Indian Railways is the national railway system of India, owned and operated by the government of India. It is the fourth largest railway network in the world, spanning over 67,000 kilometers, serving millions of passengers every day. The Indian Railways operates both long-distance trains, connecting major cities, as well as commuter trains, connecting suburbs to the cities. The railways also facilitates the transportation of goods through its extensive freight network. The company is responsible for providing affordable and efficient transportation facilities to the citizens of India. Indian Railways is an essential element of India's economic infrastructure, serving as a backbone for the country's trade and commerce.