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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Chenab - World’s Highest Railway Bridge

 Traversing a length of 1.3 km, once operational, the Chenab bridge will pave the way for trains to run seamlessly along the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) project, and prove to be a crucial connector between Kashmir and rest of India.

Chenab - World’s Highest Railway Bridge 

  • Part of USBRL - The Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link Project (345 kms)  

  • 1.3 KM length 

  • Height 359 Meters - Taller than Eiffel Tower (330 Meters) - Similar to 85 storey tower

  • Expected to run the Trains in 2024 

  • The connector between Kashmir and the rest of India  

  • Built to sustain earthquakes measuring up to 8 on the Richter scale. 

  • Executed by the KRCL - the Konkan Railway Corporation Limited

Friday, September 25, 2020

Did you know ?

Railway Branch
Railway Board
Public Works Dept
Railway Dept
Secretary, Railway Branch 
Chairman & CEO, Railway Board
Dy.Secretary – Accounts
Member (Finance) - MF
Dy. Secretary – Traffic
Member (O&BD - Operations & Business Development) - M/O&BD
Dy. Secretary – Construction
Surrendered now.  (Previously it was Member - Engineering)
Zonal Railway
Consulting Engineer
General Manager
Govt Examiner of Accounts
PFA – Principal Financial Advisor

·         Initially (i.e., Before 1905) regulation and control of Government Railways was exercised by the Railway Branch of the Public Works Department (PWD) of Government of India. 

·         Till 1905 (the year Railway Board was established), the Railway Branch was headed by The Secretary and 3 Deputy Secretaries (Traffic, Accounts & Construction) – like The Chairman, FC & Members as in current Railway Board set up.

·         The entire Railway system was divided into seven circles  (like present Zonal Railways )

·         One Consulting Engineer and one Government Examiner of Accounts were posted to each of these seven circles. (like General Manager and PFA-Principal Financial Adviser)

·         The accounting and auditing functions of the Railway Branch were combined and looked after  by The Accountant  General, Public Works Department.


Did you Know ? - Busiest Railway Station in India


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Busiest Railway Station in India is Howrah Railway Station

·        Train frequency  - Nearly 1000 trains per day


·         Oldest Railway Station – 1854


·        Largest Railway Junction


·        23 Platforms


·          Handling nearly 10 lakh passengers a day


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Did you know - Highest Priority trains in India


Did you know


Highest Priority trains in India - Rank wise


1. Rajdhani Express

2. Shatabdi Express

3. Duronto Express

4. Tejas Express

5. Garib Rath Express

6. Double Decker Express

7. Jan Shatabdi Express

8. Superfast Express

9. Express/Mails Trains

10. Suburban Trains


Monday, August 10, 2020

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·         India’s First train service would have been from Howrah to Hooghly had the ship carrying Railway items did not sank during its journey.


·         So, the credit goes to Bombay (Boribunder) to Thane on 16th April, 1853 – First train journey in India


·         First train in Eastern India - Between Howrah and Hooghly – 15th August, 1854.


Saturday, September 28, 2019

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The slowest train in India

Nilgiri mountain Rail which runs at  10km per hour covering 46 Kms in 5 hours between Mettupalayam and Ooty. It is 16 times lower than fastest running train.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

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·         The oldest working Fund in Indian Railways is DRF – Depreciation Reserve Fund.   It started existing w.e.f 01.04.1924

·         The predecessor to DRF is “Programme Revenue”.  The expenditure chargeable till 31.03.1924 was then shown  under DRF from 01.04.1924. 


Sunday, September 22, 2019

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·         The track gauge used in the most of the Metros (Delhi Metro, Hyderbad Metro etc) in India is Standard guage, not Broad gauge.

·         The distance between the two tracks on any railway route is known as gauge.

·         Standard gauge is 1435 mm or 4 feet 8 ½ inches. It is also called as uniform gauge, UIC gauge, International gauge etc.  60 % of the World Railway tracks are operated in Standard guage only.

                                             As on 31.03.2017 – Indian Railways

Route KM
1676 mm
92 %
1000 mm
5 %
762 mm & 610 mm
3 %

100 %

·         Smallest guage and Longest gauge in the World are 15 inches or 381 mm and 7 feet ¼ inches or 2140 mm.  That means, Longest gauge is 5.5  times longer than Smallest gauge.

·         The speed of a train is a function of the diameter of the wheel, which in turn is limited by the gauge. The wheel's diameter is usually 0.75 times the width of the gauge and thus, the speed of the train is almost proportional to the gauge. If higher speeds are to be achieved then the broad gauge track is given the priority instead of metre gauge or narrow gauge track.