Postal Stamp Image : KOKAN RAILWAY 1787 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 01/05/1998
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 8.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1787
Postal Stamp Name : KOKAN RAILWAY
Stamp Information : It was in 1882 that the first plans were made to link the picturesque western coast of India with a railway line. But the formidable Sahyadri mountains, the innumerable creeks and revers proved too great a challenge at that time. The Railway System had begun just a few decades earlier. The first railway line on the Indian sub-continet, from Bori Bunder to Thane-a distance of 21 miles had been opened to traffic on April 16, 1853. Since then, it had grown to a total of 62,915 route kilometers. However on the western coastline of the country, there was a crucial missing link. In 1984 more than century after the first tentative survey, fresh plans are drawn up for a railway along this route. The survey was conduct over four years, upto 1988 and the Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. (A Government of India Undertaking) was set up with Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Kerla in 1990 under the Build Operate and Transfer(BOT) principle.
Philatelic Stamp Description : Stamp & FDC design by J.P. Irani. Cancellation By Alka Sharma.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.50 X 7.00 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.50 X 7 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 12
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive Gravure coated stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 0.7 million
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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