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GK On Indian Railways-

1-From Mumbai to Thane, first Indian train was started.

2- Research, Design and Standard Organisation situated at Lucknow

3-Vivek Express from Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari travels a distance of 4273 km, making it the longest run in terms of total time and distance in  Indian Railways.

4-Slowest train in India : Metupalayam Ooty Nilgiri Passenger which runs at a speed of 10kmph, 15 times slower than fastest running train.The one that comes close is Pratapnagar-Jambusar passenger, with a maximum speed of 12km/h and an average speed of 11km/h. It takes 4 hrs for a journey of 44 km.

5-Longest station name : Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta on the Arakkonam-Renigunta  section near Chennai.

6-Shortest station name : Ib, near Jharsuguda in Odisha and Od, near Anand in Gujarat.

7-Busiest station : Lucknow, with 64 trains per day.

8-Longest Platform : Indian Railways owns the longest railway platform in the world at  Kharagpur (West Bengal) with a length of 2,733 ft (1072.5 m) in length.

9-First Railroad : The first railroad was constructed by two Indians (Jamsetjee  Jeejeebhoy and Jaganath Shunkerseth) and not the British.

10-Lavatory: Toilets on trains were first introduced in 1891 in 1st class and in 1907 in lower classes.

11-Air Cooling : Air Cooling was first introduced in 1st class coaches in 1874 in Great Indian Peninsular Railway

12-Underground Railway : First Underground Railway that was opened for public use was Calcutta Metro.

13- Electric Trains : First Electric coach ran on the 3rd February 1925 between Bombay VT and Kurla stations

14-Computerized Reservations : First Reservation through the computer System commenced in New Delhi in the year 1986.

15- Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus : CST in Mumbai caters to 33 million passengers annually and is the only terminus in the world to be listed as a monument of global heritage by UNESCO.

16- Dapoorie Viaduct (1854) on the Mumbai-Thane route is the first railway bridge in India.

17-First Rail Tunnel : Parsik Tunnel (1865) near Thaane is India’s first rail tunnel.

18-Dining Car : The Mumbai–Pune Deccan Queen has the oldest running dining car in Indian Railways.

19- Steam Locomotives :  The manufacture of steam locomotives in the country was stopped in 1972.

20-Railway Staff College is situated at Vadodara

21-Indian Railways Nationalised in which year ? Ans -1950

22-In which year Research, Design and Standard organization was established? Ans-1957

23-The railway station situated in the extreme south is Kanyakumari

24-Eastern Railway Zone is the largest in Indian Railways.

25-Shatabdi Express train introduced in 1988

26-First underground railway (Metro Railway) started in which year?  Ans-  1984

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