India ranks second in the world on length of railway tracks. And each passenger could travel in the country of the Buddha with the comfort if them, most of these passengers were not so much. Daily trains of India is used by 23 million passengers. In Russia, by the way, this figure is just 2.75 million.
In the end, so many people can't fit in cars in the usual form (that is inside). Indian citizens solve this problem is quite simple: they stuck to a transport outside and a genuinely happy, if at least one finger in the casing to catch managed.
Trains in India — the most that neither is a traditional transport. Between new Delhi and Rajasthan still runs the oldest train in the world, built in 1855.
The current population of India — 1.2 billion people. And they all dearly love trains.
Indian Railways is the largest employer in the country. According to official data, today, for the benefit of the most popular transport employs half a million people.
Daily Indian depot leaving 11 thousand compositions.
The length of the Indian Railways — 114 thousand kilometers.
The speed of the fastest train of India, which follows the route of new Delhi — Bhopal is 140 km/h.
But the speed of the slowest — 9 km/h At that speed people time to jump off the train and back.
Do not think that travel on Indian trains is not regulated by the rules. For example, each car must be four Windows that serve as emergency exits in case of an emergency.
The most problematic route in India — Guwahati — Trivandrum. The train can hold as much as 12 hours.
Railway station new Delhi is recognized as the biggest railway junction in the world and was included in the Guinness Book of records.
The longest stretch without stops in the country — at Trivandrum — Nizamuddin. Between adjacent stops Vadodara and Kota six and a half hours.
But on the route Howrah — Amritsar entire 115 stops.
In India there is a station with a name which does not even compare with the Icelandic volcano. It's called "Venkataramanaswamy".
But there is a station called easier. For example, station "IB" near Jharsuguda.