Indian Railways has completed 167 years of travel. On April 16, 1853, the first passenger train in the country was run on this day. However, due to Coronavirus, the passenger train services of the entire country have been postponed. In such a situation, the train service will suspend for 40 days. These are the first time in the history of railways when the operation of all trains together has been braked for such a long time.
Indian Trains Continued To Run During World War.
The 167-year history of Indian Railways has faced many significant events but never before brakes on its wheels. After the inception of the Indian Railways, two world wars took place, and trains continued to operate even during that time. After that, the country divided, and then an epidemic also spread, but the operation of the train never brake. These are the first time that passenger trains have canceled from full.
Heavy Damage To Indian Railways
The Indian Railways will incur a loss of Rs 1,490 crore in revenue on the cancellation of 94 lakh tickets booked by passengers from March 22 to May 3 before a nationwide lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of CoronavirusCoronavirus. Indian Railways has said that the entire amount of tickets booked for the journey will refund during the extended period of lockdown.
There Were About 400 Passengers In The First Train
The first train under the rail service started by the British in India was run on April 16, 1853, from Mumbai’s Bori Bandar Station (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal) to Thane. About 400 people traveled in it. The distance of the first train journey was about 34 km. More than 20 thousand passenger trains run daily in India. It includes more than 3500 long-distance trains. The network of Indian Railways is the second largest in Asia and the fourth largest in the world. About 25 million people travel in it every day.