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Stamp Issue Date : 16/04/2002
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 15.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 2064
Postal Stamp Name : 150 YEARS OF RAILWAYS IN INDIA
Stamp Information : Railway have been a great integrating force in India for more than a century, particularly so after the attaining of independence in 1947. It has bound the economic life of the country and helped in accelerating the development of industry and leped in accelerating the development of industry and agriculture. It has brought together people from the farthest corners of the country and made possible the conduc of business, education, pilgrimage and tourism. The history of Railway in India began on 16th April 1853, when the first train steamed off from Boribunder to Thane, covering a distance of 34 Kilometers. From such a modest beginning, the Indian Railways have grown into a large network of about 7,000 stations spread over a route length of nearly 63,000 Kms. Today it is one of the largest organisations in the world, employing the work force of 16 lakhs. It provides the principal mode of transport for freight and passengers in India.
Philatelic Stamp Description : Text based on India 2001 and material furnished by the sponsors. Stamp, FDC and Cancellation designed by Sankha Samanta.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Type : COMMEMORATIVE
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 5.25 X 2.62 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 5.25 X 2.62 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 27
Stamp Perforations : 13.5x13.5
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
Postage Stamp Paper : Matt Chromo
Indian Stamp Process : Photo Offset
Number of stamps printed : 3.0 million
Stamp Printed At : Calcutta Security Printers Ltd
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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