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Varieties of Trains That Cater the Needs of Varieties of People

By Kylea Taylor Subscribe to RSS | December 8th 2011 | Views:
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Indian railways , the fourth largest railway in the world running 114500 km track length, transporting over 30 million passengers and 2.8 million tons of freight every day employs a work force around 1.36 million to take care of its operational and maintenance activities. Indian rail reservation for passenger travel is handled both by Railways department and through one of its BPOs called Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited apart from Indian railways reservation counters.

Rail reservation is also done through Travel agents authorized by the Ministry of Railways and these agents collect a small fee for the services, over and above the train fare and railways reservation charges.

Rail reservation is done for a number of types of trains operated by Indian Railways, which suits different kinds of traveling public and these trains include

•Special trains, which are run for specific periods for managing passenger traffic, which carry the normal fares and reservation charges.

•Mail/Express/Superfast trains, which are fast running, scheduled with limited stoppage, superfast trains carrying small additional charges.

•Luxury trains, for tourists and holidaying people, providing living facilities in the train itself, with special package fares quite different from normal tariff based on distances.

•Rajdhani, long distance fully air conditioned trains, fares inclusive of food services provided during travel.

•Shadhabdi, luxury trains fully air conditioned , catering services provided charges for which included in the fare.

•Janshadhabdi, long distance air conditioned trains with Non AC coaches attached.

•Garibrath/Yuva again long distance air conditioned trains meant for those not affording Rajdhani level trainfare, with fares subsidized and without Rajdhani amenities.

•Duronto, the fastest train genre running between two long distance places but with only one or two stoppages.

•Tourist trains, meant for holidaying people, connecting important locations and places of pilgrimage.

•Special Hill Station trains, which are Toy trains, meant mostly for pleasure trips apart from facilitating those who live in hill stations.

•Passenger trains running between short distances, not requiring rail reservation for travel.

Indian rail reservation can be done three months ahead of travel in all sections and the rail reservation can be cancelled at any point of time, depending upon the exigencies of circumstaces.

Tickets bought at the railway reservation counters and i-tickets can be cancelled only at the counters whereas, E tickets can be cancelled online. E tickets are your own computer printouts and i-tickets are the ones sent by Indian Railways, when you reserve them online.

Advance rail ticket booking through Indian rail reservation system is a good practice for traveling in comfort and without hassle , although you can choose to travel in unreserved compartments available in most of the trains.

Kylea Taylor - About Author:
Indian Rail Reservation - Information about indian railway reservation, railway reservation rules for the travellers, enquiry about railway resrvation, railway timetable schedule at Indianrailwayreservation.net.in

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