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INDIAN RAILWAY . . . . . . THE GOELDEN ERA The first railway on the Indian sub- continent ran over a stretch of 21 miles from Bombay to thane. The ides of a railway to connect Bombay with thane, kalian and with the thal and bhore Ghats inclines first occurred to MR.GEORGE CLARK, THE CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE BOMBAY GOVERNEMENT, during a visit to bhandup in 1843. The formal inauguration ceremony was performed on 16th April 1853, when 14 railway carriages carrying about 400 guests left bori bunder at 3.30 pm “amidst the applause of a vast multitude and to the salute of 21 guns.” The first passenger train steamed out of Howrah station destined for Hooghly a distance of 24 miles, on 15th august, thus the first section of the East Indian railway was opened to public traffic, inaugurating the beginning of the railway transport on the eastern side of the sub-continent. In south the first line was opened on 1st July, 1856 by the Madras railway ran between veyasrspandy and walaj