Saturday, 27 February 2016

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History and Interesting facts about Indian Railways

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🎖The Indian Railways 🎖
📢History and Interesting facts about Indian Railways
😟For more than fifty years after the formation of the Indian Railways in 1857, there was one crucial element that was missing on the nation's trains: toilets.
Passengers had to wait till till the stations to answer the call of nature, and it was not until a passenger named Okhil Chandra Sen wrote this angry yet amusing letter in 1909 that toilets were installed on Indian trains.
So if you're in India, and you have to go to the bathroom aboard one of their trains, you have Mr. Sen to thank:
💬Interesting Right😉.so,lets start with the Amazing Facts of the Indian Railways.😨
🔅The first railroad was constructed by two Indians – Jaganath Shunkerseth and Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy.
🔅The first train in India ran on 16 April, 1853 between Mumbai and Thane (the distance was 34 kilometer).
The second train ran on 1854 from Howrah to Hooghly.
🔅The first electric train ran in 1929 from Mumbai to Pune.
🔅Indian Railway network is the fourth largest network in the world. The rankings are- 1) USA 2) Russia 3) China 4) India
🔅The mascot of Indian Railways is Bholu - the guard elephant.
🔅Indian Railway Network is divided into 16 zones. General Manager controls each zone
🔅In 1986, Indian Railways started its first computerized reservation in New Delhi
🔅With a length of 1366.33 metres, Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh is the longest platform in the world
🔅Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta is the longest station name.
🔅There are 7,500 railway stations in India.
🔅Mobile app system to track train schedules has been introduced by Indian Railways in 2014.
🔅The world's highest railway bridge is being built over Chenab. It will dwarf the Eiffel Tower.
🔅Guwahati-Trivandrum Express is the most unreliable train in the country. The average delay in the journey is 10-12 hours
🔅The longest rail route is from Jammu-Tavi to Kanyakumari(Vivek Express.Imp for exam) (3,726 kilometers).
🔅Indian Railway  is one of the largest employers in India and world with 1.6 million employees. It is the ninth largest employer in world.
🔅On 24 October, 1984 the first metro rail was started in Kolkata, West Bengal.First Air Cooling was introduced in 1874 in Great Indian Peninsular Railway.
🔅The fastest train in india is the Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express. Lucknow is the busiest station.
🔅Metupalayam Ooty Nilgiri Passenger train is the slowest train in India. It runs at a speed of 10 kmph.
🔅The total distance covered by Indian Railways daily equals three and a half times the distance to the moon.
🔅Indian Railways carry more than 25 million passengers every day, more than the entire population of Australia.
🔅The New Delhi Main Station, having the world's largest route relay interlocking system, has a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
🔅The full track length of Indian Railways can circle the equator one-and-a-half times.
🔅The total distance covered by Indian Railways daily equals three and a half times the distance to the moon.
     ......Anand Singh🤓
Tomorrow's topic:Important and handy Articles of The Indian Constitution.
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