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Indian Railway Zones & Routes

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Train Routes

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Indian Railway Zones

The list of different Indian railway zones is as follows -

Northern Railway - Established on 14th April 1952, the Northern Railways zone of the Indian Railways covers 6807 km of track and has the largest route of all the railway zones of the country.

Southern Railway - Established on 14th April 1951, the Southern Railway was formed with the amalgamation of the Madras and Southern Maratha Railway, the South Indian Railway and the Mysore State Railway.

Western Railway - The Western Railways was formed on 5th November 1951 by the merging of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway (BB&CI) with the other state railways of Saurashtra, Rajputana and Jaipur.

Central Railway - The Great Indian Peninsular (GIP) Railway that was the predecessor of the Central Railways came into existence on the 16th of April, 1853.

Eastern Railway - The history of the Eastern Railways can be traced back all the way to the 15th of August, 1854 when the first train of the East Indian Railway ran from Howrah to Hooghly.

North Eastern Railway - The North Eastern Railways can trace its history back to 3rd March 1859, when the first railway line was laid between Allahabad and Kanpur.

North Western Railway - The North Western Railway (NWR) was established on 1st October 2002 and is headquartered in Jaipur. It includes four divisions: Ajmer, Jaipur, Bikaner and Jodhpur.

North Central Railway - Established on 1st April, 2003, the North Central Railways is one of the seventeen railway zones in India. It covers the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana.

South Eastern Railway - The predecessor of the South Eastern Railways was known as the Bengal Nagpur Railway and came into existence in the year 1887.

South Central Railway - The South Central Railways was created as the 9th zone of the Indian Railways and came into existence on 2nd October, 1966.

South Western Railway - The South Western Railways zone was formed from the merging of the reorganized Hubli division of the South Central Railways with the Bangalore and Mysore divisions of the Southern Railways.

West Central Railway - The West Central Railways were formally created on the 4th of July 2002, with the Jabalpur and Bhopal divisions from the Central Railways and the Kota division from the Western Railways.

East Coast Railway - The East Coast Railways were inaugurated on 8th August 1996 with only the Khurda Road division as a part of this zone.

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