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We Bet You Did Not Know This About Indian Railways!

Railways- lifeline for most people in India. We all have a bitter-sweet connection with trains. Here are some facts that will definitely revive your love for trains!

1. The total distance covered by the 14,300 trains in India on a daily basis equals three & half times the distance to moon.

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2. Indian Railways is the world’s ninth largest employer, with over 1.6 million employees. It is also the India’s largest employer.

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3. Indian Railways is a monopoly. There are no private companies, it is owned by the Government of India.

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4. India has the longest railway platform in the world, it is at Kharagpur (West Bengal) and is 2,733 ft (1072.5 m) in length.

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5. Northernmost railway station in India is Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir, westernmost is Naliya near Bhuj in Gujarat, southernmost railway station is Kanyakumari and the last station in east is the Ledo which is on the branch line from Tinsukia.

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6. Srirampur and Belapur are two different stations in the Maharashtrian district of Ahmednagar which are actually at the same location on the railway route but are situated on opposite sides of the track.

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7. Ib near Jharsuguda in Odisha and Od near Anand in Gujarat are the stations with the smallest name in India.

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8. Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta station on the Arakkonam-Renigunta section near Chennai has the longest name.

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9. Trivandrum – Hazarat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express covers the longest distance non-stop between New Delhi and Kota (528 kms).

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10. The Howrah – Amritsar Express has the maximum number of stops- 115!

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11. Lucknow is the busiest station in India, it has 64 trains per day.

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12. India ranks fourth in World with approx. 64,000 km of railroad after US, Russia, and China.

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13. The Indian Railways carries over 25 million passengers per day, which is probably more than the population of Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania put together.

Passengers travel on an overcrowded train at Loni town in Uttar Pradesh...Passengers travel on an overcrowded train at Loni town in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh July 8, 2014. On Tuesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government will unveil its maiden railways budget, with expectations high that he will offer bold plans to improve the service - a lifeline for 23 million Indians every day. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS TRANSPORT)

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14. Indian Railways have a mascot, it is Bholu- The Guard Elephant!

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15. The world’s tallest railway bridge is currently under construction in India. It will be crossing the river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir at a height of 359m.

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The British may have introduced railways in India, but they have been developed by our people. Be Proud!

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