Indian Railways is a mind-boggling mystery. Thousands of trains crisscross this vast land, carrying millions of passengers from place to place. With the network of tracks running on the plains and hills and through forests and fields, the plying of trains is hard to comprehend. Passengers are given a choice to book a ticket in a passenger or an express train. Most of the express trains ply overnight, while most of the passenger trains run during the day.
The railway has come a long way from what it first was. With electric express trains on board, trains travel at a greater speed today. The First Class and AC coaches offer passengers maximum comfort. Because of its vastness both in terms of track miles and people it transports, it remains the safest and most popular mode of transport. People are offered different ways to have railway reservation for their travel.
The railway system in Indian is known for its innovative methods of functioning.
The introduction of IRCTC is the hallmark of Indian Railways ticket booking system. Through this you can book your train tickets quite easily sitting at anyplace. This online booking tool requires you to open an account with the railway using a log in ID and password. It facilitates you to plan your trip using the travel planner and the time table available in the tool. The time table provides you all the information with regard to the train names, numbers and timings; distances between stations; names of passing stations and fares. These details help you to book your tickets online. The online reservation helps you avoid standing in a long queue in front of the railway ticket counter. Instead, you can confirm your ticket reservation by providing the train name or number, destination and arrival stations and the details of passengers. The process is simple and over when you make the payment through a credit or debit card.
The railway confirms your ticket reservation immediately and the e-ticket is available online. Today Indian Railways supports the use of ‘paperless ticket’ in trains in support of the environment. One can also book tickets on a mobile phone too. Indian Railways has decided to improve the booking facilities for passengers through its improved reservation mounting system. Tickets to any destinations can be booked from any computerized counters. The special scheme or the Tatkal scheme is available to the passengers who decided to travel at the last minute. There are other facilities of booking railway tickets like online booking and booking tickets through SMS in your phone. The passengers can also utilize the provision of checking the PNR status via mobile phone.
The computerized and online booking has made railway reservation less complicated and a lot easier to book tickets, and also reserve berths. So, book your tickets now and enjoy a great journey in Indian trains.