Indian Railway Problems

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Name| Designation| Contact Numbers|
Office of the Minister of Railways|
Dr. C. P. Joshi 
mr@rb.railnet.gov.in| Minister (Addl. Charge)| +91 11 23386645,23381213 ( Off.)  +91 11 23387333 (Fax)
+91 11 23383676 (Fax)| | |
Office of the Minister of State for Railways|
Shri K. H. Muniyappa 
khmuni@sansad.nic.in| Minister of State| +91 11 23388190, 23382490 ( Off.)  +91 11 23381634 (Fax)
+91 11 23792703, 23794481 ( Res.) 
+91 11 23794481 (Fax)| | |
Shri P. Anand Kumar| Private Secretary| +91 11 23388190, 23382490 ( Off.)  +91 11 23070216 (Fax)
+91 11 24674659 ( Res.)| | |
Office of the Minister of State for Railways|
Shri Bharatsinh Madhavsinh Solanki 
msrb@rb.railnet.gov.in| Minister of State| +91 11 23382323, 23384413 ( Off.)  +91 11 23385025 (Fax)
+91 11 23015382, 23015383 ( Res.) 
+91 11 23015385 (Fax)| | |
Ms. Rakhee Gupta Bhandari 
( IAS, PB..1997 )| Private Secretary| +91 11 23385125 ( Off.)  +91 11 23385025 (Fax)| | |
Officers in the Ministry of Railways|
Shri Vinay Mittal 
crb@rb.railnet.gov.in| Chairman| +91 11 23384010, 23382753 ( Off.)  +91 11 23381453 (Fax)| | |
Smt. Vijaya Kanth 
fc@rb.railnet.gov.in| Finance Commissioner| +91 11 23382754 ( Off.)  +91 11 23385095 (Fax)| | |
Shri Kul Bhushan 
ml@rb.railnet.gov.in| Member (Electrical)| +91 11 23385100 ( Off.)  +91 11 23385086 (Fax)| | |
Shri A. P. Mishra 
me@rb.railnet.gov.in| Member (Engineering)| +91 11 23383879 ( Off.)  +91 11 23385114 (Fax)
+91 11 26875757 ( Res.)| | |
Shri K. K. Srivastava 
mt@rb.railnet.gov.in| Member (Traffic)| +91 11 23382776 ( Off.)  +91 11 23388237 (Fax)| | |
Shri A. K. Vohra 
ms@rb.railnet.gov.in| Member (Staff)| +91 11 23382762 ( Off.)  +91 11 23385111 (Fax)| | |
Shri Keshav Chandra 
mm@rb.railnet.gov.in| Member (Mechnical)| +91 11 23381477 ( Off.)  +91 11 23385113 (Fax)| | |
Shri R. C. Jat 
secyrb@rb.railnet.gov.in| Secretary| +91 11 23385227 ( Off.)  +91 11 23382068 (Fax)| | |

Following are the some of the important Indian Railway Facts * The total distance covered by the 14,300 trains on the Indian Railways everyday, equals three & half times the distance to moon * The first train on Indian soil ran between Bombay and Thane on the 16th of April 1853 * IR has about 63,028 route kms. of track

* IR employs about 1.55 million people
* It carries over 13 million passengers & 1.3 million tones of freight everyday * It runs about 14,300 trains daily
* IR has about 7,000 railway stations
* The longest platform in the world is at Kharagpur and is 2,733 ft. in length * Nehru Setu on Sone River is the longest Railway bridge
* 42 Railway companies operated in the country before independence * Electric Locomotives are manufactured at Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, Chittaranjan * Coaches are manufactured at ICF/Chennai, RCF/Kapurthala and BEML/Bangaluru * The national Rail Museum at New Delhi was set-up in 1977 * People Employed in Indian Railway are about 1.6 million * Stations across State Lines are Navapur (Maharashtra and Gujarat) and Bhawani Mandi (Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan) * Classes of travel on Indian Railway: Ist AC, 2nd AC, 3rd AC, AC Chair Car IInd sleeper & IInd ordinary * Railway Station with all the Three Gauges is Siliguri Railway Station First/Longest/Oldest in Indian Railways

First Passenger Train Ran On| 16th April 1853 (between Bombay to Thane)| First Railway Bridge| Dapoorie Viaduct on the Mumbai-Thane route| First Rail Tunnel| Parsik Tunnel|
First Ghats Covered by the Rail lines| Thal and Bhore Ghats| First Underground Railway| Calcutta METRO|
First Computerized Reservation System started in| New Delhi (1986)| First Electric Train ran on| 3rd Feb' 1925 (between Bombay VT and Kurla)| Toilets on Trains were introduced in| 1891 (1st Class) & 1907 (lower classes)| Shortest Station Name| Ib...
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