Indian Railways ranks fourth in the world with around 114,500-kilometre track and about 7,500 stations. It is the only rail network in the world which is driven by the single body, the Ministry of Railways. In this article, we’ll have a look at some of the biggest railway stations in India.
1. Howrah Junction Railway Station
Howrah Junction is the oldest and largest railway station in India. Along with this, it is one of the busiest Railway stations in India. At least 1 million people travel from this station every day.
Number of Platforms: 23 Number of tracks: 25
2. Sealdah Railway Station
1.8 million people cross Sealdah Railway station per day. This station was opened around 158 years ago!
Number of Platforms: 21 Number of tracks: 27
3. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus or CST is a historical station and is remarked as UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also known as Victoria Terminus. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus serves as a terminal was the suburban railways in Mumbai as well.
Number of Platforms: 18 Number of tracks: Multiple
4. New Delhi Railway Station
This is among the busiest railway stations in India in terms of frequency of trains and terms of passenger movement. In addition to this, it is also the highest-earning railway station. Nearly, around 400 trains pass through its tracks per day.
Number of Platforms: 16 Number of tracks: 18
5. Chennai Central Railway Station
It is the main railway station in the city of Chennai. The station connects with the northern part of India including Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai. Around 550,000 people use the station every day, making it one of the busiest railway stations in India.
Number of Platforms: 17 (12 long distance, 5 Suburbans) Number of tracks: 30
So it is truly said that Indian Railways are the lifeline of the nation and are an essential part of every human. These were some of the biggest Indian railway stations. If you haven't paid a visit to them, what are you waiting for?