10 facts about the Indian railways
Today, Indian Railways is one of the
world's largest railway networks with 115,000 kms of track over a
route of 65,000 kms and 7,500 stations.
Indian Railways employs about 1.6 million people and is the world's 9th largest employer.
Ooty Nilgiri Passenger train is India’s slowest train, which runs
at a speed of 10 kmph.
The total distance covered by Indian Railways daily equals three and a half times the distance to the moon.
Indian Railways carry more than 25 million passengers every day, more than the entire population of Australia.
The world’s highest rail bridge, Chenab Bridge is being constructed over Chenab river in Jammu & Kashmir. It will dwarf the Eiffel Tower.
For more than 50 years, there were no toilets on Indian Railways.
the platform length of 2,733 feet, the Indian Railways has the
longest railway platform at Kharagpur in West Bengal.
Rail Bridge in Kerala is the longest rail bridge in India covering a
stretch of 4.62 km.
The Indian Railway has over 239,281 freight wagons, 59,713 passenger coaches and 9,549 locomotives.