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The first Indian Railways passenger train operated by the Great Indian Peninsula Railway was flagged from Bori Bunder Bombay to Thane covering a distance of 34 kilometers on April 16th, 1853.

Indian railway has been serving the country since 1853 without taking breaking, providing the utmost service to people. 168 years later Indian railway has emerged as one of the largest employers for the people with over 14 lakhs employees it has earned the place of the eighth biggest employer of the world.

The first Indian Railways passenger train operated by the Great Indian Peninsula Railway was flagged from Bori Bunder Bombay to Thane covering a distance of 34 kilometers on April 16th, 1853. The 14-carriage train started from now Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal hauling by three steam locomotive- Sindh, Sahib, and Sultan with 400 passengers on boards.

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