Indian railways are one of the most fascinating things that can happen to our country. The heart of travelling from one place to another. Indian rail time table has all the details of every train that runs across the country, but there is also some interesting information, which can surprise one.
There are some amazing things that one should know about Indian railways.
The New Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express is the fastest train that runs on the track. It completes the entire journey in 7 hours and 50 minutes by availing an average speed of 150 kilometer per hour.
The slowest train of India, on the other hand, is named as Metupalayam Ooty Nilgiri Passenger, which has a speed of only 10 kilometers per hour. For a short distance like 44 kilometers, it takes more than 4 hours.
Have you heard a train with 115 halts or stoppages? Here it is. The Howrah- Amritsar Express stops more than it moves! It is followed by Delhi- Howrah Janata Express with 109 stoppages and Jammu Tawai- Sealdah Express with 99 halts.
There is a place in India that has two railway stations at same location with two different names. Surprised? Indeed an amazing fact to know. Srirampur and Belapur are the two station names in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, which has a same location.
The busiest railway station in India is Lucknow. Each day around 65 trains have a halt in this junction.
Lavatories in trains were first introduced in first class compartments in the year 1891, and later in 1907, it was built in all the compartments.
First air conditioned train that ran through the track was on 1874 in Great Indian Peninsular Railway.
India’s longest tunnel is the Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel, which is 11.25 kilometers long and is situated in Jammu and Kashmir.
In India, there are more than 7000 stations where more than 19,000 trains run every day. Among them, almost 12,000 trains are passenger trains and the others are forfeit.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Station in Mumbai is the only terminus in the whole world which is listed as a monument of global heritage by UNESCO. This station caters around 33 million passengers every year.
The National Rail Museum is situated in Delhi, which was put up on 1977, is a very unique museum in Asia. It is spread over 11 acres of land and has a unique collection of steam engines, locomotives, carriages, photographs and other sensational things. The added good thing in this place is a toy train that runs round the museum and one can take a joy ride in it.
Delhi station has its name in the Guinness Book of World Record for having the world’s largest route of relay interlocking system.
These magical facts about Indian Railways are a matter of pride for all the Indians. One should know about these and boast it to the world.