Two key railway projects changed the way India travels by train -- the 760-km stretch of Konkan Railway and the Delhi Metro. Both the projects were up and running in seven years flat and the man in charge was Dr Elattuvalapil Sreedharan, popularly known as the Railway Man. Read more... India's Railway Man: A Biography of E. Sreedharan by Rajendra B. Aklekar.
Filled with evocative names of legendary train routes -- the Direct-Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Delhi Mail from Jaipur, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Hikari Super Express to Kyoto and the Trans-Siberian Express -- it describes the many places, cultures, sights and sounds he experienced and the fascinating people the author met. Read more... The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux.
1 ΣChains between GHY/Guwahati and TVC/Thiruvananthapuram Central (Trivandrum)
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The railways played a large part in the making of modern India. By connecting historically and geographically disparate regions and people, it forever changed the way Indians lived and thought and eventually made a national identity possible. Read more... Indian Railways: The Weaving of a National Tapestry by Bibek Debroy, et al..