Indian Railways is considered as the lifeline of Indian transport. Every day millions of people travel via Indian Railway either for their work, study, or vacation. The Indian Railways holds the record of the largest rail network. The busyness of Indian railways can be calculated from the fact that if someone wants to book a ticket a month before the journey. He might not be able to get tickets. Although many trains run every day and the number is kept on increasing. But still to get a reserved ticket on many trains is a hectic task.
Had u ever noticed that what is written on the last coach of Indian Railways?
Although many of us used the railway to travel from one destination to another at least once in a lifetime. But still, there are many hidden facts about Railway that we are unaware of. Moreover, we are unable to identify those hidden facts as well. Many of us have seen that the last coach of the train has a large letter X or LV written on it. Although when the train reaches the platform we are busy getting a seat or to go inside the train. So, next time when you visit a railway station, have a look at the last coach.
Know why X or LV are written behind the last coach of the Train
However, many of us had noticed this thing. But do we know what is the logic behind it? Would you believe that it’s for the safety of passengers?
Maybe you won’t believe it is the first instant, but it’s true. This is a sign to make the authority of the railway station aware of the fact that the train passing or reaching the station is fit and complete. In case if the authority won’t find the coach with the letter, they immediately inform the previous station about that. It is done to make sure that all the coaches of the train are intact. Neither of them is separated by any mishappening during the journey. If it so the railway can find the coach at once. Also, the last coach is fitted with a big LED bulb. So, if any case visibility is very less during nights or foggy days, the station officials can locate the last coach easily.
Founder, Upgrading India