60. Massive Indian Railways
On April 16th 1853, at Mumbai, Indian Railways, began its humble journey with 14 coaches and 400 guests. Today it has become the largest Railway network and one of the efficiently run railway systems of the world.
63,940 kilometers of railway line; one million railway passengers; 650 million tones of cargo; biggest employer in the world with 16 lakh employees on its rolls; around two crore people depending on Indian railways for their livelihood; Indian railways shines brightly with grandeur and splendour.
As per 2005 statistics, Indian Railways has 2,16,717 wagons, 39,936 passenger boogies, 17,339 engines and 14,244 trains crisscross the country among them 8002 trains carry passengers.