Some of the important facts about Indian Railways: 1.Indian Railways was first introduced in the year 1853. 2.Indian Railwaya nationalised in 1951. 3.India's first railway built by the Great Indian Peninsula Railway. 4.First train in India - Mumbai to Thane, with 400 passengers, this train completed its journey of 34 kms with the help of three engines Sahib, Sindh and Sultan. 5.Father of Indian Railway - Lord Dalhousie. 6.The Indian Railway System is the largest in Asia and fourth in the world based rail transport network size after USA, China and Russia. 7.Indian Railways is the second biggest electrified system in the after Russia. 8.Fastest train - Gatiman Express(Delhi Nizamuddin - Agra - Gwalior) 9.Fastest and first Shatabdi - Ndls hbj Bhopal Shatabdi introduced on 14 nov 1988 on account of birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru. 10.Fastest Rajdhani Exp - NDLS Mumbai Central Rajdhani Exp. 11.Fisrt Rajdhani Exp - NDLS HWH Rajdhani Exp. 12.First Electric train - Deccan Queen(Mumbai to Pune) in 1931. 13.First Humsafar Express - Gorakhpur to Anandvihar Terminal(Delhi). 14.First Tejas Exp - Mumbai to Karmali(Goa) flagged on 24 may 2017. 15.First Uday Exp - KSR Bengaluru to Coimbatore. 16.First Jan Shatabdi Exp - Dadar(Mumbai) to Madgaon(Goa). 17.First Duronto Exp - New Delhi to Sealdah(Kolkata). 18.First Antyodaya Exp - Howrah to Ernakulam on 4 march 2017. 19.First AC Double Deckar Exp - Howrah to Dhanbad(Cancelled). 20.First Non AC Double Deckar Exp - Mumbai to Surat Flying Ranee Exp. 21.First Garibrath Exp - Amritsar to Saharsa. 22.First Underground Railway(Metro Railway) - Kolkata in 1984. 23.Railway Zones - 16 Zones. 24.Largest Zone - Northern Railway Zone(New Delhi). 25.First Railway Station - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai. 26.Longest running train - Dibrugarh to Kanniyakumari Vivek Exp. 27.Longest running daily train - New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram Kerala Exp. 28.Longest Railway Platform - Gorakhpur Railway Station UP. 29.Largest Railway station - Howrah with 23 platforms. 30.First AC train - Bombay to Baroda in in 1936. 31.First Broad Gauge Super Fast Train - Howrah to new delhi on 1 march 1969. 32.First metro gauge super fast train - new delhi to jaipur pick city exp in 17th oct 1981. 33.First narrow gauge super fast train - kalka shimla shivalik deluxe express on 9th august 1996. 34.First stamp on indian railways 4 annas 10 th Dec 1936 by king george. 35.First automatic signalling system in 1928. 36.First railway book stall - In allahabad 1877. 37.First wagon - jessop & co., Kolkata 1920. 38.First vestibulated train - Deccan Queen 1 june 1930. 39.First railway tunnel - Parsik tunnel. 40.First railway minister - John Mathai(After Independence);Asif Ali(Before independence). 41.Trains that have placed in Guinness book - Darjeeling toy train, nilgiri mountain train, shimla toy train, mathenron toy train, place on wheels royal orient, buddha circular exp, fairy queen. 42.Longest train(coach length) - 26 coaches prayagraj exp(Before LHB Upgration). 43.Highest railway station - Similiguda(996.08 mt from sea level) waltair division East Coast Zone. 44.Highest river bridge manufactured under Konkan Railway – Panval River Rail bridge (64 mt. high). 45.Division that has maximum number of tunnels – Kalka Simla division of Northern Railway (103 tunnels). 46.Longest railway bridge of Indian railway – Railway bridge in Kerala near Kochchi joins Idapalli to Vallerpadma (Length 4.62 km). 47.Last railway station of Northern Railway and Indian Railway – Bajalta. 48.Indian state has maximum rail routes – Uttar Pradesh. 49.Himsagar Express passes through – 11 States(Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Kerala). 50.Railway station that has all the three rails -Dumdum Railway station (EMU rail service circular Railway and Metro Railway). 51.Railway station has smallest name from the English alphabets -IB (Between Howrah–Nagpur). 52.Railway station has longest name – Venkatanarsimharajuvaripeta (Tamilnadu). 