April 16, 1853: First railway line opened in India

On  April in 1853, the Great Indian Peninsula Railway operated the first passenger train in India from Bori Bunder to Thane with 14 carriages and 400 passengers.

The train had three named locomotives, viz., Sindh, Sultan and Sahib. It embarked on an hour-and-fifteen-minute journey and terminated at Thane. The journey covered a distance of 39 km, formally heralding the birth of the Indian Railways.

The Bori Bunder station was later renamed as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT).

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