8 Amazing Facts About Indian Railways

1. "Extensive Daily Transportation Provider" 

Indian railways is recognized as the largest daily traffic carrier. Operating over 13,523 passenger trains and 9,146 freight trains daily. 

2. "Indian Railways Mascot"

Indian Railways on the occasion of its 150th anniversary, introduced Bholu, an elephant as its official mascot dressed as a railway guard.  It symbolizes the bond between railways and the nation. 

3. "Largest Employer"

Indian Railways boasts a workforce of over 12,18,221. This employment has not only contributed to the living of many but also underscores railways major role in making livelihoods of many. 

4. "Covering Two Stations"

One of the most amazing facto know is that Indian Railways hosts the Navapur Railway Station, the unique center point covering the border between Maharashtra & Gujarat. Also the sigh board is divided.

5. "Gatimaan Express, fastest Indian Train

This train holds the title of India's fastest train, that travels at a speed of 160 km/h.  The train was launched on April 5th, 2016. The train connects Delhi to Agra, and provides a smooth and comfortable journey. 

6. "Longest Platform"

Indian Railways proudly presents the longest railway platform at Gorakhpur Junction in Uttar Pradesh. It is stretched to over 1,366 meters. It is considered as the bustling hub and provides seamless flow of train departures and arrivals. 

7. "Fairy Queen: the oldest steam locomotive

It is recognized as the oldest working steam locomotive globally. It runs between Delhi and Agra, and its origins dating back to 18. 

8. "Highest Rail Bridge"

The bridge over river Chenab in Jammu & Kashmir, stands as the architectural stone in Indian railway history. It is around 39 meters above the river.