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20 Amazing facts about Indian Railways, Indian Railways general knowledge.


In India, rail is a very profitable way for the poor and middle-class people to complete long and short journeys because not only it is economical but also there are many mediums available in it so that you can choose according to your convenience. Generally, poor people use the poor chariot, while the medium class general and similarly rich people also choose the medium of business class for their journey.

There is such a large number of people using railways in India that it cannot even be imagined that is why India increases its railway budget every year to make the railways more effective according to the increasing demand. Most of the people of India have used Indian Railways for their journey at some time, while some people have not used them, in such a way, they have little information related to the railways.

This is also because the information related to the huge and old Indian Railways is equally huge and interesting. In such a situation, hope that you have enough information related to the railway, then that information can be very accurate but not completely. Because many people still do not know the meaning of amazing facts, general knowledge, and railway sign related to Indian Railways.

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20 Amazing facts related to Indian Railways, Indian Railways general knowledge

1 - Why Refuse indicators are used on railway tracks?

You must have seen a square block on the edges of the track while traveling, it is called a Refuge Indicator. Of course, you must be wondering what is the use of them, then friends, you have to agree that the railway does not make any sense and sign without meaning. Every sign and thing has some use.

Railway employees repair railway tracks from time to time, then use a trolley to carry their luggage. Now in such a situation, what would happen if the rail is coming on the track on which the repair work is going on? Refuse indicator is used for this problem, in fact, whenever the repair of the track is going on, if there is a time for the rail to come, then the employees place their trolley on the refuse indicator. When the train leaves, the employees return to work.

2- Where is the longest railway platform in India?

The record of the longest railway platform in India is named after the Gorakhpur railway station in Uttar Pradesh, which has a total length of 1.366 meters. Earlier this record was named after the railway platform of Khadgar, which is in West Bengal.

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3 - Where did the first passenger train in India go?

The first passenger train in India was run between Mumbai and Thane on 16 April 1853, inside which there were 14 coaches. 400 passengers traveled inside this train and 3 engines were used to run this train.

4 - Who is the hologram of Indian Railways?

You must have seen a cartoon of an elephant who is wearing a ticket checker while traveling on the train. Friends, this cartoon is known as the hologram of the Indian Railways and its name is Bholu, many people also know it by the name of guard elephant.

5 - Which is the fastest train in India in 2021?

As per the available data of 2021, Gatiman Express running between Delhi and Jhansi is the fastest train in India. Which runs at speeds up to 160 km per hour (99 mph).


But friends, this record will change very soon because now the Bullet trains and Hyperloops are coming in India, the speed of which will be faster than all the gas-fired engines.

6 - When and where was the first electric train run in India?

The first train to run on electricity in India was run on February 3, 1925. Which was operated from Mumbai's Victoria Terminal to Kurla Harbor.

7 - When and where is India's first bullet train going and who is making it?

India's first bullet train will be run by National High-Speed ​​Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) in 2022 which will run from Mumbai to Ahmedabad.

8 - Where is the largest railway junction in India?

The largest junction in India is Mathura Junction, within which 10 platforms are present, due to which you can easily get trains for every major city from here.

9 - What is the name of India's most expensive train?

The name of the most expensive train in India is the Maharaja Express train, which is the most expensive train in Asia with the help of India. Sitting on this train, you can visit all the famous tourist places of India.


10 - How many railway museums are there in India and which is the most popular?

There are 8 railway museums in India, the most famous of which is "The Railway Museum - the railway museum" which is in Delhi. It is a matter of pride for India that it is the largest museum in Asia, not only in India.

11 - What is the length of railway tracks in India?

If all the tracks of India are measured, then its length is 1,15,000km (according to the figures of 2020). In terms of the length of railway tracks in India, Asia has the first and second longest rail network in the world.

12 - Which is the slowest train in India and what is the name of the train?

Now bullet train is going to be made in India, on the contrary, there is also a very slow running train in India, which is so slow that it only runs for 10km in 1 hour. The train takes 5 hours to complete its 46km journey and this train is named Nilgiri Express.

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13 - Where are the biggest and youngest stations in India?

The record for the name of the largest station in India is named after Andhra Pradesh, the name of this station is "venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta" and the record for the smallest name is near the station of Orissa which is named "IB".

14 - Which route has the highest number of stops in India and how many are there?

The record for the highest number of stops in India is near the Howrah Amritsar train, which has 115 stops in its route.

15 - How many railway stations are there in India?

There are 7500 railway stations in India according to 2020 figures.

16- Where is the tallest railway bridge being built in India?

The tallest railway bridge in India is being built over the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir which will be 1.3 kilometers long and its height will be 359 meters higher than the Chenab river. Interestingly, it will be 30 meters bigger than the Eiffel Tower in France. It is being built to connect Kashmir with the country of India.

17 - How many trains run daily in India and how many people travel in them?

According to the figures for 2020, there are more than 12600 trains running in India every day, in which more than 3 crore people travel daily.

18 - What does the yellow, green and white line mean in a train coach?

Friends, while traveling on the train, you must have seen white and yellow lines above the blue ICF coach, but you know what it means, no one tells us. The white and yellow line in the blue ICF coach means that this box is the unreserved coach of the second category. The yellow line means that this is the general box. Similarly, the line of green color above the gray coach is used for women's boxes.

19 - Why is the cross (X) at the end of the train and what does it mean?

Friends, in the last box of the train, X means that this box is the last box of this train, for which LV is also written in it, which means the last vehicle.

20 - Why are there stone pieces on train tracks?

Friends, whenever you see a railway track, you must have noticed that there are many small stones in it. To understand this, you have to look at the design of the railway track, in which you will see that the iron track is a cemented plate made of concrete called sleepers with a gray stone under it which is called ballast shoulder and below it You also have two layers which are yellow and red in color and the last is natural ground.


Now if you have paid attention, you will find that the rail tracks are always at some height from the earth, it is due to this reason. While laying the railway track, concrete plates are placed so that the track remains a reasonable distance. Small stones are placed on them, which are very much used, such as these small stones are kept in cemented plates so that these plates do not move and run away even when the rain or a full train comes.

The thing to note here is that these stones are always pointed and hard, not round, otherwise, these stones can move here and there, so it is very important to have them.

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