18 interesting facts about India Railways
Despite its perpetually impoverished status, Asia's largest railway network has a number of credits to its name.
1) Indian Railways started its service 161 years ago on 16 April 1853 when the first passenger train was run over a stretch of 33 kilometres from Mumbai to Thane. The train with 14 railway carriages, carrying around 400 guests, left Bori Bunder at 3:30 p.m. that day. It was declared a public holiday then.
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