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As we all know that Indian Railways has the largest rail network in Asia and also the world's second largest under one management, transporting over 20 million passengers and more than 2 million tons of contents on daily bases. Indian Railways is the nationalized railway company of India that owns and operates most of the country's rail transport. It is managing by the Ministry of Railways of the Government of India. It was founded in April 1853 and has since then been serving the country with its resourceful system.
Indian Railways (IR) is the world's largest commercial or efficacy employers, with more than 1.7 million employees. It is also one of the leading railway systems under one management. The railways go across the length and breadth of the country, covering almost 7,000 stations over a total route length of more than 63,327 kilometers. The Indian Railways (IR) takes pleasure in the status of being one of the leading rail networks in the world and also the busiest.
Transportation in India is completely depends heavily on railroads. The railway organization, owned and operated by the government, is one of the leading in the world under single organization. Every year, around 4 billion passenger’s journey are made by rail. Railroads transport also carries almost 60 percent of India's cargo traffic every year.
Railways were first introduced to India in 1853. By 1947, after the India’s independence, there were 42 rail systems are available. In 1951 when systems are nationalized as one unit and becoming one of the largest networks in the world. Indian Railway (IR) operates both long distance and short rail systems on a multi-gauge network of broad and narrow gauges.
There are some of the important Indian Railway Facts such as:-
The total distance covered by the 14,300 trains on the Indian Railways everyday, equals three & half times the distance to moon, the first train on Indian soil ran between Bombay and Thane on the 16th of April 1853, the longest platform in the world is at Kharagpur and length is 2,733 ft., IR has about 7,000 railway stations, Nehru Setu on Sone River is the longest Railway bridge, Classes of travel on Indian Railway is: 1st AC, 2nd AC, 3rd AC, AC Chair Car 2nd sleeper & 2nd ordinary and many more.