18 interesting facts about India Railways

Despite its perpetually impoverished status, Asia's largest railway network has a number of credits to its name

Sudheer Pal Singh Business Standard New Delhi

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,

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First Published: Feb 16 2015 | 11:04 AM IST

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