Indian Railway Classification
Beginning in the 1920s and for statistical purposes, the Government of India classified Indian railway systems according to three classes:-
- Class I
- Railways with gross annual earnings of over Rs 50 lakhs (Rs 50,00,000).1
- Class II
- Railways with gross annual earnings of between Rs 10 and 50 lakhs.
- Class III
- Railways with gross annual earnings of under Rs 10 lakhs.
No further reclassification was carried out after 1942 but the rankings remained in use until the mid-1950s.
1 Lakh in the Indian numbering system equates to one hundred thousand and is written as 1,00,000. 50 lakh (50,00,000) is the same as 5 million.