110+ GK Questions And Answers On Indian Railway (RRB Exam)

GK On Indian Railways

Last Updated: 29 January 2023

Indian Railway is one of the best public facilities offered by the Government of India. It manages the fourth largest railway network in the world by size, the U.S.A being the first.

Indian Railway has a route length of 68,103 Km (42,317 miles), a running track of 100,866 Km (62,675 miles), and a total track length of 126,611 Km (78,672 miles) as of 31st March 2021.

Indian Railway’s reporting mark is IR and has a five-digit and four-digit numbering system. It runs 13,169 passenger trains daily, on both long-distance and suburban routes, covering 7,325 stations across India.

We have tried to cover most of the important questions on Indian Railways from history to the latest current updates. These GK questions and answers on Indian Railway will help you not only in exams but extra knowledge about our country’s Railway system.

Indian Railways At A Glance

1HeadquartersRaisina Road, New Delhi
2Native Nameभारतीय रेल (Bhāratīya rel)
3TypeStatutory Body
4IndustryRail Transport
5Founded8 May 1845
6Area servedIndia
7Minister of RailwaysAshwini Vaishnaw
8Minister of State in the
Ministry of Railways
1) Raosaheb Patil Danve
2) Darshana Jardosh
9Railway Board CEOVinay Kumar Tripathi
10Services1) Passenger Railways Freight
2) Parcel Carrier
3) Catering & Tourism
4) Parking Lot Operations
11Revenue₹196,128 crores (US$25 billion) (2021-2022)
12Net Income₹34,599 crores (US$4.3 billion) (2021-2022)
13OwnerMinistry of Railways, Government of India
14Number of Employees1,252,347 (31 March 2021)
15Dates of Operation16 January 1838 – Present
16Track Gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
1,000 mm (3 ft 3+38 in)
762 mm (2 ft 6 in)
1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
17Electrification44,802 kilometres (27,839 mi)
as of 1st April 2022
18Length68,103 Km (42,317 mi) [Route]
100,866 Km (62,675 mi) [Running Track]
126,611 Km (78,672 mi) [Total Track]
as of 31 March 2021

Facts About Indian Railways

  • Indian Railways manages the fourth largest national railway system in the world by size, with a total route length of 68,103 km as of 31 March 2022.
  • 52,247 km or 83% of all the broad-gauge routes are electrified with 25 kV 50 Hz AC electric traction as of 1st April 2022.
  • The most Common Types of Trains/Normal Trains run at an average speed of 50.6 km/h, Suburban EMUs run at an average speed of 37.5 km/h while the Vande Bharat Express runs at a peak speed of 180 km/h.
  • In the freight segment, Indian Railways runs 8,479 trains daily. The average speed of freight trains is around 42.2 km/h. The maximum speed of freight trains varies from 60–75 km/h depending on their axle load with ‘container special’ trains running at a peak speed of 100 km/h.
  • In 2020, Indian Railways carried 808.6 crores (8.086 billion) passengers, and in 2022 Indian Railways transported 1418.1 million tonnes of freight.
  • As of March 2020, Indian Railways’ rolling stock consisted of 2,93,077 Freight Wagons, 76,608 Passenger Coaches, and 12,729 Locomotives.
  • The Government of India has committed to electrifying India’s entire rail network by 2023–24, and becoming a “Net Zero Carbon Emissions) Railway” by 2030.

GK Questions And Answers On Indian Railways

1. Name the first Train in India?

Answer: Red Hill Railway (1837)

2. India’s first Train ran between?

Answer: Red Hills to Chintadripet bridge (Madras)
Explanation: It was pulled by a rotary steam-engine locomotive manufactured by William Avery and Built by Arthur Cotton. The railway was primarily used for transporting laterite stone in Madras for road-building works.

3. Which is the first Passenger Train in India?

Answer: Sahib, Sindh, and Sultan (16 April 1853). It had 14-carriage and started at 3:35 pm.

4. India’s First Passenger Train Ran Between?

Answer: Bombay’s Bori Bunder station and Thane station (The journey took an hour and fifteen minutes).

5. How Many People did the first Indian Passenger Train carry?

Answer: 400

6. Distance covered by the first Indian Passenger Train?

Answer: 34 Km (21 miles)
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7. Where did the first Passenger Train in Eastern India run from?

