Railways Wishes You A Happy Independence Day!

The Indian Railways is up for a pleasant surprise. 🙂

Who would have thought that our very own railways would find a unique way of wishing everyone a very “Happy Independence Day”. And how?

The national flag will be displayed on all locomotives of the Indian Railways. From engines to coaches, all will proudly boast their love for the country.  

In a written communication to the 16 Zonal Railways, the Railway Board directed to display national flag on all the diesel locomotives as per the specified dimensions. It has also asked the railways to ensure that the flags are kept properly.

According to Anil Saxena, “Indian Railways is the lifeline of the nation. It is the engine of growth for the Indian economy. That is why we decided that on the occasion of August 15, we should make sure that all locomotives of the Indian Railways should have the national flag on them.” “A mini-India travels in each train of the Railways, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari,” he added. Asked about how many engines will have the flag, he said, “There are over 10,000 engines and this activity of putting the flag on them will continue over a fortnight.” All zones of the railways are participating in this amazing activity.

The South East Central Railways and Northern Railway have already displayed the national flag on their locomotives. As per Himanshu Jain, CPRO of South East Central Railway, “We have a total of 70 locomotives, 30 electric and 40 diesel, and until August 15, the tricolour would be put on each one of them”. “All our locos and soon coaches will have our national flag. We are proud Indians.JAI HIND.!Indian Rail,Natl Asset,” tweeted Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.

Jai Hind From Us too! 🙂