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Important Facts about Indian Railway.

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  1.  The total distance covered by the 14,300 trains on the Indian Railways everyday, equals three &   half times the distance to moon.
  2. The first train on Indian soil ran between Bombay and Thane on the 16th of April 1853
  3. Indian Railways has about 63,028 route kms. of track
  4. Indian Railways employs about 1.55 million people
  5. It carries over 13 million passengers & 1.3 million tones of freight everyday
  6. It runs about 14,300 trains daily
  7. Indian Railways has about 7,000 railway stations
  8. The longest platform in the world is at Kharagpur and is 2,733 ft. in length
  9. Nehru Setu on Sone River is the longest Railway bridge
  10. 42 Railway companies operated in the country before independence
  11. Electric Locomotives are manufactured at Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, Chittaranjan
  12. Coaches are manufactured at ICF/Chennai, RCF/Kapurthala and BEML/Bangaluru
  13. The national Rail Museum at New Delhi was set-up in 1977
  14. People Employed in Indian Railway are about 1.6 million
  15. Stations across State Lines are Navapur (Maharashtra and Gujarat) and Bhawani Mandi (Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan)
  16. Classes of travel on Indian Railway: Ist AC, 2nd AC, 3rd AC, AC Chair Car IInd sleeper & IInd ordinary
  17. Railway Station with all the Three Gauges is Siliguri Railway Station

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