Pradeep Pattanayak

Indian Railways is the 4th largest network in the world, only next to USA, China and Russia. It is regarded as the lifeline of about 25 million people who are using it on a regular basis. 

For easy identification, the Indian Railways names its stations that are scattered across the nation.

Meanwhile, do you know there is a station in Odisha that has the smallest name in India?

In Odisha, there are over 300 railway stations in Odisha and the important stations are Bhubaneswar, Puri, Khurda Road Junction, Jharsuguda Junction and Bhadrak among others.

There is a station in Jharsuguda district that has the smallest name containing two letters only. This station is ‘Ib Railway Station’.

This station is named after the nearby ‘Ib” river. 

IB Railway StationIB Railway Station

There is also another station that shares the distinction with the ‘Ib Railway Station.’ This railway station is ‘Od Railway Station’ which is in Gujarat and is on the Anand-Godhra section of Western Railway zone. 

On the other hand, ‘Venkatanarasimharajuveripeta’ railway station located in Andhra Pradesh is known to have the longest railway station name. It contains 28 letters.