Let us consider how good Indian Railways really does their job. There is no doubt that the Indian Railways is still the primary system of travel for people traveling throughout India. Flights are getting cheaper, and the road system is improving, but the Railway is still what people default to when they think of cross country travel. Indian Railways is one of the most affordable means of travel of people. It is really the transportation of the common people.
You have to consider that there are 1.3 billion people in the nation, and they need transportation. One of the difficulty is that people need to book tickets up to three to four months in advance. Most people would have trouble planning out their travels so early. To meet this last minute need, they have created an emergency booking system called TATKAL where people can book just one day before their travel. But this is a hit and miss approach where you don’t have any guarantee that you will get the booking.
Although such complications are there in the Indian Railway system, they are working on improving the booking, travel, cleanliness, accessibility, internet connectivity, catering of food, and numerous other options for their customers. From the side of the customer, the changes may not be enough nor fast enough. But for the Indian Railways trying to serve a country with such a large population, it is doing a great job in their task.
Indian Railways can be good depending on the class that you are planning to purchase. For example, if you choose the more expensive class or ONE A, then you are guaranteed to have a very smooth and comfortable ride no matter where you need to go.
If you choose the least expensive seat which is also known as the UR/GEN, there is no guarantee that you are going to be comfortable. This can be hard especially if you are going to travel long distances. There are some people who would need to stand for a long time. Sometimes, for the whole duration of the train ride because they do not have a seat.
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Answered Feb 08, 2019
The government railway system is owned and operated by the federal government and it is called Indian Railways. It ranks fourth as far as being the largest train network in the world. It is very popular for passengers because almost twenty thousand passengers use the Indian Railways. It is used for trips far away and for around the country and cities.
Therefore, some of these passengers take it for pleasure and others to get to work. It is also used to carry freight. Indian Railways is good, but it would depend on the class car that you purchased. They are ranked. One A is the most luxurious. The least expensive is called UR/GEN and they don’t even promise you a seat.