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These photos of India's overcrowded railways will make you grateful for your commute

India's current population is 1.2 billion.

These photos of India's overcrowded railways will make you grateful for your commute
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Indian Railways is one of the world's largest employers, with 1.4 million on staff.

Indian Railways is one of the world

Source: MSN

11,000 trains are operated every day in India.

11,000 trains are operated every day in India.

71,000 miles of tracks make up Indian Railways.

71,000 miles of tracks make up Indian Railways.

The fastest train in India, the New Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi, runs at 93 mph.

The fastest train in India, the New Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi, runs at 93 mph.

The slowest train, the the Metupalayam Ooty Nilgiri, runs as slow as 6 mph. At that speed, you could jump off and back on if you drop something.

The slowest train, the the Metupalayam Ooty Nilgiri, runs as slow as 6 mph. At that speed, you could jump off and back on if you drop something.

Safety regulations require four emergency exit windows in each train car.

Safety regulations require four emergency exit windows in each train car.

The Guwahati Thiruvananthapuram Express holds the record for the most-often delayed train. Delay times can be up to 12 hours.

The Guwahati Thiruvananthapuram Express holds the record for the most-often delayed train. Delay times can be up to 12 hours.

The New Delhi Railway Station holds the Guinness Book of Records for the largest Route Relay Interlocking System.

The New Delhi Railway Station holds the Guinness Book of Records for the largest Route Relay Interlocking System.

The Trivandrum-H. Nizamuddin Rajdhani train takes the country's longest non-stop route. It travels six and a half hours between Vadodara and Kota.

The Trivandrum-H. Nizamuddin Rajdhani train takes the country

The train route with the most stops is the Howrah-Amritsar Express, which stops 115 times.

The train route with the most stops is the Howrah-Amritsar Express, which stops 115 times.

Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta is the station with the longest name.

Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta is the station with the longest name.

Ib, on the hand, located near Jharsuguda in Odisha, has the shortest name.

Ib, on the hand, located near Jharsuguda in Odisha, has the shortest name.
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