Answer: Howrah to Hoogly (15 August 1854)
Explanation: It was a distance of 39 Km (24 miles)

8. South India’s first passenger train ran from?

Answer: Royapuram–Veyasarapady (Madras) to Wallajah Road in Arcot (1 July 1856)
Explanation: It was a distance of 97 km (60 miles)

9. When was India’s first tramway (horse-drawn) opened in Calcutta?

Answer: 24 February 1873
Explanation: The first tramway ran between Sealdah and Armenian Ghat Street. It was a distance of 3.8 kilometers (2.4 miles)

10. First Railway to introduce electric lighting as standard fixtures?

Answer: Jodhpur Railway (1902)

Subsidiaries Of Indian Railways

This is the list of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and other organizations in which Indian Railways has a stake and are related to rail transport in India

1Bhartiya Rail Bijlee Company LimitedElectric Power IndustryJoint Venture Company with NTPC Limited
(26% Ownership)
2Braithwaite & Co.1) Heavy Industry
2) Foundry
Administrative control was transferred from the Ministry of Heavy Industries in 2010
3Centre for Railway Information SystemsInformation TechnologyEstablished in 1986
4Container Corporation of IndiaIntermodal Freight TransportEstablished in 1988
5Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of IndiaRail Freight TransportEstablished in 2006
6Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation1) Online Reservation
2) Catering
3) Tourism
Established in 1999
(67% Ownership as of 2022)
7Indian Railway Finance CorporationFinancial ServicesEstablished in 1986
8Ircon InternationalRail Infrastructure ConstructionEstablished in 1976
9Konkan Railway Corporation1) Transport
2) Rail Infrastructure Construction
Established in 1990
10Mumbai Railway Vikas CorporationSuburban Rail Operation & DevelopmentEstablished in 1999
(51% Ownership)
11National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited1) High-Speed Rail Construction
2) Operation
Established in 2016
12Pipavav Railway Corporation Limited1) Construction
2) Operation & Maintenance of Rail line between Surendranagar & Pipavav port
Joint Venture Company with Gujarat Pipavav Port Limited
(50% Ownership)
13Rail India Technical and Economic Service1) Infrastructure Construction
2) Finance Services
Established in 1974
14Rail Vikas Nigam Limited1) Rail Infrastructure Construction
2) Finance Services
Established in 2003
15RailTel Corporation of India LimitedTelecommunicationsEstablished in 2000

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11. First Electric signal lighting was introduced between?
Answer: Dadar and Currey Train Road in Bombay in the year 1920

12. The First Electric Passenger train in India ran between?
Answer: Victoria Terminus (VT) and Kurla, 3 February 1925 (on 1,500 V DC overhead traction)

13. India’s first automatic color-light signals became operational between?
Answer: Bombay VT to Byculla

14. When were Sleeping accommodations introduced in coaches?
Answer: 1st August 1955

15. When were fans and lights mandated to remain on for all compartments in all passenger classes?
Answer: 1951

16. First Fully Air-Conditioned (AC) Train was introduced between?
Answer: Howrah to Delhi (1956)

17. Which is the first railway track section that was electrified with 25 kV AC traction?
Answer: Raj Kharswan to Dangoaposi (1960)

18. which is the first Indian Metro?
Answer: Kolkata Metro
Explanation: Kolkata Metro was Inaugurated in 1984 by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The route covered 12 stations- 6 elevated, and 6 underground.

19. India’s first Metro Train ran from?
Answer: Esplanade to Bhowanipur (now the Netaji Bhawan station) in Calcutta on 24 October 1984

