The Indian Railways on Thursday turned 167-years-old. On this day, 167 years ago, it started the first Mumbai to Thane passenger train in the country. But, since, Railway has canceled all passenger services from March 25 till May 3 due to the coronavirus outbreak, this is for the first time, it did not carried any passengers on it’s on this birthday.
A railway spokesperson told PTI that,’Never ever in its lifetime till today, there has been such a long discontinuation of services. Not during the World Wars, not during the 1974 railway strike, or any other national calamity or natural disaster,’