Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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Facts And Figures About IRCTC And Indian Railway

  • The epic journey of Indian Railway started on April 16, 1853 when a train traveled from Mumbai to Thane for the first time.
  • Indian Railways is managed by Railway Board, headed by a Chairman. Apart from chairman, the board has five other members also. The Board Chairman reports to Railway Minister, Ministry of Railways.
  • Indian Railways has a work force of more than 1.4 million which makes it one of the world's largest employers, the world's eighth.
  • In terms of size of rail network, it is the largest in Asia and second largest in the world.
  • The New Delhi Railway Station boasts of world’s largest Route Relay Interlocking System.
  • The oldest working steam locomotive in regular operation in the world is the Fairy Queen Train which runs between New Delhi and Rajasthan.
  • The longest non-stop train in India is Trivandrum - Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express.
  • The highest rail bridge is Chenab Railway Bridge which is under construction. It will be five times higher than Qutab Minar when completed.
  • The fastest train is New Delhi - Bhopal Shatabdi Express, reaching a maximum speed of 150 kmph.
  • The passenger trains generally have FOUR emergency exit windows.
  • The mascot of Indian Railway is "BHOLU", the guard elephant.
  • The longest name of a railway station is "Venkatanarasimharajuvariipeta" which is near Chennai.
  • The first live telecast of Railway Budget was done on 24th March, 1994 and it was presented by Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav.
  • Vivek Express covers the longest route of 4273 km from Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari.
  • The Howrah – Amritsar Express has the maximum number of halts which is 115.
  • Srirampur and Belapur are the two different stations at the same place in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, being on the opposite sides of the railway track.
  • Mathura Junction has the largest number of routes originating from it which is SEVEN.
  • Lucknow is the busiest station in the country with 64 trains per day.
  • Indian Railway runs about 14300 trains, carrying over 23 million passengers daily.
  • The longest railway platform in the world is at Kharagpur (West Bengal) which has a length of 1072.5 m.
  • There are SEVEN parallel railway tracks between Bandra Terminus and Andheri, the highest in India.
  • India is FOURTH in terms railway track length with approximately 64,000 km of railroad after USA, Russia and China.
  • The toilets in Indian Railways were introduced for the first time in First Class Coaches in 1874. However, the toilets in 2nd Class Coaches were introduced in 1907.
  • Kolkata Metro is the FIRST underground railway which was started for public.
  • Railway Reservation through computer was first started in New Delhi in 1986.
  • The FIRST ELECTRIC TRAIN operated between Bombay VT and Kurla stations on 3rd February, 1925.
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) in Mumbai is the only terminus in the world which has been listed as a monument of global heritage by UNESCO.
  • The National Rail Museum in Delhi is spread in over an area of 11 acres which was set up in 1977.
  • The longest rail bridge in India is Vembanad Rail Bridge in Kerala which is 4.62 km long, used only for freight.

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