Sunday, 6 March 2016

One Liner : Railway Notes (Part-I)

  • The Indian nationwide rail network is the fourth longest in the world after USA,China and Russia.
  • Slogan of Indian Railway is "Lifeline of the Nation".
  • India's first train ran between Bombay and Thane on 16 April 1853.
  • There are 17 Zones in Indian Railway.
  • The world's longest railway platform is in India at Gorakhpur.
  • The train that has the longest run in terms of distance and time is Vivek Express which travels a distance of 4273 km from Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari and started from 2011.
  • Indian train that won the world Heritage Status from UNESCO is Darjeeling Himalayan Railways.
  • The Longest Railway bridge in India is Vallarpadam Bridge at kerala (4.62km ).
  • The Longest Railway Tunnel in India (Asia's second) is Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel 11.2km (Jammu and Kashmir).
  • Fastest train in India : New Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express is the fastest train in India with maximum speed of 150km/h and started from 1988 .

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