Mumbai is known for its local trains, which allow residents to travel from one part of the city to another. On the other hand, in Delhi we have the metro, which makes it easy to get around.
But did you know that Delhi also has a local train? Yes, you read it right. Recently, a Twitter user spread the news on social media, and everyone was baffled. Take a look at his tweet that is now going viral.
Woman discovers local train in Delhi-NCR
For a second I thought I was back in Mumbai pic.twitter.com/rAYw9HghYp
— Tanvi (@Tkmiokay) May 26, 2023
It started when Twitter user ‘Tanvi’ posted a picture of the train and wrote: “For a second I thought I was back in Mumbai.”
Many people speculated and asked if this was really a local train line. To this, Tanvi responded by saying, “It’s NR – Northern Railway, I guess it goes to Faridabad and nearby NCR regions.” One Twitter user retweeted the image, saying: “Haan delhi mei bhi hai local trains if you guys didn’t know.”
The image is essentially that of the Delhi Suburban Railway.
For those unfamiliar, the Northern Railway operates a suburban rail service for the National Capital Region (NCR). It includes Delhi, as well as the neighboring districts of Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and Sonipat. It also includes other parts of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
The tweet has left Delhi residents stumped.
The tweet stumped many Delhi residents who have no idea of the existence of the local train.
One woman wrote, “the people of mumbai when they realize that other cities like hyderabad, delhi, kolkata etc. have local trains.”
people from mumbai when they realize that other cities like hyderabad, delhi, kolkata etc. they have local trains https://t.co/LHpuXHfTLr pic.twitter.com/GXWnksMZBy
— َ (@queef1ng) May 28, 2023
“Damn it’s literally Mumbai Local, just W replaced by N,” wrote one man.
Damn it’s literally Mumbai Local just W replaced by N https://t.co/q3gblt8d4N
– ‘ (@jeenelagahun) May 27, 2023
One man wrote: “Haan delhi mei bhi local trains hai if you didn’t know.”
Haan delhi mei bhi local trains hai if you guys didn’t know https://t.co/g9tUubaOpw
—Shan (@ghoomarjhoomar) May 26, 2023
If you didn’t already know, the history of local trains in Delhi dates back to the late 19th century. The establishment of the Delhi Junction railway station in 1864 marked the introduction of rail services in the city.
Over time, the demand for a local rail network grew as the population increased and commuting within the city became more challenging. The first local train service in Delhi, known as the Delhi Ring Railway, opened in 1975.
It was primarily designed as a circular rail route, connecting various parts of the city. The Delhi Ring Railway was initially operated by diesel locomotives and had 21 stations.
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