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Indian Railways Comes of Age With the Train-18 Trainset

Its perfectly machined body glistens under the flash lights. The sleek lines and plush interiors stand apart, unbelonging to its surroundings. The entire train looks…

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How to Book General Train Tickets Using the UTS App

A step-by-step guide on how to buy unreserved/general train tickets on the Indian Railways network using the UTS mobile app.

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Myths and Facts about the Nagpur Diamond Crossing

The Nagpur Diamond Crossing junction is not at the mid point of India but only a crossing between the main line and a yard line.

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The Problem with Indian Trains looking like Dinosaurs

“Development” is a tricky word, especially when used in the context it is used in India nowadays. “Development” should ideally refer to “an improvement in…

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What are EMU Trainsets?

IN his maiden railway budget on Feb 26 2015, the Railway Minister Sri Suresh Prabhu announced the following: “With a view to providing superior riding…

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Why weren’t any new trains announced in the 2015-16 Railway Budget?

No new trains were announced in the Railway Budget of 2016-17 also, for reasons the same as what is given in the post below. Railway…

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Where is My Train? How to Find Your Train’s Location

“Where (the hell) am I?” is not a question repeatedly asked by just puny humans contemplating their place in the vastness of the Universe, but…

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Why Are Indian Railways Trains So Slow?

Indian Railways trains seem to be slow not because their absolute (top) speeds are low but because of inadequate infrastructure to run trains.

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The IRCTC Windows Mobile Ticket Booking Application

The largest e-commerce entity in India, our very own Indian Internet superstar celebrity, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation infamously¬†known as IRCTC which lets…

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New at IRCTC: “Lite” Website, QR Code on e-Tickets

This is an old post. The “lite” IRCTC site does not exist now. To know the latest in the application of technology to Indian Railways…

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