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19 Amazing Facts About Indian Railways That Every Indian Should Know

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19 Amazing Facts About Indian Railways That Every Indian Should Know

11. Shortest and Longest Station Names

Situated in Thadukupeta, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh , Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta railway station is the Longest Railway Station Name in India.

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12. Longest Tunnel Track

Pir Panjal Tunnel Track in Jammu and Kashmir is the Longest Rail Tunnel in India with a length of 11.215 km.

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13. Longest Platform

Gorakhpur Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh is the World’s Longest Railway Platform, it is 1.35 km Long.

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14. World’s Highest Railway Bridge

World’s Highest Railway Bridge is being built over Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir. It is 5 times the height of Qutub Minar and as a tall as Effiel Tower.

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15. Indian Railways is serving 2.5 crore Indians as a Medium of Transport. It is almost the Population of whole Australia

16. Indian Railways is Home for over 1.6 Millions Employees

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17. Train Drivers are Paid more than Software Engineers on an Average

They Get Salaries in the Range of 1 Lakh and More.

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18. The Indian Railways website gets close to 12 Lakh hits per minute

Now you know why it is Nightmare to access IRCTC website.

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19. Indian Railway Tracks Cover a Distance Equal to 1.5 Times of the Entire Earth

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Source: TOI/Wikipedia

Image Source: Google Images.

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