Railway in India was privately owned companies. Then in 1845-Indian Railway Association collaborated with Great Indian Peninsula Railways.Now India has one of the largest chains of Railway network in the world. First Train Journey was Performed between Bombay to Thane on 16th April 1853 and the week is celebrated as Railway Week. Here are some interesting Facts about India Railway System:
There is a train called Trivandrum – H. Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express that covers a distance of 528Km without even a single stoppage.
HIGHEST RAIL BRIDGE OVER RIVER:
Thinking of it Standing taller than one of the most towering wonders of the World, Eiffel Tower, The Indian Railway is constructing the highest Rail Bridge over River Chenab in J&K.
The train that is considered the most time-consuming is so slow that it goes at a speed of 10KMPH and one can get off the running train, light up smoke, walk a bit and get back to train. Funny isn’t it, but true! The train is Ooty Nilgiri Passenger train.
The longest tunnel in the country is 11.215Km Long on which 1300Crore rupees was spent to built it.It is in the Pir Panjal ranges known as Pir Panjal Tunnel in J&K.
STATION WITH THE SHORTEST NAME:
There is a station with two letters in it, that is IB in Odisha.
LONGEST TRAIN ROUTE:
The longest train route covers the distance of 4273 Km between Dibrugarh and Kanyakumari named Vivek Express.
BUSIEST RAILWAY STATION:
Lucknow is the most Busiest Railway Station in the country, 64 trains run in and out of the city, every day.
TOTAL NUMBER OF DAILY PASSENGERS:
Indian Railways carry over 2.5 Crore Passengers daily that is nearly the entire population in New Zealand, Australia, and Tasmania.