Who was the father of Indian Railways?

Option b- Lord Dalhousie served as the Governor-General of India from 1848 to 1856. He is also said to have convinced the British to introduce the railways in India through his famous Railway minutes of 1853. Thus, he is regarded as the father of Indian railways and it is the right option.

Which is the first railway in India?

The history of Indian Railways dates back to over 160 years ago. On 16th April 1853, the first passenger train ran between Bori Bunder (Bombay) and Thane, a distance of 34 km. It was operated by three locomotives, named Sahib, Sultan and Sindh, and had thirteen carriages.

Who built the first train?

Which country is first in railway?


Rank Country Historical peak length (km)
1 United States 408,833
2 China
3 Russia 150,000
4 India

How many trains are running in India during lockdown?

According to railway ministry’s data till Wednesday, the national carrier has approved total of 9,622 special trains and at present it is running an average of 7,745 trains as compared to an average 11,283 trains during pre-Covid times.

Is railway Privatised in India?

Indian Railways will remain with the government of India. No privatization of Indian Railways! … The investment in Indian Railways has been hiked by the Modi government to Rs 2.15 lakh crore in the financial year 2021-22, from an amount of Rs 1.5 lakh crore in the financial year 2019-20.

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