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Monday, July 02, 2018

Facts and Figures-101: INDIAN RAILWAYS

FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT INDIAN RAILWAYS
  • The total distance covered by the 14,300 trains on the Indian Railways everyday, equals three & half times the distance to moon
  • The first train on Indian soil ran between Bombay and Thane on the 16th of April 1853
  • IR has about 63,028 route kms. of track
  • IR employs about 1.55 million people
  • It carries over 13 million passengers & 1.3 million tones of freight everyday
  • It runs about 14,300 trains daily
  • IR has about 7,000 railway stations
  • The longest platform in the world is at Kharagpur and is 2,733 ft. in length
  • Nehru Setu on Sone River is the longest Railway bridge
  • 42 Railway companies operated in the country before independence
  • Electric Locomotives are manufactured at Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, Chittaranjan
  • Coaches are manufactured at ICF/Chennai, RCF/Kapurthala and BEML/Bangaluru
  • The national Rail Museum at New Delhi was set-up in 1977
  • People Employed in Indian Railway are about 1.6 million
  • Stations across State Lines are Navapur (Maharashtra and Gujarat) and Bhawani Mandi (Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan)
  • Classes of travel on Indian Railway: Ist AC, 2nd AC, 3rd AC, AC Chair Car IInd sleeper & IInd ordinary
  • Railway Station with all the Three Gauges is Siliguri Railway Station
Grateful thanks to Facts about India.com

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