Recently Indian Railways introduced the special 'Container Rajdhani' or CONRAJ, for high priority freight.
Centre for Railway Information Systems signifies an autonomous society under Railway Board, responsible for developing the major software required by Indian Railways for its operations.
The Indian Railways manufactures a lot of its rolling stock and heavy engineering components, largely for economic reasons, as important rail technology comes at a high price.
Indian Railways operates both long distance and suburban rail systems.
The Himsagar Express, between Kanyakumari and Jammu Tawi, has the longest run in terms of distance and time on Indian Railways network, covering 3,745 km (2,327 miles) in about 74 hours and 55 minutes.
Indian Railways operates 7,566 locomotives; 37,840 Coaching vehicles and 222,147 freight wagons, operates a total of 6,853 stations, 300 yards, 2,300 goods-sheds, 700 repair shops and a total workforce of 1.54 million.
Indian railways suffers from deteriorating finances and lack the funds for future investment.
A total of 42 separate railway systems, including 32 lines owned by the former Indian princely states, amalgamated as a single unit, christened as the Indian Railways.
Indian Railways (Hindi ?????? ???), abbreviated as IR, refers to a Department of the Government of India, under the Ministry of Railways, tasked with operating the rail network in India.
Competition from low cost airlines, which recently made its dйbut in India, raised a new concern faced by Indian Railways.
The Minnesota Legislature is a bicameral body consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
The Rajdhani Express and Shatabadi Express represent the fastest and most luxurious trains of Indian Railways, though they face increasing pressure from air travel, as the trains travel only 80 km per hour (c.f.
Indian Railways pays dividend to the Central Government for the capital invested by the Central Government.
Indian Railways is a department of the Government, being owned and controlled by the Government of India, via the Ministry of Railways rather than a private company.
Indian Railways undergo the same audit control as other government revenue and expenditures.
Indian Railways is administered by the Railway Board, which has a financial commissioner, five members, and a chairman.
Indian Railways makes 70 percent of its revenues, and most of its profits, from the freight sector, using these profits to cross-subsidise the loss-making passenger sector.
Indian Railways operates 8,702 passenger trains and transports 15 million daily across 25 states and three union territories (Delhi, Puducherry (formerly Pondicherry) and Chandigarh).
Indian Railways, a state monopoly on India's rail transport, constitutes one of the largest and busiest rail networks in the world, transporting six billion passengers a year.
Indian Railways also transports vehicles over long distances.
Indian Railways have accepted, given the size of operations, eliminating all accidents constitutes an unrealistic goal, and at best they can only minimize the accident rate.
Indian Railways owns and operates the Calcutta Metro, but not a part of any of the zones.
The Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) railway station in Mumbai, operated by Indian Railways, also received World Heritage Site recognition.