Indian Rails are popular all over the country. They are very economical and fares are among the cheapest across different transport modes. Indian railways have strong network connecting major cities with far off places. They are also essential for commuters who have to travel daily. With the volatile air fare price, middle class people are preferring railways more and more. Due to such large volumes, tickets are hard to get at last moment especially during holiday season. It is better to book tickets in advance which can be done even 3-4 months prior to travel.
Indian rails have a huge network of trains travelling daily to different parts. Shatabdi is the fastest train in the country. It connects major cities, travels short distance and has mostly chair seatings. Rajdhani is well known prestigious train which connects most of state capitals. It is premium, long distance train with luxurious services. Duronto comparatively is one of the newer trains which has been introduced and has no stops en route to destination. The only stop could be for attending any technical difficulties. It is one of the fastest trains as well. Garibrath (chariot of the poor) is counterpart to Rajdhani and other premium trains but has been designed for people who can’t afford fares of Rajdhani, Shatabdi etc. There are other express trains as well and local trains. Delhi Railways is among the largest and busiest railway stations in India. Millions of people throng Delhi Railways every day.
For getting details on railways, you can visit website. The website has all details like train schedule, seat availability, fare details etc. You can even make reservation for tickets online. All you need to do is to register on the website with valid shipping address, email and mobile number; select the desired train and make payment. There is discount for senior citizens of around 30 to 40% of base fare. Concession is also given to people of certain categories like defense, parliament etc. There are multiple payment methods like credit card, debit card, net banking etc. You have to choose between iticket and eticket. If you choose iticket, it will be delivered to your shipping address. If you choose eticket, you can take print out. Alternatively, if you sms from railways of train confirmation, it can only serve as proof for ticket reservation. Before boarding the train, ensure you have some identification papers with you which are required by TTE.
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