Whether you love it or hate it, the Indian rail system is an amazing enterprise. Humbling, exhilarating, frustrating, and fulfilling – all of these emotions can be experienced on a single rail journey.

But did you know:

1. Indian Railways carry more than 25 million passengers every day, more than the entire population of Australia.

2. With over 1.6 million employees, Indian Railways is the world’s 9th largest employer.

3. The total distance covered by Indian Railways daily equals three and a half times the distance to the moon.

4. The full track length of Indian Railways can circle the equator one-and-a-half times.

5. Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta is the longest station name.



6. The world’s highest railway bridge is being built over Chenab. It will dwarf the Eiffel Tower.

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