Indian Railway (CR) is one of the oldest zones
(Indian Railways). Itís also one of the largest
of the 16 zones bifurcated by IR (Indian Railways).
Central Indian Railway holds prides for being the first
passenger railway lines of India that connects Mumbai
with Thane. The headquarters of CR is located in Chhatrapati
Shivaji Terminus (just before Victoria Terminus) in
Mumbai. Mumbai, Kolhapur, Pune, Bhusawal and Solapur
are few of the main cities that fall under the territory
of Central Indian Railway zone.
Central Railways covers most of the
major parts of Maharashtra, southern Madhya Pradesh
and Karnatakaís north east part. Central railway zone
is further divided into 5 divisions namely Mumbai CST,
Nagpur, Bhusawal, Pune and Solapur. Central Railway
was formed on November 5, 1951 by consolidation of many
government owned railways, along with Scindia State
Railway and Great India Peninsula Railway. Formerly,
Central zone also included southern Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh
and northern Madhya Pradesh.
With so much vast area coverage, Central Railway
zone was the largest with its tremendously
large track mileage and staff. However, in April 2003
these areas were given to West Central Railway
zone for better administration. CR is also
known for its Matheran Line, which connects Neral with
Matheran hill station in the Western Ghats. Punjab Mail,
Deccan Queen, Gitanjali Express, Pushpak Express and
Husssain Sagar are few of the notable trains that run
under Central Railway management.
Other major Indian railway zones is
Indian Railways: The Eastern Railway (ER)
zone is one of the important Indian Railway zones. With
its headquarters in Kolkata, the Eastern Zone is divided
further into four divisions namely Mald, Howrah, Asansol
and Sealdah for better working.
Indian Railways: It is one of the nine
older zones of Indian Railways. New Delhi, the national
capital of India serves as headquarters of this Indian
Indian Railways: This is the first zone
formed after India got liberated from British Rule.
Southern Indian Railway Zone was established on April
14, 1951 by combination of always of three states.
Indian Railways: This Indian railways zone
is amongst the most hustling and lively rail networks
of the country. The headquarters of Western Indian Railway
is situated in Mumbai city.