Film KGF (Kolar Gold Fields) is released world wide. It also have good ratting on IMDB. Here we will not disscuss about the movie, but some mind blowing facts of Kolar Gold Fields.
Helped India in getting loan from World Bank
After getting Independence India badly needed loan to develop its infrastructure, but world bank refused to give loan without any security. Nehru pledged KGF to world bank.
British called Kolar as “Little England” because of its temperate weather and a landscape similar to Britain. It also had a sizable Anglo-Indian population who worked in the various mines.
Aisa’s second city in electrification
After Tokyo, Kolar was the second city in whole Asia region which get electrification in 1902 even to the street lights. Kolar get electricity from Shivanasamudra Hydro Electric project in Mandya district, Karnataka.
Longest Train in World
Longest passenger train in the world is “Swarna Express” going from KGF to Bangalore.
Identification of Silica Dust
Silicosis, a form of pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of crystalline silica dust, was first identified in KGF.
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