General Facts : World's largest railway networks comprising 115,000 km of track over a route of 65,000 km and 7,500 stations. As of December 2012, it transported over 25 million passengers daily (9 billion on an annual basis). In 2011, IR carried over 8,900 million passengers annually or more than 24 million passengers daily (roughly half of which were suburban passengers) and 2.8 million tons of freight daily. Biggest Railway Project : Konkan Railway Project (Roha - Mangalore,Length = 738 km, Cost = Rs 3,500 Crore, Duration - 7 years, 88 tunnels, 169 Major and 1630 Minor Bridges, 59 Stations, Operational Speed – 160 km/h, One Track, Owner - Govt. of INDIA ) External Railway Links : Nepal,Pakistan (Thar Express & Samjhauta Express) & Bangladesh (Maitri Express etc….) External Railway Links (Under Contruction) : Bhutan,Myanmar,Vietnam & Thailand Shortest Station Name : Ib (Orissa) Longest Station Name : Sri Venkatanarasimharajuvariapeta (Tamil Nadu) Types of Trains : 11 [Duranto,Rajdhani,Shatabdi,Garib Rath,Jan Shatabdi,Sampark Kranti,Superfast Express/Mail,Express,Passenger & Fast Passenger,Suburban Trains,Metros & Monorails] Types of Classes : 10 [1A,2A,FC(First Class),3A,3E(Three Tier Economy),CC(Chair Car),EC(Executive Class),SL(Sleeper),2S(Janshatabdi & Intercity Coaches),UR(Unreserved)] Types of Two in One Classes : HA1(1A cum 2A), AB1(2A cum 3A)
IR's Fastest Train : 12001/12002 Bhopal Shatabdi Express (runs at a speed up to 160 Km/h between New-Delhi to Agra Cantt and 140 Km/h between Agra Cantt to Bhopal Junction) First Railway Bridge : Dapoorie Viaduct on the Mumbai - Thane route First ISO Railway Station : Habibganj (WCR) First ISO Train : 12155/12156 Shaan-E-Bhopal Express (Habibganj – Hazrat Nizamuddin) Station with most number of ISO Trains : Habibganj (12185/12186 Rewanchal Express,12155/12156 Shaan-E-Bhopal Express and 11471/11472 BhopalJabalpur Express) Shortest Run : Route between Nagpur to Ajni (3km) Longest Run... [continues]
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