Indian Railways

Type : Mass Transportation System Operator
Indian Railways (reporting mark IR) is an Indian state-owned enterprise, owned and operated by the government of India through the Ministry of Railways. It is one of the world's largest railway networks comprising 115,000 km of track over a route of 65,000 km and 7,500 stations. IR carries about 7,500 million passengers annually or more than 20 million passengers daily (more than a half of which are suburban passengers) and 2.8 million tons of freight daily. In 2011-2012 Indian Railways earned 104,278.79 crore which consists of 69,675.97 crore from freight and 28,645.52 crore from passengers tickets. Railways were first introduced to India in 1853 from Bombay to Thane. In 1951 the systems were nationalized as one unit, the Indian Railways, becoming one of the largest networks in the world. IR operates both long distance and suburban rail systems on a multi-gauge network of broad, metre and narrow gauges....
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Siddharth Srinivasan
Siddharth Srinivasan reported the Citizen Journalism
on Mar 10, 2014 , 04:40 pm
Improper planning by Railways
The marked place in screenshot shows arriving 16657 Rajya Rani Express onto PF-5 at 17:10hrs and departing 16315 to Kochuveli from same platform at 17:15hrs- Now how can one train arrive when another is awaiting departureAlso closely notable fact is more »
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Sohini Tripathi
Sohini Tripathi reported the Citizen Journalism
on Mar 04, 2014 , 12:43 pm
No arrangement for elderly at Nizamuddin railway station
I had a very unpleasant experience at the Nizamuddin Railway Station last week. I was going to Gwalior with my family for a vacation.  I had my parents as well as grandparents with me. My grandparents are 70 years in age. There are about 20-25 s more »
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Shoeb Siddique
Shoeb Siddique commented on the poll by Nupur Tripathy
on Jan 16, 2014 , 05:20 am
Nupur Tripathy - Should the Indian Railways be privatised?
Yes it's high time!
No the government is doing a good job.
Don't know, don't care!
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Mishka Mahajan
Mishka Mahajan reported the Citizen Journalism
on Jan 09, 2014 , 04:27 pm
No proper security checks on railway stations
It seems that even after the deadly 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Delhi government hasn’t learnt any lesson as the security arrangements are still really weak on all railway stations in Delhi.   Sometimes the security machines are not working, even the more »
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Vidyoot Bhutani
Vidyoot Bhutani and 6 more took the poll by Nupur Tripathy
on Jan 02, 2014 , 02:32 am
Nupur Tripathy - Should the Indian Railways be privatised?
Yes it's high time!
No the government is doing a good job.
Don't know, don't care!
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Harpreet Kaur
Harpreet Kaur reported the Citizen Journalism
on Sep 20, 2013 , 10:05 am
White Paint Substitutes Milk in Tea
One a recent trip via the Indian Railways I got off on a station to get a cup of hot steaming tea. What I got to see then, is a scene that will haunt me every time I look or think about 'tea'. The 'chaiwala bhaiya' was setting up his stall. A pot more »
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Debashis Sarkar
Debashis Sarkar reported the Citizen Journalism
on Jul 19, 2013 , 05:30 pm
Free WiFi On Rajdhani Exp
Passengers of Howrah-Rajdhani Express can avail fre e WiFi Internet connection on their personal gadgets on-the-go. The Internet connection has an average download speed of 1.59Mbps and an upload speed of 0.30 Mbps.Thank you Indian Railways for more »
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