indianrail.ind.in rail.ind.in
www.irctc.co.in - IRCTC site, The official Indian Railways
Online Booking website, often misspelt as IRCTC.com, IRCT, IRTC,
IRCYC, IRCRC and ICTC.
www.trainenquiry.com - Trains Timetable and current running
information on current status of trains and general information
about all the trains operated by Indian Railways.
Best way of checking Indian Railways PNR Status is to go to
www.indianrail.gov.in and best way of making internet bookings/ of
rail tickets is to go to www.irctc.co.in
While the Indian Railway booking system has
always been well organised, one immensely crucial step has been the
launch of the IRCTC website, making all processes related to Indian
Railways a breeze. Besides allowing online booking of rail ticket
(s), it offers everything from railway map to railway ticket fare to
timetable of train (s). A complete railway enquiry system is in
place, with a click of the mouse allowing one to access / check the
Indian Railways timetable, railway ticket
availability and booking for any sector besides complete online
train ticket reservations. Visitors to the website can use it not
only for railway ticket reservation / booking but also to find out
ticket availability and ticket confirmation or PNR status for any
ticket on any train within the Indian Railways network.