The successor to the GIP Railway, the Central Railway, will celebrate its 71st year on November 5, 2021, after 70 years of glorious years. Anil Kumar Lahoti, General Manager of the Central Railway, sent a message on the day of the founding of the Central Railway, giving warm greetings to railway travellers, users and railway staff.
On Saturday, April 16, 1853, the first trains in Asia (and India) ran between Mumbai and Thane. Over the years, the Great Indian Peninsula Railroad has expanded. The merger of India’s Midland Railway Company and GIP Railway Company in 1900 expanded the border from Delhi in the north, Kanpur and Allahabad in the northeast, and Nagpur in the east to Raichur in the southeast. Therefore, it was protected by connecting Bombay to almost every region of India. The G.I.P. route-kilometer railroad was 1,600. (2575 km).
On November 5, 1951, the Central Railroad was formed by integrating the railroads of Nizam, Scindia, and Dolpur. Currently, the Central Railway has five divisions. NS. Mumbai, Bhusawal, Nagpur, Solapur, Pune. The central railway network spans more than 4,151 kilometers in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, with a total of 471 stations.
The Central Railroad has made many of the first in the last 70 years. Some notable achievements among them are the first Shatabdi Express, the first Jan Shatabdi Express, the first Tejas Express, and Kisan rail, to name a few.
The Central Railway is at the forefront of continuous development. The original cargo, which was 16.58 million tons at the time of its establishment, increased to 62.02 million tons in 2020-21. Suburban traffic also increased from 519 in 1951 to 1814 in 2021.
Transportation in the suburbs of Mumbai is the lifeline of Mumbai. The Central Railway has steadily expanded its Suburban network and currently has four corridors. Suburban traffic, which started with three coaches, gradually increased to several services with nine coaches, twelve coaches, and fifteen coaches.
AC Suburban services have also been introduced to make travel more convenient for the passengers. In addition, infrastructure works such as new railway construction, duplication, line 3 in many places, electrification, bridge construction, and new railway stations are being carried out rapidly.
The central railroad is also facing many adversities and is becoming more powerful. Be it heavy rains or terrorist attack on November 26, or the big challenge of COVID 19, the dedicated staff has worked hard to tackle these challenges and master them. General Manager Anil Kumar Lahoti said the Central Railway is committed to providing safe and timely service to passengers and customers in future as well.