On 16 April 1853 at 3:35 pm, the first passenger train of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway left Boree Bunder station in Mumbai for Thane. The train took fifty-seven minutes to reach Thane. It covered a distance of 21 miles (33.8 km). Three locomotives named Sultan, Sindh and Sahib pulled the 14 carriages carrying 400 passengers on board.

The first train on the Indian sub-continent ran from Bori Bunder in Mumbai to Thane at 3.30 pm on April 16, 1853. The 14-carriage train carried 400 guests and covered a distance of 34 km. The inaugural journey received a salute of 21 guns. Today, Indian Railways runs around 11,000 trains daily, of which 7,000 are passenger trains.


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