20. When was computerized ticketing and reservations introduced and where?
Answer: In 1986, New Delhi

Upgraded Semi High Speed Rail Lines

#RouteRolling stockTop speedOperating SpeedLengthInaugurated
1Mumbai–GoaTejas160 km/h (99 mph)160 km/h (99 mph)552 km (343 mi)22 May 2017
(Hazrat Nizamuddin)
Tejas-Rajdhani160 km/h (99 mph)130 km/h (81 mph)1,377 km (856 mi)12 Dec 2021
3Mumbai–DelhiTejas-Rajdhani160 km/h (99 mph)130 km/h (81 mph)1,387 km (862 mi)19 Jul 2021
4Lucknow–DelhiTejas160 km/h (99 mph)130 km/h (81 mph)512 km (318 mi)04 Oct 2019
5Delhi–PatnaTejas-Rajdhani160 km/h (99 mph)130 km/h (81 mph)1,005 km (624 mi)01 Sep 2021
6Delhi– Agra – JhansiGatimaan160 km/h (99 mph)160 km/h (99 mph)403 km (250 mi)05 Apr 2016
7Chennai–MaduraiTejas160 km/h (99 mph)110 km/h (68 mph)493 km (306 mi)01 Mar 2019
8Ahmedabad–MumbaiTejas160 km/h (99 mph)130 km/h (81 mph)490 km (300 mi)19 Jan 2020
9Agartala–DelhiTejas-Rajdhani160 km/h (99 mph)130 km/h (81 mph)2,423 km (1,506 mi)15 Feb 2021
(Via Bangalore)
Vande Bharat
180 km/h (110 mph)130 km/h (81 mph)496 km (308 mi)11 Nov 2022
11Delhi–VaranasiVande Bharat
180 km/h (110 mph)130 km/h (81 mph)762 km (473 mi)17 Feb 2019
12Delhi–KatraVande Bharat
180 km/h (110 mph)130 km/h (81 mph)655 km (407 mi)05 Oct 2019
13Delhi-UnaVande Bharat
180 km/h (110 mph)130 km/h (81 mph)410 km (250 mi)13 Oct 2022
14Ahmedabad–MumbaiVande Bharat
180 km/h (110 mph)130 km/h (81 mph)490 km (300 mi)30 Sept 2022

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21.  Which is India’s First fastest train?
Answer: The Shatabdi Express (New Delhi and Jhansi in 1988)
Explanation: Railways Minister of that year was Madhavrao Scindia

Fastest Trains In India
1) The fastest operating train is the Gatimaan Express with a top operating speed of 160 km/h.

2) The WAP-5 hauled Gatimaan Express became the fastest commercially operated semi-high-speed train in India, in April 2016, with a maximum operational speed of 160 km/h.

3) The Bhopal Shatabdi Express (train number 12001/12002) is India’s second-fastest train between New Delhi and Agra, with an average speed of 90 km/h and a top speed of 150 km/h.

22. When was the first Self-Printing Ticket Machine (SPTM) introduced?
Answer: 1990, New Delhi

23. When were Air-conditioned, Three-tier coaches, and a Sleeper class introduced?
Answer: 1993

24. When did Indian Railways (IR) begin Online Train Reservations and Ticketing?
Answer:3 August  2002

25. When was the Tatkal system of ticketing Introduced?
Answer: 1997

26. India’s fastest train with a maximum speed of 180 km/h?
Answer: Vande Bharat Express/Train 18

27. Indian Railway announced that the entire rail network would be electrified by?
Answer: 2022

28. When was the Railway Budget separated from the general budget?
Answer: 1924
Explanation: Till 2016, the Railway Budget was presented every year, a few days before the Union budget. Modi Government on 21 September 2016 approved the merger of the Railway and General budgets for next year (2017), ending a 92 year old practice of a separate budget for the nation’s largest transporter.

29. When was the First Railway Budget presented? (British Raj)
Answer: 1925

30. When was the first Railway Budget for Independent India presented?
Answer: 1947

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31. When did Modi Government approve the merger of the Railway and General budgets ending a 92 year old practice?
Answer: 21 September 2016

32. Who is the longest-serving Railway Minister of India?
Answer: Jagjivan Ram

33. In which year did Indian Railways endure a 20-day strike, which damaged the nation’s economy?
Answer: 1974

34. Which is the longest Railway Tunnel in India?
Answer: Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel
Explanation: This Railway Tunnel is located in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas in Jammu and Kashmir which is 11 km long.

35. Who is India’s First Female Train Driver (Locopilot)?
Answer: Surekha Yadav (1988)

36. Who is known as the father of Indian Railways?
Lord Dalhousie
: Lord Dalhousie brought the railway system and postal stamps to India and is often considered the founder or maker of modern India.

37. Which Indian state has no Railway Station?
Answer: Sikkim
Explanation: The nearest Railway Station for Sikkim is Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal.

38. Which is the Oldest running train in the history of Indian Railways?
Answer: Kalka Mail (started in 1866)

39. Which Railway Station in India is the World’s longest Railway Platform?
Answer: Gorakhpur Railway Platform
Explanation: The Platform is located in the city of Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. Gorakhpur Railway Platform is 1366.33 meters (4482.7 ft) with a ramp and 1355.40 meters (4446.9 ft) without a ramp. Gorakhpur also serves as the headquarters of the North Eastern Railway.

