Indian Railways (IR / भा. रे.), भारतीय रेल  website: is used for passenger services like pnr status checking, train arrival/ departure, e-ticketing, seat availability, train between stations, and train timetable. It is crafted by ministry of railways.

Unreserved mobile ticketing service too is now available on its subdomain:

The official website updates users about zonal railways and about parcel services, freight services, and what railway is doing in fields of education, research, heritage, and recruitment.
source: photo gallery of Indian Railway Gov. India

Honorable minister of railways, Mr. Suresh Prabhu has set up high level railway restructuring committee for mobilisation of resources for major railway projects. This committee will formulate many policies and appropriate frameworks to raise railway resources to meet the demands of the future. Whatever they do can be tracked on IndianRailway.Gov.In the users. Summary of Railway Budget is also featured with key announcements like new trains, new railway routes, conversion from meter gauge to broad gauge, extension of trains, electrification of routes, and any hike or lowering in passenger fare and freight.

While it is important to the users of railway, the website is extremely useful for employees of railways itself. All the latest news and headlines of railway, training circulars, railway codes and manuals, promotion and posting orders, can be accessed by IR personnel anytime.

Various railway boards post new vacancies here too. Many unemployed personnel seeking job in railway often visit the RRB (Railway Recruitment Board) section on the site to see if there is any vacancy available for which they can apply.

Tourists can get the latest information, download concession certificates, retiring room details, concession, refund, reservation and ticketing rules. If you are interested in querying something about railway, you can use RTI (Right To Information). The status of your railway enquiry will be shown on the Indian Railway website.

Lastly, if you are a historian or someone interested in evolution of railway in India, or a statistician who is interested in statistical summary of indian railways you can download the report having info about assets, rolling stocks, total route, electrified running track, traffic volume, fuel consumed by locomotives, and operating revenue and expenditure of railway for the current year. You can also download the railway year book which is an excellent source of railway information.

All in all is a useful website for all types of users who are interested in various aspects of railway, its working, and organizational structure.

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