Gzb, India (PressExposure) April 18, 2011 -- The highest employer in the world - The Indian Railway is considered to be the best railway system in the world. It is said to have established a wide range of areas covered with immense customer base all around the country. The Indian Railway was founded by the British Government and later on developed by the Indian Government after the independence. Mostly all cities across the country have been covered by the Indian Railway and there is continuous bookings made by the people to all the destinations.
Indian railway was introduced in the year 1853. Indian railway system was nationalized in the year 1951. It is the fourth largest network in the world. Indian Railway is directly under the control of the Ministry of Railways of the Government of India. The railway track is more than 64,000 kilometers. Indian railway system provides the safest mode of transportation. Travel fare is cheaper as compared to traveling by air. Various facilities are provided during the journey in order to make the journey comfortable. It has become extremely easy to book the train tickets. Train journey is indeed exciting and different.
The Indian railway maintain tourism and catering corporation which in turn has a network of hotels and restaurants that will help the customers in reaching out to the nearest and best hotels for stay. The tourism and catering corporation of the Indian Railway have large connections with the local tourism development boards of each state. The recent update of this corporation is the e-booking of the tickets. This has proved to be a major success and nearly 75 percent of the journey tickets are booked through internet. The booking slot for the rail tickets are opened 90 days in advance and there are extra booking charges for the same.
Also the Indian Railway has the connections with the travel agents for the tickets during peak seasons. Thus, one can get their journey tickets by paying an extra sum to the travel agent. The Indian Railway operates more than 1000 trains across the country. The trains include the Shatabdi, the Rajdhani and the regular express and passenger trains. The goods carriers are the preferred ones by the merchants to transfer goods from one place to another. Indian Railway has several compartments which suit according to the luxury level of the passengers. There are even the air conditioned compartments which are preferred by the elite group of people. For long distance trains, the railways have pantry facilities which provide food and snacks round the clock.
Thus, Indian Railways are considered as the best choice for the people of middle class in India.