Northern Indian railways
Northern Indian railway was set up on 14 April, 1952, with its headquarter at Baroda House in Delhi. It is considered as the largest Indian railways zone and is believed to establish various materializations and innovations in the railways division. It came into existence after an amalgamation of Bikaner Railway, North-West Muhgalsarai, Eastern-Punjab Railway and Jodhpur railway along with the three East Indian Railway divisions.
Origin of Northern Indian railways
The concrete journey began across various parts of the country with the development of Northern Indian Railways. It is also accredited to encompass the biggest route track of around 6807 kms consistently.
Various Segments of Northern Indian railways
It boasts of five segments comprising Moradabad, Lucknow, Firozpur, Ambala and Delhi. It also serves eight other states of the country, which includes Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttranchal, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi. Therefore, Northern Indian railways are well-known for having one of the largest routes of the world interlocking at Delhi. Not only this, NR is also known for operating world's largest route relay interlocking (RRI) at Delhi.
Northern Indian railways Involvement
Northern Indian railways are the primary railway to establish electronic and diesel locomotive simulators at the locomotive sheds of Kanpur and Tughlakabad. These have ultimately helped the Indian railways to enhance the working skills of the new drivers by providing them guidance for operating high-speed train. It is acclaimed that the Northern Indian Railways were the fist Indian railways zone to introduce online computerized reservations on February, 1986. The railways also offer passengers with other benefits at their respective stations.
Facilities provide by Northern Indian Railways
Money Changing Facilities, Automatic Teller Machines, (I ASK Self Dial Telephone Reservation Enquiry Booths), Recorded Coach Guidance, Electronic Display System and Interactive Voice Response are a few key recompenses offered with the introduction of technology. It also provides opportunity to the un-reserved passengers in order to travel via rail.
The network of Indian railways binds the economical, social and cultural essence of the nation. It also covers the entire country varying from east to west and north to south eliminating the barrier of distance for the people of India. The Indian Railway network have played most essential role in creating a feel of unity amongst Indians. It has also helped the nation in developing the agricultural and industrial sectors.
Indian railways in association with IRCTC formulated a toll free calling service ‘139’. The passengers can call on this number in order to know the reservation status, PNR status, or to check the departure and arrival of the train.