The Indian railways provide benefits to small sections of the society that need relief in the form of concessions. Concessions are granted according to the fares of Mail/ Express Trains irrespective of the types of train the passenger travels in, that is, Mail, Express or Passenger. Concessions are granted to: · The Blind (with/without escort) with a certificate from a registered medical practitioner or the head of the recognized institution […]

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The Indian Railways system has been on an upward trend ever since 1853, when the first train moved from Bombay to thane. There was no looking back since then. The novel plan of introducing a rail system in India transformed the whole history. Ever since its origin in 1853 the rail service in India never turned back again. It went on knitting new links and adding new stations to the […]

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The ‘Garib Rath’ was started by the Indian Railways in 2005 by the then Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav. Since the poor man cannot afford expensive trains such as Rajdhani and Shatabdi, the Garib Rath or ‘the Poor Man’s Chariot’ provides the poor with a full AC facility. It also runs faster than most super fast trains with a 130 km/hr speed that is the same as Rajdhani. However, the […]

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One of the best ways to commute across India is undoubtedly the Indian railways. It will not be wrong to say that it is the backbone of India and it connects the entire nation including the string of villages. A career decision is a crucial decision that will not only affect your life but also the family at large. If you are thinking about a career in the railways then […]

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The Indian Railway has come up with a fare utility search option as well, that allows its passengers to search for the departure and arrival of specific trains and to also calculate and view the fare that needs to be paid by the passengers. This is unique as it assists the passengers in selecting not only a suitable railway route but also a convenient fare for themselves. Indian Railways have […]

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Indian Railways has a rich history. The first plan was proposed sometime in 1832 but no action was taken till the 1840s. In 1842, British Civil Engineer, Charles Blacker Vignoles submitted a report on a Proposed Railway in India to the East India Company and in 1845 the then Governor General of India-Lord Hardinge decided that the East India Company would assist the private capitalists to build a railway system. […]

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Indian Railways aim to provide fresh food to the commuters to make their journey as comfortable as possible through the help of its subsidiary-IRCTC (Indian Railways catering and Tourism Corporation). IRCTC provides fresh meals facility within the express train. IRCTC aims to improve the quality of food services and be customer oriented. It also takes care of the logistics for such food services very well and brings efficiency in the […]

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The PNR status of a ticket tells us about the status of the reservation made with the Indian Railways. It is the most frequently searched term by a huge number of passengers of the country. The only possible ways of finding these status updates is by dialing a phone number or by the means of the railway website. The Indian railway has come up with a standard toll free number […]

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There is no doubt about the fact online services with regard to the Indian Railways have scored fairer as compared to over the counter services. Nevertheless there are a large number of passengers who still choose to make their reservations through the manual reservation counters. A reservation form can either be printed out or a form can be obtained from the counters itself. Reservation must always be made in advance […]

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Indian Railways intend for a pleasant and a no hassle journey for the senior citizens hence it provides benefits and concessions to them. The senior citizens can avail special concessions on demand while making a reservation. The minimum age for senior citizen concession is 60 years and it is 50% for women and 30% for men on fares of all classes of coaches and sleepers in the train. This includes […]

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