53.First female operator in Delhi Metro – Minakshi Sharma. 54.First female to become the member of Railway Board – Vijaylaxmi Vishwanathan. 55.Longest platform situated – Khadagpur (West Bengal). 56.Train only for women run – From Churchgate to Boriwali in Mumbai. 57.Railway week celebrated on 10–16April. 58.19 Railway Recruitment Boards are there in India. 59.First tourist rail – Palace on wheels in 1982 between Delhi–Jaipur. 60.Railway accident in the history of Indian Railway occurred in Morghat (Pure–Bombay root) on 5 January, 1869. 61.First monorail operate in India – From Sarhind to Alampur and Bhawani mandi to Patiala. 62.India’s first indigenous steam engine – F–734. 63.First longest railway tunnel situated between Monkey hill and Khandala (2100 mt). 64.First telecommunication between guard and driver – Mumbai–New Delhi (Rajdhani Express). 65.First DC electrical rail engine – Lokmanya (CLW manufactured it in 1961). 66.First computer reservation system start in New Delhi, 2002. 67.Biggest railway yard located in India-Itarasi (Madhya Pradesh). 68.Southern Eastern Railway is known as ‘Blue chip’. 69.Metroman – Shridharan (Delhi Metro Rail Engineers). 70.Numbers of Indian railway used to be of 5 Digits from 20 December, 2010. 71.Busiest railway station in Indian-Lucknow (64 Trains everyday). 72.First railway factory established in Jamalpur, 1890. 73.Train runs between India and Pakistan - Samjhauta Express, Thar Express. 74.Train runs bewteen India and Bangladesh - Mitree Exp Kolkata to Dhaka. 75.Railway zone launched first Railway Time Table -Central Railway. 76.State with minimum rail routes – Manipur. 77.First blind friendly train, from Mysuru to Varanasi – Train no. 16226/ 16230. 78.Dial 138 for medical emergency on train launched by Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Railways. 79.Golden Day in the history of Northeast – 10 August 2015 80.Harsh Vardhan, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu and Prakash Javadekar flagged off the special train(16 coaches) named Science Express Climate Action Special – “Climate Change” – 64 locations. 81.Japan offered to finance India’s first bullet train with an estimated cost of Rs. 90000 crores – Mumbai and Ahmedabad with speed 300km/h and 350km/h. 82.Delhi Metro’s bagged ranked first in“information during travel” and holds second position in “train cleanliness and comfort”. Japanese maglev fastest passenger train across the world, has broken an earlier speed record of 581 kmph as the train reached 603 kmph. 83.First Compressed Natural Gas(CNG)flagged off – two trains(Rewari to Rohtak and Rewari to Bikaner station) from Haryana’s Rewari station. Mobile-‘m-Indicator’ launched for the safety of women-Mumbai suburban trains. 84.Mumbai will get its 1st double-decker bridge on P D’Mello Road at CST that will have railway tracks and a motorway. 85.India’s 1st railway-line built between Gandhidham and Tuna-Tekra Port under PPP model inaugurated in Gujarat. 86.Union cabinet approved a proposal to redevelop 400 railway stations using a contract method called the “Swiss challenge”- 400 stations. 87.Gatimaan Express,India’s 1st semi-high speed train service with supersonic calliber between Delhi and Agra at a speed of 160 kmph. 88.India’s 1st Diesel Electric Multiple Unit(DEMU) train service with an air-conditioned coach is launched in Kochi – Ernakulam-Tripunithura-Piravom train service. 89.1st goods train from Lumding to Silchar in Assam-210Km. 90.Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged 1st train service from Thalaimannar to Madhu Road in Northern Sri Lanka. 91.Indian Railways IRCTC Launched Ru-Pay pre-paid debit card-24th March 2015. 92.Delhi & Tokyo may ink pact for India’s first Bullet Train – Mumbai and Ahmedabad. 93.Diamond Quadtrilateral project – High speed rail connects Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi. ***THANKS FOR READING*** source:from goggle of various sites and seaches.
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