Saturday, 20 April 2013

FACT ABOUT INDIAN RAILWAYS

1.Indian Railways, is the largest rail network in Asia and the world’s second largest under one management with 7,500 stations.
2.As of December 2012, it transported over 25 million passengers daily (over 9 billion on an annual basis).
3.Indian Railways runs around 11,000 trains everyday, of which 7,000 are passenger trains.
4.The first railway on Indian sub-continent ran over a stretch of 21 miles from Bombay to Thane. The formal inauguration ceremony was performed on 16th April 1853.
5.The first passenger train steamed out of Howrah station destined for Hooghly, a distance of 24 miles, on 15th August, 1854.
6.The first electric train in India was named as DECCAN QUEEN which started in 1929 and travelled from kalyan to pune.
7.In south the first line was opened on Ist July, 1856 by the Madras Railway Company. It ran between Vyasarpadi Jeeva Nilayam (Veyasarpandy) and Walajah Road (Arcot), a distance of 63 miles.
8.In the North a length of 119 miles of line was laid from Allahabad to Kanpur on 3rd March 1859. The first section from Hathras Road to Mathura Cantonment was opened to traffic on 19th October, 1875.
9.Indian Railways is a multi-gauge, multi-traction system covering the following:
10.  Total Train Routte Length- 108,706 kms.
  i.Broad Gauge (1676 mm) - 86,526 kms.
ii.Meter Gauge (1000 mm) - 18,529 kms.
iii.Narrow Gauge (762/610 mm) - 3,651 kms.
11.  Indian Railways is running with 17 railway zones. Kolkata Metro is recently added as 17th railway zone in 2011.
Sr no.
Railway Zone
Headquarters
1.
Central
Mumbai (C.S.T., Maharastra)
2.
Northern
New Delhi
3.
North Eastern
Gorakhpur (U.P.)
4.
North Central
Allahabad (U.P.)
5.
North East Frontier
Maligaon (Guwahati, Assam)
6.
North West
Jaipur (Rajasthan)
7.
Eastern
Kolkata (W.B.)
8.
East Central
Hazipur (Bihar)
9.
East Coastal
Bhuabaneswar (Odisha)
10.
Southern
Chennai (Tamilnadu)
11.
South Eastern
Kolkata (W.B.)
12.
South Western
Hubli (Karnataka)
13.
South Central
Secundrabad (A P)
14.
South East Central
Bilaspur (Chattishgarh)
15.
Western
Mumbai (Church gate)
16.
West Central
Jabalpur (M.P.)
17.
Kolakata Mertro
Kolkata city

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

great work:-)

Amit Sahani said...

world’s second largest is wrong...check it its 4th largest network...kuch bhi type mat karo bahut se students learn karte hai yaha se

parag goswami said...

I believe Amit is right. As per the International Union of Railways the rankings(as per Railway Lenth) are :-
1. USA
2. Russia
3. China
4. India

parag goswami said...

This should also make it 3rd largest in Asia.

Bankersadda Admin said...

Dear reader,
plz again go through the statement...we have mentioned that Indian railway is 1st in asia and 2nd in world under one rail network management system not in overall ranking....in overall ranking it is on 4th position...

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