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Indian Railways completes 167 years of passenger practice providers! Check out fascinating information

167 years in the past, the wheels of the primary passenger practice from Mumbai to Thane began rolling with the zeal to ‘never to stop’.

Big day for Indian Railways because it completes 167 years! Today i.e., 16 April 2020, marks a really special occasion for the nationwide transporter as 167 years in the past, the wheels of the primary passenger practice from Mumbai to Thane began rolling with the zeal to ‘never to stop’. The 14-carriage first passenger practice was flagged off with a 21-gun salute, which was hauled by three steam locomotives- Sindh, Sahib, Sultan, carrying 400 passengers. Even although in India, trains began working a lot earlier than the 12 months 1853, this was the primary time {that a} passenger practice was operated on Indian Railways tracks. Take a have a look at some little recognized information about Indian Railways:

  • In the 12 months 1861, the Churchgate station was opened as the brand new terminus for Bombay (Mumbai).
  • Delhi’s oldest station, Delhi Junction was arrange in 1864, beginning practice service between Delhi-Calcutta (Kolkata).
  • In the month of April 1867, the primary rail line from Lucknow to Kanpur was constructed.
  • The first locomotive was developed within the 12 months 1895 in Ajmer for the Rajputana Malwa Railway.
  • The growth of the primary Indian Bridge which was constructed throughout the ocean, Pamban Railway Bridge began within the 12 months 1911 and it was commenced on 1914.
  • In the 12 months 1920, Indian Railways launched electrical lighting between Dadar and Currey Road.
  • Between the years 1924 and 1944, nationalization of Indian Railways was initiated.
  • The first automated color gentle indicators in India was launched in 1928 on GIPR’s rail traces between Bombay VT – Byculla.
  • The iconic Howrah Bridge in Kolkata was commissioned within the 12 months 1943.
  • In the 12 months 1954, sleeping lodging was launched in three-tier coaches.
  • The Taj Express between New Delhi – Agra was launched in 1964 to permit vacationers/guests to go to Agra and return to the nationwide capital on the identical day.
  • Fast Freight providers have been launched in 1965 throughout a number of routes.
  • For the primary time, the Centralized Traffic Control System on railways was launched within the 12 months 1966 between Gorakhpur-Chhapra.
  • The first in devoted electrical passenger loco sequence, WAP-1 was constructed by CLW to RDSO specs and was launched in 1980.
  • The computerized ticketing and reservation have been launched in 1986 in New Delhi.
  • In the 12 months 1990, the primary Self Printing Ticket Machine was launched in New Delhi.
  • In the month of June 2001, WDP-Four was began and 10 of them, working out of Hubli, have been supplied by General Motors.

Due to the continuing nationwide lockdown due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic, the passenger practice providers have been stopped for the primary time within the historical past of Indian Railways.

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