40. The largest suburban railway network in India?
Answer: Kolkata Suburban Railway

Headquarters Of India Railway Zones

1Central RailwayChhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus [Maharashtra]
2East Central RailwayHajipur [Bihar]
3East Coast RailwayBhubaneswar [Odisha]
4Eastern RailwayFairley Place [Kolkata]
5Konkan RailwayCBD Belapur [Maharashtra]
6Metro Railway, KolkataMetro Rail Bhavan [Kolkata]
7North Central RailwayPrayagraj [Uttar Pradesh]
8North Eastern RailwayGorakhpur [Uttar Pradesh]
9North Western RailwayJaipur [Rajasthan]
10Northeast Frontier RailwayMaligaon [Guwahati]
11Northern RailwayNew Delhi Railway Station [Delhi]
12South Central RailwayRail Nilayam [Hyderabad]
13South Coast Railway
[Yet to be operational]
Visakhapatnam [Andhra Pradesh]
14South East Central RailwayBilaspur Junction [Chhattisgarh]
15South Eastern RailwayGarden Reach [West Bengal]
16South Western RailwayRail Soudha [Karnataka]
17Southern RailwayChennai [Tamil Nadu]
18West Central RailwayJabalpur [Madhya Pradesh]
19Western RailwayChurchgate [Maharashtra]

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41. Which is the Busiest Railway Station in India?
Answer: Howrah Junction Railway Station

42. Which is the busiest Metro Station in India?
Answer: Rajiv Chowk Metro Station

43. Which is the largest metro in India?
Answer: Delhi Metro (285 stations as of April 2020)

44. Which is the longest train Route in India?
Answer: Dibrugarh – Kanyakumari Vivek Express
Explanation: Kanyakumari Vivek Express runs for 82 hours 45 minutes (3 and half-day). It has about 56 scheduled stops and starts from northern Assam and goes all the way to the southern tip of India to Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu)

