150 Glorious Years "Railways" UNC Set
150 Glorious Years "Railways" UNC Coins of 2 Rupees Copper Nickel with 100 Rupees Silver Coin in Gem Unc grade with blister packing.
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Indian Railways is the central government-owned railway company of India, which owns and operates most of the country's rail transport. It is overseen by the Ministry of Railways of the Government of India.
Indian Railways has more than 64,215 kilometers of track and 7,083 stations. It has the world's fourth largest railway network after those of the United States, Russia and China. The railways traverse the length and breadth of the country and carry over 30 million passengers and 2.8 million tons of freight daily. It is one of the world's largest commercial or utility employers, with more than 1.6 million employees. As to rolling stock, IR owns over 230,000 (freight) wagons, 60,000 coaches and 9,000 locomotives. Railways were first introduced to India in 1853 by the then British companies. By 1947, the year of India's independence, there were forty-two rail systems. In 1951 the systems were nationalized as one unit, becoming one of the largest networks in the world. IR operates both long distance and suburban rail systems on a multi-gauge network of broad, metre and narrow gauges. It also owns locomotive and coach production facilities.
The commemorative signifies Bholu, an elephant as the Guard showing the Lantern that was traditionally used as the signalling system untill the advent of electricity.