Indian Railways have emerged as the sinews of the Indian economy and have reached out to bring together the great Indian family.
Indian Railways play a key role in not only meeting the transport needs of the country, but also in binding together dispersed areas and promoting national integration. Indian Railways have been the prime movers to the nation and have the distinction of being one of the largest railway systems in the world under a single management.
Railways being the more energy efficient mode of transport are ideally suited for movement of bulk commodities and for long distance travel.
As compared to road transport, the railways have a number of intrinsic advantages. The Indian Railway system is managed through zones and operating divisions.
There are also six production units engaged in manufacturing rolling stock, wheels and axles and other ancillary components to meet Railways’ requirements.
Last Updated : March 13th, 2009
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