45. Which is India’s first AC Double Decker train?
Answer: Howrah – Dhanbad AC Double Decker Express

46. Which is India’s first Private Train?
Answer: Tejas Express

47. When was the first self-printing ticket machine (SPTM) introduced in New Delhi?
Answer: 1980

48. First Wi-Fi train in India?
Answer: Howrah – Delhi Rajadhani Express

49. First Wi-Fi Metro train in India?
Answer: Delhi Metro

50. First Railway Station in India to have a free high-speed Wi-Fi facility?
Answer: Mumbai Central station

Travel Classes Of Indian Railways

#ClassClass PrefixDescription
1Saloon~1) Indian Railways has started to operate saloon coaches to give hotel ambiance on trains.
2) These coaches operate on a charter basis i.e. booking is required.
3) These have a master bedroom, one normal bedroom, one kitchen, and window trailing.
4) Four to six extra beds are given to accommodate more people.
5) First of the coach was attached to Jammu Mail.
2AC First Tier (1A)H1) The most luxurious and expensive class of Indian Railways, with fares almost at par with airfares.
2) There are eight cabins (including two coupes) in a full AC first-tier coach and three cabins (including one coupe) in a half AC first-tier coach.
3) The coach has a dedicated attendant and bedding is included in the fare.
4) This air-conditioned coach, present only on popular routes, can carry 18 (full coach) or 10 passengers (half coach).
3AC Two Tier (2A)A1) These air-conditioned coaches have sleeping berths across eight bays (full coach).
2) Berths are usually arranged in two tiers in bays of six: four across the width of the coach and two lengthwise across the corridor, with curtains along the corridor.
3) Bedding is included in the fare.
4) A coach can carry 48 (full coach) or 20 passengers (half coach).
4AC Three Tier (3A)B1) Air-conditioned coaches with 64 sleeping berths.
2) Berths are similar to 2A, but with three tiers across the width and two lengthwise for eight bays eight.
3) They are slightly less well-appointed, usually with no reading lights or curtains.
4) Bedding is included in the fare.
5AC Three Economy (3E)G/M1) Air-conditioned coaches with 81 sleeping berths on the Garib Rath Express.
2) Berths are usually arranged as in 3A, but with three tiers across the width and three lengthwise.
3) Appointments are similar to 3A, but bedding is not included.
4) These coaches are also present in some Duronto Express trains.
6Sleeper Class (SL)S1) The sleeper class is the most common coach on IR, with ten or more SL coaches attached to a train rake.
2) They are sleeping coaches with three berths across the width and two lengthwise, without air-conditioning.
3) They carry 72 passengers per coach.
7Second Class (2S)D1) It is similar to CC but without air-conditioning.
2) Double-deck second seaters are used on the Flying Ranee.
3) These coaches have three doors on either side.
8General Class (II)UR/GN/GS1) The least-expensive accommodation, with a seat not guaranteed.
2) Tickets are valid on any train on a route if used within 24 hours of purchase.
9Vistadome ClassEV1) Indian Railways operates Vistadome glass roof coaches on some tourist routes.
2) These include Araku Valley, Konkan Railway, Kalka-Shimla Railway, Mangaluru-Hassan Line, Kashmir Valley, Kangra Valley, and Neral-Matheran Route.
3) These coaches’ fares are equivalent to AC Executive Chair Car.
4) IR also has plans to start Vistadome on Nilgiri Mountain Railway.
10Anubhuti Class (EA)K1) Air-conditioned top-end class of Shatabdi Express.
2) These coaches were introduced in January 2018.
3) The first train to get these coaches was the Chennai Central–Mysuru Shatabdi Express.
11Executive Chair Car (EC)E1) An air-conditioned coach with spacious seats and legroom.
2) With four seats in a row, it is used for intercity day travel and is available on the Tejas, Shatabdi Express, and Vande Bharat Express.
3) It is also known as First AC Chair Car.
12AC Chair Car (CC)C1) An air-conditioned coach with five seats in a row, used for intercity day travel.
2) Air-conditioned double-deck coaches are used on the Double Decker Express, Shatabdi Express, Vande Bharat Express, and Intercity services.
13AC Chair Car Economy (GC)J1) Similar to the AC Chair Car but have three rows of seats on either side of the aisle and three doors on either side of the coach.
2) Usually found in Yuva Express and Garib Rath Express.
14First Class (FC)F/FC1) Similar to 1A, but without air conditioning.
2) No bedding is available in this class.
3) The berths are not as wide and spacious as in 1A.
4) Heritage trains still have this class.
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51. When will the first Bullet Train in India be launched?
Answer: It will be launched in 2023 by the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL). The train will run from Mumbai to Ahmedabad, connecting various cities in between.

52. When was the first Railway Track laid for Passenger Trains?
Answer: 1847

53. Which is the largest Railway Junction in India?
Answer: ​​​​​​​Mathura junction (Uttar Pradesh)

54. Which station has a vast number of platforms?
Answer: Howrah Junction (23 Platforms)

55. What is the length of the railway track in India?
Answer:  About 126,366 km
Explanation: As of 31.03.2020 India has a route length of 67,956 Km and a running track of 99,235. Check the official website for current updates here.

56. Which is the first Railway Station in India?
Answer: ​​​​​​​Bori Bunder
Explanation: Bori Bunder is located in Mumbai, it was India’s first passenger train station that ran from Bori Bunder to Thane in 1853. It was built by the Great Indian Peninsular Railway and was rebuilt as Victoria Terminus later in 1888, presently known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Victoria Terminus

57. India’s Oldest Working Locomotive that is still in use?
Answer: Fairy Queen
Explanation: Fairy Queen is the world’s oldest working locomotive that is still in use and was manufactured in 1855.

58. Which is the most visited railway museum in India?
Answer: National Rail Museum at New Delhi

59. Which is the Most Expensive Luxury Train in India?
Answer: The Maharaja’s Express
Explanation: It covers around 12 destinations. Some of the places are the bathing Ghats of Varanasi, the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, the Khajuraho temples, Ranthambhore, etc.

60. Which is the Slowest Train in India?
Answer: Mettupalayam Ooty Nilgiri Passenger Train
Explanation: It is 16 times slower than the fastest-running train Gatimaan Express, running at a speed of 10 kph

Manufacturing Plants Of Indian Railways


1Chittaranjan Locomotive WorksChittaranjan
West Bengal
Manufactures Electric Locomotives
2Banaras Locomotive WorksVaranasi
Uttar Pradesh
Manufactures Electric Locomotives
3Diesel Locomotive FactoryMarhowrah
A Joint Venture of Indian Railways & General Electric manufactures high-capacity diesel locomotives, used especially for Freight Transportation
4Electric Locomotive FactoryMadhepura
A Joint Venture of Indian Railways & Alstom SA manufactures Electric Locomotives
5Diesel-Loco Modernisation WorksPatiala
Upgrades and overhauls locomotives. They also manufacture electric locomotives

