The steam engine of the primary passenger prepare that plied between Mumbai and Thane in 1853 will likely be put in at Thane railway station premises, an official mentioned right this moment.
Speaking to reporters, Thane MLA Sanjay Kelkar mentioned it was apt to put in the engine at Thane, the place historical past was created a number of years in the past.
Similarly, all historic monuments within the metropolis and district can be preserved within the coming days, Mr Kelkar mentioned.
The first prepare within the nation carried round 400 passengers and the journey itself then took one hour and quarter-hour, he mentioned.
The first passenger prepare in India ran from Mumbai (Bori Bunder) to Thane on April 16, 1853 and coated a distance of 34 km.