Q. Consider the following statements regarding railways in British India:
1.The railway line from Bombay to Thane was opened in 1853.
2.The first railway line in south India ran from Madras to Pondicherry in 1856.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation: The railway line from Bombay to Thane was opened in 1853; from Howrah to Raniganj in 1854-55.

The first railway line in south India ran from Madras to Arakonam in 1856. Royapuram was one of the railway stations inaugurated in that year.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT