Most Indians, rich or poor, have at some point in their lives boarded a railway train.
In fact, the Indian railway system was one of the first networks to connect that entire country.
While it is easy to take trains for granted today, the Ministry of Railways has taken it upon itself to remind the world about the long journey of the train in India.
April 16 marks the date of the first passenger train that ran in India in the year 1852.
The train, which ran from Bombay to Thane, covered a distance of 34 kms.
Today marks the 166th anniversary of the feat that started India’s love affair with trains.
The train consisted of 14 carriages containing about 400 passengers.
The train was powered by three engines named Sahib, Sindh, and Sultan.
Ministry of Railways has remembered in a tweet about this historical event!
The interesting piece of trivia has been evoking many responses on social media with many wishing ‘Happy Birthday” to Indian Railways.