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RAILWAY ZONES IN INDIA

Railway Zones in india

Here, You can know how many railway zones are in India? and what are those? Which is the largest or the smallest? If there are states without railway lines? Which station has the longest name? So, here you can get all your answers!

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There are 18 RAILWAY ZONES IN INDIA.

  • Central railway
  • East central railway
  • Eastern railway
  • East coast railway
  • North Central railway
  • Northeastern railway
  •  Northern railway
  • North Frontier railway
  • North-Western railway
  • Southern railway
  • South-Eastern railway
  • Southeast central railway
  • Southwestern railway
  • West Central railway
  • Western railway
  • Kolkata metro
  • Southern coast  railway

Indian railroads were divided into 18 zones after the southern coast railway joined the list on 27 July 2019. Every zona has its divisions and divisional headquarters.

DIVISIONS:- 

There are 68 divisions in the railway zones in India. Each division of railways headed by DRM and GM. The DRM is assisted by ADRM (additional divisional railway manager).  And DRM (divisional railway manager) has to manage all types of departments and control rooms in their divisions.

CONTROL ROOM:-  

Every division has its separate control rooms. The control room works for all trains management and monitoring.

There are types of control room like engineering control and mechanical control etc. These control rooms coordinate with the operating room and the control room managed by DRM of their divisions.

Here is the list of railway zones and their divisions listed below.

 

Sl no name of the railway zone headquarters divisions
1 central railway Mumbai  Mumbai

Pune 

Nagpur

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2 eastern railway  Kolkata Howrah

Malda

Kolkata metro

Asansol

 

 

 

3 east coast railway Bhubaneswar Khordha road

Waltair

Bhubaneswar

4 east central railway Hajipur Danapur

Mugalsarai

Dhanbad

Sonpur

Samastipur

 

5 northern railway Baroda House Delhi

Ambala

Moradabad

Lucknow

Firozpur

6 northeastern railway Gorakhpur ijjat agar
LucknowVaranasiDLW
7 north Western railway Jaipur jodhpur

Jaipur

Bikaner

Ajmer

8 north frontier railway Guwahati katihar
Lumding Alipurduar Rangiya Tinsukia
9 north central railway Allahabad Allahabad

Jhansi

Agra

10 southeastern railway Kolkata Kharagpur

Chakradharpur

Ranchi

Summer

11 southeast central railway Bilaspur Bilaspur

Raipur

Nagpur

12 southern railway Chennai Chennai

Madurai

Palghat

Trichy

Trivandrum

13 South Central railway Secunderabad Secunderabad

Hyderabad

Guntakal

Vijaywada

14 south Western railway Hubli Bangalore

Mysore

Hubli

15 west central railway Jabalpur Jabalpur

Bhopal

Kota

16 western railway Churchgate vadodara

Ahemdabad

Ratlam

Rajkot

Bhavnagar

17

 

 

18

Kolkata metro

 

South coast railway

 

Kolkata

 

 

Visakhapatnam

no division

 

 

Vijayawada, Guntur

Guntakal

Waltair

 

1. Central railway –

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Central railway has a record of operating the first passenger railway line in India. Which opened from Mumbai to Thane on  16 April 1853. Its headquarter is situated in Mumbai.

2. Eastern railway –

Eastern railways headquarter is in Kolkata. It established on 14 April 1952. It has a length of 1751.32 miles. It located in West Bengal and Jharkhand.

3. East coast railway –

Railway Zones in india

It is situated in Odisha,  Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh.  It’s operated in April 2003. Its headquarter is in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

4. East-central railway –

This railway zone is located in Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. This railway zone founded on 8   September 1996.

5. Northcentral railway –

It has a total length of 3,062km. The largest railway station in the north-central railway is Kanpur central.

6. Northern railway –

Northern railway zone established in 1952. In term, of length, it remains the largest railway zone in India. 

7. North frontier railway –

Its headquarters is in maligaon, Guwahati. The date of its operation is 1958

8. Northeastern railway –

NER is one of the 18  railway zones in India. Its headquarters is in Gorakhpur.

9. Northwestern railway –

It came into effect in October 2002.

It is headquartered in Jaipur the cleanest railway station.

10. South Central railway –

It started on 1966 Oct 20. Uta headquarter is in  Secunderabad.

11. Southern railway –

Railway Zones in india

Southern railway headquarter is  Situated in Chennai.

12. Southeast central railway –

Bisalpur junction is the headquarter of SCR. It has 3 division like Raipur, Nagpur and Bilaspur.

13. Southeastern railway –

It was established in 1955. Predecessor in eastern railway zone.

14. Southwestern railway –

Hubli is the headquarter of SWR. It was established in 2003. It has a total length of 3566km.

15. Western railway –

Railway Zones in india

It was established on 5 Nov 1991. Its headquarters is in Churchgate.

16. West central –

Railway Zones in india

It’s come into power on 1 April 2003. The west-central railway zone has a total length of 2911 km.

17. Kolkata metro –

Kolkata metros dream plan came to local in 1990. Work for Kolkata metro started in 1970. The project complete and came to power in 1984.  Its west corridor made in 2020.

18. South coast railway –

Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam is the headquarter of the south coast railway. It is the 18th railway zone in India.

Which is the largest railway zone in India?

The northern railway is the largest railway zone in India. It was established in  1952. In terms of the kilometre, it covers  6870 km in India. Northern railway zones headquarter is at Baroda House, Delhi.

Which is the smallest railway zone in India?

Central Railway is the smallest Railway zone in India.  it has a total route of  3905km.  Mumbai is the headquarter of the central railway zone.

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  Which is the 18th zone of India?

South coast railway is the 18th railway zone in India.  Visakhapatnam is the headquarter of this railway zone. Recently in 2019, this new zone added to the Indian railway zone. Before it, India had 17 railway zones including the Kolkata metro.

Which is the cleanest railway zone in India?

Railway Zones in india

North-Western railway topped the list of the cleanest railway zones in India.   northwestern railways, Jaipur station is recorded as the cleanest railway station of India.

Which is the fastest train in India?

At the attending speed of 168kmph GATIMAAN express is the fastest train in India.

How can I check train status?

If you want to check train status then, Where is my Train offers the fastest way to check the live train status. You can get all details about trains like platform numbers, arriving,  time of departure. Upcoming stations, current stations, and many more.

These are some informative details about the railway zones in India.

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