Who Was Called as 'Father of Indian Railways'?

By Esha Dhawan|Updated : July 11th, 2022

The Indian Railways have a long history and are an integral part of our country. The first train to ever run in India was a goods train from Red Hills to the Chintadripet bridge in Madras in the year 1837. Lord Dalhousie is credited as the father of Indian Railways. The aim of introducing the railways in India by the British was to earn maximum profit. As a result, the Indian railways led to the development of Britain instead of India.


Lord Dalhousie is referred to as the father of Indian Railways

Lord Dalhousie is responsible for enacting many laws and bringing multiple reforms in India. He convinced the British government in India to introduce railways through his famous Railway minute of 1853.


Who Was Called as 'Father of Indian Railways'?

Lord Dalhousie was the Governor-General of India between the period of 1848 to 1856. He convinced the British to introduce a Railway network in India and is thus called the father of Indian Railways.


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