10 Fascinating Facts About Indian Railways

Indian Railways is one of the largest railway networks in the world with over 67,000 kilometers of track and more than 8,000 stations.

The first passenger train in India ran between Bombay (now Mumbai) and Thane in 1853.

The Indian Railways is the largest employer in India with over 1.4 million employees.

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the "Toy Train," is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famous for its narrow gauge track and breathtaking views of the Himalayas.

The Vivek Express is the longest train journey in India, covering over 4,000 kilometers from Dibrugarh in the northeast to Kanyakumari in the south.

The Indian Railways has a special luxury train called the Palace on Wheels, which takes passengers on a tour of Rajasthan and other destinations in luxury and style.

The Indian Railways has a dedicated research and development organization called the Research Designs & Standards Organization (RDSO), which is responsible for developing new technologies and improving safety standards.

The Indian Railways has a network of hospitals, clinics, and mobile medical units to provide healthcare services to its employees and passengers.

The Indian Railways operates a special train called Lifeline Express, which is a hospital on wheels that provides medical treatment and surgeries to people in rural areas.

The Indian Railways is famous for its street food and the railway stations are a great place to sample a variety of local cuisines from across the country.