20 Super Amazing Proud Facts About Indian Railways:- Lifeline To The Nation

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20 Super Amazing Proud Facts About Indian Railways:- Lifeline To The Nation
20 Super Amazing Proud Facts About Indian Railways:- Lifeline To The Nation

The chugging of the train and the soothing vibrations manage to transform every traveller to a different space. Indian Railways – the World’s third largest Railway Network encompasses a host of facts that most of us are not aware of.

Indian Railways transports almost 2.5 crore passengers daily. That’s nearly the total population of New Zealand, Australia and Tasmania put together!

A massively successful organization – running 11,000 trains in a day is no joke!

The railway station of Navapur is built in two states; half in Maharashtra and the rest is in Gujarat.

Border-Rail
Border-Rail

Before installing Automatic Point System was installed, hundreds of guards lost their hands and fingers trying to fix it manually. Every time a train got delayed and we complained, an Indian Railways employee probably lost his limbs for us.

Its 161 years old!:- 16th April 1853. That’s a long time ago.

The station with the smallest name is called ‘IB ’: It’s in Odisha

The station with the longest name is Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta

venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta station
venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta station

If the tracks of Indian railways were to be laid out, they would circle the earth almost 1.5 times

The Indian Railways website gets close to 12 Lakh hits per minute

Hourly traffic on IRTC.com is more than annual traffic of some of the most popular Indian websites. It can support almost 5 million threads at one time. But, we’ve got more people than that.

Back in the old days, elephants were used to position the cartridges.

Elephants are used
Elephants are used

The Indian Railways is the world’s eighth largest employer with a total of 1.4 million employees.

The mascot for Indian Railways is Bholu, or Bholu the guard elephant, which was designed by National Institute of Design. It was unveiled on 16th April 2002.

The amount of Rs. 4 saved from every Rs. 100 earned is minuscule and the revenues of the railways have been suffering because of the negligible revision of prices.

The mascot for Indian Railways is Bholu, or Bholu the guard elephant, which was designed by National Institute of Design. It was unveiled on 16th April 2002.

mascot-bholu
mascot-bholu

Mathura junction has the maximum number of routes emerging from it.

7 of them include – Broad Gauge (BG) line to Agra Cantt, BG line to Bharatpur, BG line to Alwar, BG line to Delhi, Metre Gauge (MG) line to Achnera, MG line to Vrindavan and MG line to Hathras.

Srirampur and Belapur are two different stations in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. They are both situated at the same point on the railway route but are located on opposite sides of the track.

The diamond crossing (dubbed so by railways themselves), in Nagpur, is one-of-its-kind, from where trains go East, West, North and South.

Diamond crossing
Diamond crossing

Indian Railways has five luxury trains.

These are:

  1. Royal Rajasthan on Wheels,
  2. Palace on Wheels (Rajasthan),
  3. The Golden Chariot (Karnataka and Goa),
  4. The Maharajas’ Express (begins in Delhi but the itinerary differs) and
  5. The Deccan Odyssey (begins in Maharashtra but itinerary differs).

They are the pride of Indian Railways as they hold an eminent position among the luxury trains of the world. Palace on Wheels is the oldest one of them.

 

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