The soothing vibration and the guzzling of the train manage to carry every passenger and drop him at his destination. Indian Railways, which is the worldâs third largest network of railway, clutches a crowd of facts of which you too find yourself strange.
Today, we have come up with various interesting facts about some of the railway stations that are situated across India.
â˘ Navapur railway station which exists in India is developed in two states; half of it is in Maharashtra and another part of it resides in Gujarat.
â˘ Almost 2.5 Crore passengers travels daily in Indian Railways, which is actually a total population of Tasmania, Australia, and New Zealand when put together.
â˘ The busiest junction in this nation is Lucknow where about 64 trains arrive and depart every day.
â˘ The shortest distance that is covered by the trains between the two sequential stations in India is approx. 3 kilometers between Ajni station and Nagpur station.
â˘ Before installation of the Automatic Point System, hundreds of guards who were trying to fix everything manually lost their fingers and hands. We were there only for complaining about for the delayed train but the Indian Railway employees were losing their limbs for us.
â˘ In this country, the longest tunnel is 11.215 kilometers long, which exists in Jammu and Kashmir named, Pir Panjal.
â˘ There is a station in India that name of which is the longest of all that is Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta. Sometimes, the people call it by its prefix, âSriâ.
â˘ In the past, the cartridges were position by the help of the elephants. For laying down the Indian railwaysâ tracks, they were required to circle up the entire earth for almost 1.5 times.
â˘ If we talk about per minute clicks that hit the Indian Railways website that is nearby 12 Lakh. Hourly, the traffic on the site, IRTC.com is actually more than that of the annual traffic of few famed Indian websites. At one time, it can handle about 5 million threads.
â˘ The train drivers, Loco-pilots, their salaries touch the boundary of Rs. 1 Lakh and even more. This pay scale is higher even that of the software engineer.
â˘ The highest railway bridge that is about to get constructed in Jammu and Kashmir over Chenab. Its height is five times the height of the tallest building in India, Qutub Minar. In fact, it will defeat the Eiffel Tower in the same case.
â˘ Too in the case of certain death, there is not a single loco-pilot in the history who has uncontrolled the train.
â˘ The slowest train of the Indian railways with its speed of 10 kilometers per hour goes the uphill.
â˘ There is a train from which you may jump off, spend few seconds and may again climb on it. It is a passenger train known as Mettupalayam Ooty Nilgiri.
â˘ After the completion of 50 years of Indian Railways, the toilets were built in the train. Before that, the passengers had to control the natureâs call till the commencement of the next station. For this, we should thank Mr. Okhil Chandra who wrote a letter in the name of Indian Railways which was answered as the development of toilets in 1909.
â˘ In Indian Railways when we talk about the most unreliable train, a name that strikes our mind is Guwahati-Trivandrum Express. Itâs always late for an average time of 10-12 hours. Oh Gosh!
â˘ The name of Indian Railway station which is smallest is âIBâ that is situated in Odisha.
â˘ Vivek Express, a longest running train, which covers a distance of 4273 kilometers between two stations named, Dibrugarh and Kanyakumari.
â˘ Trivandrum â H. Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express, itâs a train which covers the longest gap of 528 kilometers without getting stopped for a single time.
â˘ The Rail Museum in India that is largest in Asia exists in Delhi. There you will witness both types of models, working, and non-woking.
â˘ Moreover, there is a mascot of Indian Railway, a Guard Elephant named, Bholu.
â˘ In Indian Railways, the oldest running dinning car is the Mumbai-Pune Deccan Queen.
â˘ Itâs a World Record â Delhi station got a position in the Guinness World Book as it has the largest route relay interlocking system in the world.
â˘ Itâs the talk of the pre-Independence; nearly 42 Railway companies were operated in India.
â˘ The first sea bridge in India is a cantilever bridge on the Palk Strait named Pamban Bridge. It links mainland India and Rameshwaram on Pamban Island (which lies in Tamil Nadu).
â˘ When it comes to revenue, during the financial year 2011-12, Indian Railways collected Rs 581 Crore as fine and charges on ticketless travel.
â˘ The transit trains, Mumbaiâs local trains are amongst some of the worldâs train that has 15 coaches. Shanghaiâs local trains also come near to it with 12 coaches.
â˘ When it comes to a total number of trains, there are 19,000 trains that run every day by Indian Railways. Among these, 7,000 trains are for freight and 12,000 trains are for passengers.
â˘ A luxury train, the Palace on Wheels was not in the fate of Indians when it was launched in 1982 on Republic Day as they were not allowed to travel in it.
â˘ For the public use, the first ever underground railway that was initiated was Calcutta Metro.
â˘ The first electric coach that ran on 3rd February in 1925 was between Kurla station and Bombay VT station.
â˘ The worldâs ninth utility employer or the largest commercial has the labor force of over 1.4 million employees. Itâs too the Indiaâs largest employer.
â˘ The Howrah Station that is situated in Kolkata is the only station where you may take the car inside.
â˘ Air cooling in Indian Railways was first organized in 1874 in 1st class coaches in the Great Indian Peninsular Railway.
â˘ On 6 June 1981, in Bihar, the worst train disaster took place which was carrying more than 800 passengers, which got out of the tracks and plunged into the Bagmati River while crossing the bridge.
â˘ Approximately, 10.65 Lakh acre of the land is in the hands of Indian Railways and 90% of it is under the usages of railwayâs operations.