(i) Set up in the year 1903 when the majority of the Indian Railways were managed by companies incorporated in England. It became essential to have a Central Organisation to frame rules and regulations for Traffic Interchanged between the various Private Railways.
(ii) To act as a Consultative Committee and as a Board of Arbitration.
(iii) The IRCA was divested of many of its functions from 1st April 1952 and reorganized to deal with the reduced function after the major company managed Railways and Railways previously owned by the Indian States were taken over by the Government and their management was put under the single authority of the Railway Board.
Source : Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 09-02-2016
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