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20 Incredible facts about Indian Railways you didn’t know.

1. The first train in India ran on 16th April 1853 from Bombay to Thane.
The First train in India
2. The mascot
of Indian Railways is Bholu – the guard elephant.
Mascot of Indian Railway Bholu
3. The full track length of Indian Railways can circle the equator one-and-a-half times.
Indian Railway
4. The first railroad was constructed by two Indians – Jaganath Shunkerseth and Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy.
Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy
5. Metupalayam Ooty Nilgiri Passenger train is the slowest train in India. It runs at a speed of 10 kmph.
Metupalayam Ooty Nilgiri Passenger train
6. The total distance covered by Indian Railways daily equals three and a half times the distance to the moon.
7. With over 1.6 million employees, Indian Railways is the world’s 9th largest employer.
8. Indian Railways is a monopoly. It is owned by the government.
Indian Railway Monopoly business
9. Howrah-Amritsar Express has 115 stops, the record maximum for an Express train.
10. Indian Railways carry more than 25 million passengers every day, more than the entire population of Australia.
Indian Railway
11. In 1986, Indian Railways started its first computerized reservation in New Delhi.
Railway computerized reservation
12. The New Delhi Main Station, having the world’s largest route relay interlocking system, has a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
New Delhi Railway station
13. With a length of 1366.33 metres, Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh is the longest platform in the world.
Gorakhpur Railway Station
14. Indian Railways is one of the world’s largest railway networks, with 115,000 kms of tracks and a route of 65,000 kms.
15.Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta is the longest station name.
Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta railway station
16. Guwahati-Trivandrum Express is the most unreliable train in the country. The average delay in the journey is 10-12 hours.
17. The world’s highest railway bridge is being built over Chenab. It will dwarf the Eiffel Tower.
Highest Railway Bridge
18. There are 7,500 railway stations in India.
19. For more than 50 years, there were no toilets on Indian Railways.
20. A mobile app system to track train schedules has been introduced by Indian Railways in 2014.
Source: scoopwhoop .com

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