Indian Railway Zones
Indian Railways is a department owned and controlled by the Government of India, via the Ministry of Railways. Indian Railways is administered by the Railway Board, which has a financial commissioner, five members and a chairman. Indian Railway Zones are following.
Also Read: Indian Railway History.
Also Read: Southern Railway HistoryEach of the sixteen zones, as well as the Kolkata Metro, is headed by a General Manager (GM) who reports directly to the Railway Board. The zones are further divided into divisions under the control of Divisional Railway Managers (DRM). The divisional officers of engineering, mechanical, electrical, signal and telecommunication, accounts, personnel, operating, commercial and safety branches report to the respective Divisional Manager and are in charge of operation and maintenance of assets. Further down the hierarchy tree are the Station Masters who control individual stations and the train movement through the track territory under their stations’ administration.
|Sl. No||Name||Abbr.||Date Established||Headquarters||Divisions|
|1.||Central||CR||November 5, 1951||Mumbai||Mumbai, Bhusawal, Pune, Solapur, Nagpur|
|2.||East Central||ECR||October 1, 2002||Hajipur||Danapur, Dhanbad, Mughalsarai, Samastipur, Sonpur|
|3.||East Coast||ECoR||April 1, 2003||Bhubaneswar||Khurda Road, Sambalpur, Visakhapatnam|
|4.||Eastern||ER||April, 1952||Kolkata||Howrah, Sealdah, Asansol, Malda|
|5.||North Central||NCR||April 1, 2003||Allahabad||Allahabad, Agra, Jhansi|
|6.||North Eastern||NER||1952||Gorakhpur||Izzatnagar, Lucknow, Varanasi|
|7.||North Western||NWR||October 1, 2002||Jaipur||Jaipur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur|
|8.||Northeast Frontier||NFR||1958||Guwahati||Alipurduar, Katihar, Lumding, Rangia, Tinsukia|
|9.||Northern||NR||April 14, 1952||Delhi||Delhi, Ambala, Firozpur, Lucknow, Moradabad|
|10.||South Central||SCR||October 2, 1966||Secunderabad||Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Guntakal, Guntur, Nanded, Vijayawada|
|11.||South East Central||SECR||April 1, 2003||Bilaspur, CG||Bilaspur, Raipur, Nagpur|
|12.||South Eastern||SER||1955||Kolkata||Adra, Chakradharpur, Kharagpur, Ranchi|
|13.||South Western||SWR||April 1, 2003||Hubli||Hubli, Bangalore, Mysore|
|14.||Southern||SR||April 14, 1951||Chennai||Chennai, Madurai, Palakkad, Salem, Tiruchchirapalli, Thiruvanathapuram|
|15.||West Central||WCR||April 1, 2003||Jabalpur||Jabalpur, Bhopal, Kota|
|16.||Western||WR||November 5, 1951||Mumbai||Mumbai Central, Vadodara, Ratlam, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhavnagar|