“Strangle yourself” is the main principle of Indian railways

India ranks second in the world in terms of the length of railway tracks. And every passenger could travel through the land of the Buddha in comfort if there were not so many of them, these very passengers. India’s trains are used by 23 million passengers daily. 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 wagons in the way we are used to (that is, inside). Indian citizens solve this problem quite simply: they cling to the transport from the outside and are sincerely happy if they even managed to catch a finger on the skin.

«Удавитесь» — главный принцип индийских железных дорог

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.

«Удавитесь» — главный принцип индийских железных дорог

India’s current population is 1.2 billion people. And they all love trains dearly.

«Удавитесь» — главный принцип индийских железных дорог

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.

«Удавитесь» — главный принцип индийских железных дорог

11 thousand trains leave Indian depots every day.

«Удавитесь» — главный принцип индийских железных дорог

The length of Indian railways is 114 thousand kilometers.

«Удавитесь» — главный принцип индийских железных дорог

The speed of India’s fastest train, which follows the New Delhi – Bhopal route, is 140 km/h.

«Удавитесь» — главный принцип индийских железных дорог

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.

«Удавитесь» — главный принцип индийских железных дорог

Do not think that travel on Indian trains is not regulated by the rules in any way. For example, each carriage must have four windows that will serve as emergency exits in case of an accident.

«Удавитесь» — главный принцип индийских железных дорог

The most problematic route in India is Guwahati — Trivandrum. The train may be delayed as much as 12 hours.

«Удавитесь» — главный принцип индийских железных дорог

New Delhi Railway Station is recognized as the largest railway interchange in the world and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records.

«Удавитесь» — главный принцип индийских железных дорог

The longest non—stop stretch in the country is on the Trivandrum — Nizamuddin line. There is a six and a half hour journey between the neighboring stops of Vadodara and Kota.

«Удавитесь» — главный принцип индийских железных дорог

But there are as many as 115 stops on the Howrah — Amritsar route.

«Удавитесь» — главный принцип индийских железных дорог

There is a station in India, with the name of which even the very Icelandic volcano cannot be compared. It is called Venkatanarasimharayuvaripeta.

«Удавитесь» — главный принцип индийских железных дорог

But there are stations with simpler names. For example, the Ib station is not far from Jarsuguda.

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