Indian Railway Zones, Railway Zones of India, Major Zones of Indian Railways
|S.No||Indian Railway Zones Names||Indian Railway Zones Abbr.||Indian Railway Zones Headquarters||Date of Establishment|
|1.||Northern Railway||NR||Delhi||April 14, 1952|
|2.||North Eastern Railway||NER||Gorakhpur||1952|
|3.||Northeast Frontier Railway||NFR||Maligaon (Guwahati)||1958|
|4.||Eastern Railway||ER||Kolkata||April 14, 1952|
|5.||South Eastern Railway||SER||Kolkata||1955|
|6.||South Central Railway||SCR||Secunderabad||Oct' 2, 1966|
|7.||Southern Railway||SR||Chennai||April 14, 1951|
|8.||Central Railway||CR||Mumbai||Nov' 5, 1951|
|9.||Western Railway||WR||Mumbai||Nov' 5, 1951|
|10.||South Western Railway||SWR||Hubli||April 1, 2003|
|11.||North Western Railway||NWR||Jaipur||Oct' 1, 2002|
|12.||West Central Railway||WCR||Jabalpur||April 1, 2003|
|13.||North Central Railway||NCR||Allahabad||April 1, 2003|
|14.||South East Central Railway||SECR||Bilaspur, CG||April 1, 2003|
|15.||East Coast Railway||ECoR||Bhubaneswar||April 1, 2003|
|16.||East Central Railway||ECR||Hajipur||Oct' 1, 2002|
|17.||Konkan Railway||KR||Navi Mumbai||Jan' 26, 1998|
The major railway zones that have been covered here are as follows:
Central Indian RailwayThe 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 RailwayThe 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 RailwayThe 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 RailwaySouthern 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 State Railway.Western Indian RailwayThe 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 Churchgate (Mumbai).