The Indian Railways are the principle mode of transportation for freight and passengers in India, while playing an important role in the development of industries and agriculture.
The Indian Railways has been serving the people of India with utmost pride for more than two centuries. It was in 1851 the first train journey was made in India, for transferring construction material to Rorkee. The first passenger train journey became operational between Bori Bunder, Bombay and Thane, covering a distance of 21 miles, thus marking the formal birth of the rail network in India.
The Indian Railways network binds the social, cultural and economical fabric of the country and covers the whole country ranging from north to south and east to west removing the distance barrier for its people. The railway network of India has brought together the whole of country hence creating a feeling of unity among Indians.
|Indian Railways is divided into 16 zones:|
Last Updated on : 26/06/2013