In India, railways are the transport mode for common masses. Majority of Indian population depend on Indian railways for travelling on daily basis or across India. Indian railways have the most extensive network and connect all the major cities and towns. They have very cheap and affordable fares in regular classes. Even the luxury trains are quite economical compared to air fares. In contrast to earlier, getting train info and making reservations has become far easier. You can complete the entire reservation process in matter of few minutes and the tickets (iticket or eticket) will be sent to you as per your instructions.
For getting train info, there are many methods. You can get train info online. The process is very straight forward. You need to register on Indian railways website. You will register a unique name and password. The same can be used for all future correspondence. You can begin by searching for the required trains on the route you want. You need to fill in some information like source station, destination station, travel dates, class, and one way or return journey et al. Once you fill in these details and search, you will be shown a list of trains. The train name, travel duration, days of run etc will be shown on first page. You can get more details by clicking on particular train and selecting the required train info. For example, if you need to check fare, you can select train and click on get fare. You can also find out whether seats are available or not. Select the train and click on get availability. If seats are available, the information shown will be available. If seats are not available, information would be reservation against cancellation, waiting list etc. Once you find the required train, you can make the reservation online. You can opt for iticket in which case tickets will be delivered to your shipping address. Or you can opt for eticket in which case you can take a print out or carry electronic copy. Eticket can be booked even at the last moment just before the final chart gets prepared. You also need to carry some government issued identification papers before boarding the train as they are required by train ticket examiner.
You can also get train info on SMS or telephone. For getting information like PNR status, train fare enquiry, send SMS or dial 139.
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