Indian Railways has divided its whole network into
sixteen zones for administration. Check out major Railway zones of
Indian Railways has sprawled a huge network of rail
tracks throughout the country. Whether it is a remote village or
developed metropolitans, Indian Railway serve the rail users in each and
every part of the country. This widespread network is classified into
sixteen zones for administrative purposes. Each and every zonal railway
further comprises several divisions. Calcutta Metro is exclusively
operated by Indian Railways, yet it doesn't form the part of any zone.
Konkan Railway is the recent addition to the listed railway zones of
India that is controlled by the Railway Ministry and the Railway Board.
The list embracing the names of seventeen railway zones, abbreviations,
headquarters and date of establishment is given here.
The major railway zones that have been covered here
are as follows:
Central Indian Railway
The Central Railway (CR) is perhaps the oldest railway zone of Indian Railways. This is one amongst the largest of the sixteen zones
bifurcated by Indian Railways.
Eastern Indian Railway
The Eastern Railway is one of the major zones of Indian Railways.
Fairley Place in Kolkata being its headquarters, the Eastern zone is
segregated into four divisions including Howrah, Malda, Sealdah, and
Asansol for better administration.
Northern Indian Railway
The Northern Railway (NR) is one amongst the nine older zones of Indian Railways. Delhi, the capital city of India, serves as the headquarters
of Northern Railway.
Southern Indian Railway
Southern Railway (SR) is credited to be the first railway zone that
sought establishment in liberated India. On April 14th 1951, Southern
Railway was established by combining three state railways including
Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway, South Indian Railway and Mysore
Western Indian Railway
The Western Railway (WR) is one amongst the most hustling rail networks
in India. Along with headquarters of Central Railway, Mumbai enjoys the
authority over this railway network too, being the headquarters sited at