Rolling Stock

1Integral Coach FactoryPerambur, Tamil Nadu
2Rail Coach FactoryKapurthala, Punjab
3Modern Coach FactoryRaebareli, Uttar Pradesh
4Marathwada Rail Coach FactoryLatur, Maharashtra

Wheel & Axle

1Rail Wheel FactoryBengaluru, Karnataka
2Rail Wheel PlantChhapra, Bihar

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61. Which is the longest Station Name in India?
Answer: Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta (Andra Pradesh)

62. Which is the shortest Station Name in India?
Answer: IB railway station (in Odisha)

63. Where is the Headquarters of the newly established railway zone ‘East Coast Railway’?
Answer: Bhubaneswar

64. Total Number of Railway Stations in India?
Answer: 7325 stations
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65. Which state has the shortest railway route?
Answer: Mizoram
Explanation: Mizoram has the shortest railway route of 2 km and a total track length of 6 km. The name of the railway station is the Bairabi railway station, which is connected to the Silchar railway station in Assam.

66. Which state has the longest train route?
Answer: Uttar Pradesh (9167 Km)

67. Which State has the highest number of stations identified for development under the Adarsh Station Scheme?
Answer: West Bengal (383 stations)

68. How many stations have been identified for development under the ‘Adarsh Station Scheme?
Answer: 1253 Stations

69. What is the assured money to be given to the nominee of the confirmed/RAC and wait-listed railway passenger whose death occurs in a railway accident as per the Optional Travel Insurance Scheme launched in 2016?
Answer: 10 Lakh

70. India’s longest Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel is located between?
Answer:  Quazigund and Banihal

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71. Where does the popular train ‘Deccan Queen’ runs?
Answer: Mumbai and Pune

72. Why are Fish plates used in railway tracks?
Answer: To join two rails in a track

73. When was the first Tejas Express inaugurated?
Answer: 24 May 2017
Explanation: This train runs between Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to Karmali Goa. There are 4 Tejas Express in 2020.

74. In which year was the Pamban bridge commissioned connecting India’s mainland to Rameswaram island?
Answer: 1914
Explanation: It was opened on 24 February 1914. Pamban Bridge is India’s first sea bridge and was the longest sea bridge in India until the opening of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in 2010.

75. Which zone administers the Matheran Hill Railway?
Answer: Central Railways

76. Which Railway Stations are designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites?
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, The Nilgiri Mountain Railway, and the Kalka–Shimla Railway are collectively designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites under the name “Mountain Railways of India”.

77. Which train is India’s first train operated by private operators?
Lucknow – New Delhi Tejas Express (4 October 2019)

78. In which city is the Indian Railway Institute of Financial Management (IRIFM) being set up?
Secunderabad (Telangana)

79. Where is the Indian Railway Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (IRIMEE) located?
Jamalpur, Bihar

80. How many zones do the Indian Railways have?
19 Zones

Rolling Stock

#NameManufacturerLinesTop/Operational Speed
1Vande Bharat
ICF1st Gen: 2
2nd Gen: 3
180/1301stGen: 2019
2nd Gen: 2022
Diesel Electric]

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81. Which Railway Zone Headquarters in India is situated at the highest elevation from the mean sea level?
South Western Railway

82. Which is the first Railway Station in India to run fully on solar power?
Guwahati railway station

83. Which railway station has been renamed as ‘Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Nagar’ railway station?

84. Which place is the National Rail and Transportation University (NRTI) located?
Vadodara, Gujarat.

85. Which Train is the fully Unreserved Superfast train?
Antyodaya Express

86. Present Railway Minister of 2020?
Piyush Goyal (on service from 4 September 2017)

87. When was India’s first compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered train Inaugurated? 
13 January 2015 (Rewari – Rohtak)

88. Who developed the UTS (Unreserved Ticketing System) mobile app?
Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS)

89. Which railway station is located at the highest altitude in India?
Ghum Railway Station of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway 

90. Indian Railway Track Gauge?
1,676 mm; 1,000 mm; 762 mm; 610 mm

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91. Which year did Suresh Prabhu present the last railway budget of India?

