India is the second-longest railway in the world. And every passenger could travel through the land of the Buddha with comfort, if there were not so many of them, these very passengers. India's trains are used by 23 million passengers every day. In Russia, by the way, this figure is only 2.75 million.
As a result, such a number of people do not fit into the cars in the usual form for us (that is, inside). Indian citizens solve this problem quite simply: they cling to the transport from the outside and are sincerely happy, if at all they managed to catch a finger on the skin.
Trains in India are the most traditional means of transport. The oldest train in the world, built in 1855, still runs between New Delhi and Rajasthan.
India's current population is 1.2 billion. And they all love trains dearly.
Indian Railways is the largest employer in the country. According to official data, today one and a half million people work for the benefit of the most popular transport.
Every day, 11 thousand trains leave Indian depots.
The length of the Indian railways is 114 thousand kilometers.
The speed of India's fastest train, which runs on the New Delhi-Bhopal route, is 140 km/h.
But the speed of the slowest is 9 km/h. At this speed, a person will have time to jump off the train and return back.
Do not think that travel on Indian trains is not regulated by the rules in any way. For example, each car must have four windows that will serve as emergency exits in the event of an accident.
The most problematic route in India is Guwahati-Trivandram. The train may be delayed as much as 12 hours.
New Delhi Railway Station is recognized as the largest railway interchange in the world and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records.
The longest non — stop stretch in the country is on the Trivandram — Nizamuddin line. Between the neighboring stops of Vadodara and Kota — six and a half hours of travel.
But there are as many as 115 stops on the Howrah — Amritsar route.
In India, there is a station with the name of which even the same Icelandic volcano can not be compared. It is called "Venkatanarasimharayuvaripeta".
But there are stations with a simpler name. For example, the station "Ib" near Jarsuguda.