16/04/2023 09:51 PM | Click to read full article
In 1853, it was on this day that the first passenger train of the Indian sub-continent ran from Bori Bunder in Mumbai to Thane. During its inaugural run, the train carried 400 guests (approx) and covered a distance of around 34 km. It even received a salute of 21 guns. The train was operated by the Great Indian Peninsula Railway and was hauled by three steam locomotives (Sindh, Sultan, and Sahib). Check out some fascinating facts related to Indian Railways.