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The first railway on the Indian sub-continent ran over a stretch of 21 miles from Bombay to Thane. The first passenger train steamed out of Howrah station destined for Hooghly, a distance of 24 miles, on 15th August 1854. Thus the first section of the East Indian Railway was opened to public traffic, inaugurating the beginning of railway transport on the Eastern side of the subcontinent. 

In the south, the first line was opened on Ist July 1856 by the Madras Railway Company. It ran between Vyasarpadi Jeeva Nilayam (Veyasarpandy) and Walajah Road (Arcot), a distance of 63 miles. In the North, a length of 119 miles of line was laid from Allahabad to Kanpur on 3rd March 1859. The first section from Hathras Road to Mathura Cantonment was opened to traffic on 19th October 1875.

Indian Railways Length

Track Kilometers Broad Gauge

(1676 mm)

Meter Gauge

(1000 mm)

Narrow Gauge (762/610 mm) Total
86,526 18,529 3,651 108,706
Route Kilometers Electrified Total    
16,001 63,028    

Other Interesting Facts of Indian Railways

Indian Railways runs around 11,000 trains every day, of which 7,000 are passenger trains

7566 –  locomotives 37,840  –  Coaching vehicles 222,147 –  Freight wagons 6853  –  Stations 
300  – Yards 2300  –  Good sheds 700  –  Repair shops 1.54 million – Workforce


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