Amazing facts of Indian Railway

  • Indian Railways is the first single state-owned rail network in Asia and the world’s second largest rail network, which was first started in India on 22 December 1851 and currently employs 1.6 million employees.
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  • The first passenger train of Indian Railways ran between Mumbai and Thane on 16 April 1853 for a full 34 km, in which 14 coaches including a steam engine were fitted and 400 passengers traveled in it for the first time.
  • The first passenger train of Indian Railways was run between Howrah and Hooghly on 15 August 1854.
  • The use of toilets for the first time in Indian Railways started in the year 1909, 50 years after the start of the railways.
  • The name of the first long distance electric train of Indian Railways was Deccan Queen which was run between Mumbai and Pune for the first time in the year 1930.
  • Passenger coaches of Indian Railways were made air-conditioned for the first time in the year 1936.
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  • The National Rail Museum was opened in Delhi in the year 1977 for the protection and promotion of heritage, tourism, education, entertainment of Indian Railways.
  • The expansion of the Indian Railway network was done between the years 1866 to 1872 when Kolkata was connected with Delhi, Amritsar and Mumbai and Mumbai was connected with Cochin and Madras.
  • In the history of Indian Railways, the 20-day continuous strike in the year 1974 is considered to be the biggest rail strike in the whole world till date.
  • For the first time in Indian Railways, the facility of booking tickets sitting at home through the Internet was introduced in the year 2004 and for the first time in the year 2007, the facility of telephone number 139 for making general inquiries across the country.
  • Indian Railways currently has the world’s oldest steam engine named Fairy Queen, which was built by Kitson of Britain in the year 1855.
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  • Indian Railways is considered to be the cheapest rail for travel in the whole world in today’s time.
  • At present, the length of the railway track of the entire country in Indian Railways is such that it can wrap the Earth’s equator one and a half times. At present, Indian Railways has a railway route of 1.16 lakh km, on which about 15000 trains run daily.
  • At present, the maximum railway route in India Rail comes in the state of Uttar Pradesh, which is around 8750-9000 km.
  • At present, there are more than 75 thousand railway stations in Indian Railways, including small and big railway stations, in which the busiest is Lucknow Junction railway station.
  • At present, about 12 lakh people visit its official website in Indian Railways every single minute and about 3-5 crore people travel here every day.
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  • At present the longest distance train in Indian Railways is Vivek Express which covers a total distance of 4273 kms from Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari and on the other hand between Nagpur to Ajni to reach the employees on time at Nagpur Workshop Station. A special train runs whose distance is just 3 kms.
  • At present Rajdhani Express running between Trivandrum to Nizamuddin covers a distance of 528 kms between Vadodara and Kota in Indian Railways and on the other hand Howrah-Amritsar Express stops the maximum number of 115 times in the entire country.
  • At present, Siliguri Railway Station Junction in Indian Railways is the only station in India in which all three track gauges, broad gauge, meter gauge and narrow gauge etc. are present.
  • At present, Navapur railway station is the only station in Indian Railways which comes between the border of two states. Half of it is located in Gujarat and half in Maharashtra.
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  • At present, the railway station with the largest name in Indian Railways is Venkatanarasimharajuvaripata which is located in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh and on the other hand the shortest name railway station is Ib which is located in Odisha.
  • Indian Railways also currently has the world’s highest rail bridge, which has been built on the Chenab river in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. Its current height is 359 meters above the Chenab river, which is five times the height of Qutub Minar in Delhi.
  • At present, the railway track of Pir Panjal is the longest track in Indian Railways which runs in tunnel. Its total length is 11.215 km.
  • At present, the platform of Gorakhpur railway station in Uttar Pradesh is the longest railway platform in the world in Indian Railways, whose total length is 1.366 km.
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  • There are about 2.25 lakh freight coaches in the Indian Railways and also about 10.65 lakh acres of land in the country.
  • Presently in Indian Railways, Faridabad to Agra section is the most high speed train corridor for trains, in which almost all AC superfast trains run at a maximum speed of 150 kmph.
  • Presently the fastest train in Indian Railways is Vande Bharat Express with a speed of 180 kmph and on the other hand the slowest train is Mettpalayam Otty Nilgiri Passenger whose speed is only 10 kmph. mm per hour.
  • At present in Indian Railways there is a special train called Life Line Express which is also known as Hospital on Wheels because all facilities from operation room to treatment are available in this train.
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  • Indian Railways currently operates two trains for its neighboring country Pakistan: the first is the Samjhauta Express between Delhi and Lahore and the Thar Express between Jodhpur and Karachi, the Bandhan Express between Kolkata and Dhaka for Bangladesh. moving.
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