Indian Rail Transport Day: Indian Railways It is considered as one of the most important means of transport in the country. Accordingly, a good railway network has been woven in our country. The total length of the railway is 76,956 km and it carries 231 lakh passengers and 33 lakh tonnes of freight per day. Indian Railways is considered to be one of the largest railway network in the world. , So if you have ever lived in your country first passenger train drove? If you have this question then this information may be important to you. In this article we will tell you when and on which route the first passenger train ran in our country. So let’s know about this interesting history of railways…
The first passenger train ran from Mumbai to Thane
The British started weaving rail networks in India to transport their goods. Accordingly, the weaving of the railway network from Madras began in 1932. In 1837 a goods train under the name of railway transport ran between Red Hill and Chintadripet Bridge in Madras. Then on April 16, 1853, the first passenger train ran in the country. This train was running between Mumbai to Thane. This day is one of the most important days in the history of India and this day is considered as the beginning of the history of Indian Railways. A total of 400 people traveled in this first passenger train. Meanwhile, the train had covered a distance of 34 km in a quarter of an hour.
This is the name of the train with 14 coaches.
The name of the country’s first passenger train was Deccan Queen. A total of 14 coaches were added to the train. The first train left Bori Bunder (today’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus) at 3:30 PM on 16 April 1853. Three engines were used to run this train. These locomotives were named Sahib, Sultan and Sindh. Earlier the Great Indian Peninsula Railway Company was established in Kolkata. The same company completed the Mumbai-Thane railway line in 1850. Then the passenger train started. Presently more than 13169 passenger trains are running in the country.