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Indian Railways

Indian Railways

Indian Railways

Indian Railways

World’s fourth largest railway system is the national railway system of India, known as Indian Railways. First is of the United States followed by Russia and China. It is operated by the Ministry of Railways.
Indian Railways is divided into 17 different zones and 68 sub-divisions.
Total track length is around 1.2 Lac kilometers. The total number of trains running daily is more than 130000. Indian Railway is the eighth largest employer in the world employing more than 13 Lac people.
Indian Railway operates 15 major types of trains. Some special fast trains of India are Duronto Express, Rajdhani Express, Garib Rath, and Shatabdi Express.

Here is a list of Railway Zones in India

List of Railway Zones in India

No. Railway Zone Code Headquarter Total Route Length (in km) Total No. of Stations Total Passengers (in millions) Railway Divisions
1  Central Railway CR Mumbai 3905 612 1675 Mumbai, Bhusawal, Pune, Solapur, Nagpur.
2  East Central Railway ECR Hajipur 3628 800 222 Danapur, Dhanbad, Mughalsarai, Samastipur, Sonpur.
3  East Coast Railway ECoR Bhubaneswar 2572 342 86 Khurda Road, Sambalpur, Waltair.
4  Eastern Railway ER Sealdah 2414 576 1173 Howrah, Sealdah, Asansol, Malda.
5  Konkan Railway KR Navi Mumbai 741 123 NA No division.
6  North Central Railway NCR Allahabad 3151 435 182 Allahabad, Agra, Jhansi.
7  North Eastern Railway NER Gorakhpur 3667 537 250 Izzatnagar, Lucknow NER, Varanasi.
8  North Western Railway NWR Jaipur 5459 663 157 Jaipur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur.
9  Northeast Frontier Railway NFR Guwahati 3907 690 88 Alipurduar, Katihar, Rangiya, Lumding, Tinsukia.
10  Northern Railway NR Delhi 6968 1142 685 Delhi, Ambala, Firozpur, Lucknow NR, Moradabad.
11  South Central Railway SCR Secunderabad 6137 883 378 Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur, Nanded.
12  South East Central Railway SECR Bilaspur 2447 358 126 Bilaspur, Raipur, Nagpur SEC.
13  South Eastern Railway SER Howrah 2631 353 263 Adra, Chakradharpur, Kharagpur, Ranchi.
14  South Western Railway SWR Hubballi 3177 456 181 Hubballi, Bengaluru, Mysuru.
15  Southern Railway SR Chennai 6844 890 406 Chennai, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, Palakkad, Salem, Thiruvananthapuram.
16  West Central Railway WCR Jabalpur 2965 372 138 Jabalpur, Bhopal, Kota.
17  Western Railway WR Mumbai 6182 1046 1654 Mumbai WR, Ratlam, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Vadodara.

List of Various Departments in Indian Railways

No. Name of the Department Head
1 Engineering Department Senior Divisional Engineer (Sr.DEN)
2 Mechanical Engineering & Power (Transportation) Department Senior Divisional Mechanical Engineer (Sr.DME)
3 Electrical Engineering Department Senior Divisional Electrical Engineer (Sr.DEE)
4 Signal & Telecommunication Engineering Department Senior Divisional Signal & Telecommunication Engineer (Sr.DSTE)
5 Operating and Traffic (Transportation) Department Senior Divisional Operations Manager (Sr.DOM)
6 Commercial Department Senior Divisional Commercial Manager (Sr.DCM)
7 Medical Department Chief Medical Superintendent (CMS)
8 Safety Department Senior Divisional Safety Officer (Sr.DSO)
9 Stores Department Senior Divisional Material Manager (Sr.DMM)
10 Accounts Department Senior Divisional Finance Manager (Sr.DFM)
11 Personnel Department Senior Divisional Personnel Officer (Sr.DPO)
12 Security Department Senior Divisional Security Commissioner (Sr.DSC)

 

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