Indian Railways Facts and Headquarters – भारतीय रेल के रोचक तथ्य

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Railway Transport of India

Railway transport is an important mode of the conveyance of people and goods. Here are some Indian Railways Facts:

Indian Railways (IR) is the primary operator of rail operations throughout the country a state-owned organization of the Ministry of Railways, which historically had its government budget.

Railways Facts

  • The first Metro train was introduced in Kolkata (West Bengal) on 24th October 1984. The two stations connected were Dumdum and Belgachhia.
  • Delhi metro rail was started in 2002 on 25th December between Shahdra and Tees Hazari.
  • In 1990, Konkan Railway has been started between Goa, Maharastra, and Karnataka.
  • The rapid metro train was started in Gurgaon (Haryana) on 14th November 2013.
  • Vande Bharat Express also known as Train 18, is an Indian semi-high-speed electric (India’s fastest train) train made by Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, under the make in India Programme.
  • Eastern Peripheral Expressway or Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal Expressway is a 6-lane expressway passing through the states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
  • India’s longest greenfield 6-lane expressway named as Agra-Lucknow expressway was inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Between 2019 and 2020, 22.15 million passengers used the Indian Railways network daily. In the same period, 3.32 million metric tons were on the IR network.
  • The longest railway platform in India is now Gorakhpur with a stretch of around 1.3 km.
  • Indian Railway system is the second largest in Asia and the fourth largest in the world.
  • The first train ran in India between Bombay and Thane, a stretch of 34 km on 16th April 1853.
  • The second train ran between Howrah and Hooghly in 1854.
  • The first electric train in India was Deccan Queen. It was introduced in 1929 between Bombay and Poona
  • The longest train route is ‘Vivek Express’ from Dibrugarh in Assam to Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu. It covers a distance of 4273 km (2655 miles)

Indian Railways Zones and Headquarters

S. NoRailway ZoneHeadquarters
1.CentralMumbai (CST)
3.NorthernNew Delhi
5.North-East FrontierMaligoan-Guwahati
7.South CentralSecunderabad
9.WesternMumbai Churchgate
8.East CoastBhubaneshwar
9.East CentralHajipur
13.West CentralJabalpur
14.South-East CentralBilashpur
15.Kolkata MetroKolkata
16.South Coast RailwayVisakhapatnam

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