India is a big country with area of 3,287,263 square kilometers and population of over 1.2 billion people. Mobilizing such a huge country is a challenge in itself. This challenge can only be completed by Indian Railways, which is the world’s 4th largest railway. It is owned completely by government of India. There are about 7000 passenger trains that run on daily bases and millions of passengers use these trains. It is one of the most reliable and preferred mode of transportation in India. The railways network is divided into number of zones and theses zones are further divided into divisions in order to simplify the control.
It is really important to know about the timing of different trains as mostly people have to take connecting trains. So in order to plan your journeys always go through the train schedule which is also known as “Train at Glance”. The train schedule can be obtained from https://www.irctc.co.in/. This is an official website of Indian Railways and provides passenger with full detailed information regarding various trains. Passengers can also book train tickets online from this website.
While traveling through train always make sure that you make reservation well in advance. It is really difficult to get reservation in trains if you do not reserve them well in advance , so in order to solve this problem, the Indian railways has started a new reservation scheme known as “TATKAL”. Under this scheme some seats in each coach are not opened for reservation and are made available only few days before the departure of the train. The ticket booked under tatkal are a little expensive than the normal train ticket.
Enquiry via Phone
One can make enquiry regarding any train and its schedule by just calling 139. This is railways enquiry number and only local call charges are applied.