92. Which year was the building of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) constructed?
Explanation: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was designed by Frederick William Stevens and is one of the busiest railway stations in India

93. Who was the Governor-General of India when Railways were first introduced in India?
Lord Dalhousie (1848-1856)

94. Which is the longest railway bridge in India and where?
Vembanad Rail Bridge, Kerala (4.62 Km)

95. Which is the first international train in India?
Maitree Express (Kolkata to Dhaka)

96. How many Coaches does the normal length of a passenger train have?
Explanation: The passenger train is an average of 650 meters in length and has a coach length of around 25 meters.

97. Where is the Wheel and Axle Plant of the Indian Railways located?

98. Who designed the First Railway Timetable?
George Bradshaw

99. What rank does India hold in the world in terms of the length of the railroad network?

100. Where is the headquarters of the Indian railway?
New Delhi

Speed Records Of Indian Trains

1WP class1947Steam100 km/h
2WDM-41969Diesel120 km/h
3WDM-41971Diesel130 km/h
4WAM-2/31971Electric140 km/h
5WAM-4B1982Electric145 km/h
6WAP-11988Electric160 km/h
7WAP-41996Electric169 km/h
8 WAP-51997Electric184 km/h

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101. Which stations have all three gauges viz. broad, meter, and narrow?
Answer: Siliguri Junction

102. When was the First IPO (Initial Public Offering) of IRCTC launched?
Answer: It was open for subscriptions between 30 September and 4 October 2019. It was listed on the stock exchange on 14 October 2019 at ₹320
Explanation: The price band of IRCTC IPO was ₹315-320, it was subscribed 112 times.

103. Width of the 4 Gauges in India?

1) Broad Gauge: 1676 mm (5 feet 6 inches)- Most used
2) Standard Gauge: 1435 mm ( 4 feet 8 inches)- Metros and Trams
3) Meter Gauge: 1000 mm (3 ft 3 inch)- Nilgiri Mountain Railway
4) Narrow Gauge: 762 mm (2 feet 6 inches) and 610 mm (2 feet)- Toy Trains

104. What is the full form of IRFC?
Indian Railway Finance Corporation

105. When was the First IPO (Initial Public Offering) of IRFC launched?
It was open for subscriptions between 18th January and 20th January 2021. It was listed on the stock exchange on 29th January 2021 at ₹24.9. The price band of IRFC IPO was ₹25-26

106. Who is the present Railway Minister of India?
Ashwini Vaishnaw (Since 7 July 2021)

107. How many ministers are there from Ministers of State in the Ministry of Railways?
r: 2 Ministers

108. Name the two ministers who were elected as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.
1) Raosaheb Danve
2) Darshana Jardosh

109. Which is the fastest train In India in 2023?
Vande Bharat Express (top speed of 180 km/h)

Fastest Trains In India
1) The fastest operating train is the Gatimaan Express with a top operating speed of 160 km/h.

2) The WAP-5-hauled Gatimaan Express became the fastest commercially operated semi-high-speed train in India, in April 2016, with a maximum operational speed of 160 km/h.

3) The Bhopal Shatabdi Express (train number 12001/12002) is India’s second-fastest train between New Delhi and Agra, with an average speed of 90 km/h and a top speed of 150 km/h.

110. When was the CONCERT system of computerized reservations deployed in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai?
September 1996

111. When was the coupon validating machine (CVM) introduced at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus?

112. Who manufactures the Indian Railways rolling stock (bogies)?
ICF, MCF, and RCF.

1) ICF: Integral Coach Factory (Chennai, Tamil Nadu)
2) MCF: Modern Coach Factory (Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh)
3) RCF: Rail Coach Factory (Kapurthala, Punjab)

Full Forms Related To Indian Railways

No.AcronymFull Form
1CVMCoupon Validating Machines
2DEMUDiesel Electrical Multiple Unit
3DRMDivisional Railway Managers
4EMUElectric Multiple Unit
5ICFIntegral Coach Factory
6IRIndian Railways
7IRASIndian Railway Accounts Service
8IRCTCIndian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation
9IRMSIndian Railway Medical Service
10IRPFSIndian Railway Protection Force Service
11IRPSIndian Railway Personnel Service
12IRSEIndian Railway Service (Civil) Engineers
13IRSEEIndian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
14IRSMEIndian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
15IRSSIndian Railway Stores Service
16IRSSEIndian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
17IRTSIndian Railway Traffic Service
18LHBLinke Hofmann Busch
19MEMUMainline Electrical Multiple Unit
20NFRNortheast Frontier Railways
21RRCRailway Recruitment Cells
22SPTMSelf-Printing Ticket Machine
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