Tropical Deciduous Forest |  Sectors of Indian Economy |  How Legislative Council is Formed |  Insectivorous Plants |  Causes of Revolt of 1857 in Points |  Ordinance Making Power of President and Governors |  Mangroves Cover in India |  Coral Reefs in India |  Seasons and Climate in India |  Constitutional and Statutory Bodies in India |  Rock Edicts of Ashoka |  Types of Motions in Parliamentary Procedure |  Types of Majorities in Parliament |  Pressure Groups in World and India |  Order of Precedence |  Types of Rocks |  Treaties in Indian History |  Types of Rocks |  Features of Indian Economy |  Geographical Indications |  Ancient History Terminology and Meanings |  Schedules of the Constitution |  Nuclear Power Plants in India List  |  Types of Clouds for SSC CGL | Nuclear Power Plants in India ListTypes of Ocean CurrentsStructure: Layers of EarthAPPSC Group 1 Answer KeySSC JE 2017 QUESTION PAPEROne Word Substitution for SSC and Bank ExamsMPSC Answer Key 2017 2017Layers of AtmosphereMPSC Answer Key 2017 2017BPSC Solved Question Paper 2017MPPSC Solved Question Paper 2017GST Bill IndiaDelhi SultanateLaw Commission of IndiaOscar Awards Winner 2017 ListDiseases in CropsCommon Drugs and UsesDifferent Types of Deserts in WorldUPSC Civil Services Exam-2016 Answer KeyUPSC CAPF Exam-2016 Answer Key | UPPSC UPPER Subordinate Exam-2016 Answer Key | Regulatory BodiesNational Parks in India | International Airports in India  | United Nation International Years National Highways | National Birds of Countries | Sessions of Congress  | Facts About Kerala

List of Zones and Divisions of Indian Railways

Railway Zones and Their Headquarters

Zones and divisions of Indian Railways
» Indian Railways (reporting mark IR) is a state-owned railway company, responsible for rail transport in India. It is owned and operated by the Government of India through the Ministry of Railways. It is fourth largest railway network in the world.
» Railways first introduced to India in 1853 from Bombay to Thane. In 1951 the systems were nationalised as one unit, the Indian Railways, becoming one of the largest networks in the world.
» The Indian Railways is divided into zones, which are further sub-divided into divisions, each having a divisional headquarters. There are a total of 73 divisions.

List of zones and its divisions of Indian Railways

The 17 zones and the 69 divisions are listed below:

Railway Zone
Code
Zone Headquarters
Railway Divisions
Central Railway
CR
Mumbai
MumbaiBhusawalPuneSolapurNagpur

Eastern Railway
ER
Kolkata
HowrahSealdahAsansolMalda

East Central Railway
ECR
Hajipur
DanapurDhanbadMughalsaraiSamastipurSonpur

East Coast Railway
ECoR
Bhubaneswar
Khurda RoadSambalpurWaltair

Konkan Railways
KR
Navi Mumbai

Northern Railway
NR
Delhi
DelhiAmbalaFirozpurLucknow NRMoradabad

North Central Railway
NCR
Allahabad
AllahabadAgraJhansi

North Eastern Railway
NER
Gorakhpur
IzzatnagarLucknow NERVaranasi

North Western Railway
NWR
Jaipur
JaipurAjmerBikanerJodhpur

Northeast Frontier Railway
NFR
Guwahati
AlipurduarKatiharRangiyaLumdingTinsukia

Southern Railway
SR
Chennai
ChennaiTiruchirappalliMaduraiPalakkadSalemThiruvananthapuram

South Central Railway
SCR
Secunderabad
SecunderabadHyderabadVijayawadaGuntakalGunturNanded

South East Central Railway
SECR
Bilaspur
BilaspurRaipurNagpur SEC

South Eastern Railway
SER
Kolkata
AdraChakradharpurKharagpurRanchi

South Western Railway
SWR
Hubballi
HubballiBengaluru, Mysuru

Western Railway
WR
Mumbai
Mumbai WRRatlam, AhmedabadRajkot, BhavnagarVadodara

West Central Railway
WCR
Jabalpur
JabalpurBhopalKota

Metro Railway
Kolkata

Frequently asked questions on Indian Railway Zones and Divisions


How many zones are there in Indian Railways?

There are 17 railway zones in India now. Indian Railways is divided for administrative convenience into several regional railways.

Which is the largest railway zone in India?

The Northern Railways is one of the 16 zones (17 if Kolkata Metro zone is included) and the northernmost zone of the Indian Railways. Its headquarter is New Delhi Railway Station. Northern Railways is one of nine old zones of Indian Railways and also the biggest in terms of a network having a 6807-kilometre route.

Where is the headquarters of Central Railway?

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai.
The Central Railway is one of the largest of the 16 zones of Indian Railways. Its headquarters is in Mumbai at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. It includes the first passenger railway line in India, which opened from Mumbai to Thane on 16 April 1853.

What is DRM in railways?

The Indian Railways is divided into zones, which are further sub-divided into divisions, each having a divisional headquarters. There are a total of 69 divisions. Each of the divisions is headed by a Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) who reports to the General Manager (GM) of the zone.


Related Posts