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