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Indian Railway Facts

General Knowledge | 7-14 yrs | Reading Pod

12 Interesting Facts about Indian Railways

  1. The first train in India ran between Bombay and Thane on the 16th of April 1853.
  2. The Vembanad Rail Bridge is the longest rail bridge in India.
  3. IR has about 63,028 km of track and employs over 1.55 million people.
  4. There are nearly 13,000 trains running in india.
  5. Nearly 20 million passengers travel in trains everyday.
  6. The Kharagpur platform measuring over 850 meters is the longest platform in the world.
  7. The shortest station name is Ib in Orissa.
  8. Sri Venkatanarasimharajuvariapeta in Tamil Nadu is the longest station name.
  9. The Karbude tunnel between Monkey hill and Khandala is 6.5 km long.
  10. India’s first underground metro was built in Kolkata.
  11. The first computerized reservations took place in New Delhi in 1986.
  12. The Vivek Express is the longest train journey covering 4286 km in 82 hours.

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  1. Good info but needs BIG TIME UPDATES! Please update the facts, it is 2016 now. Much has changed in the Indian Railways!