The NR is one
of the 9 older zones of Indian
Railways. The headquarters of Northern Railways
are situated in Delhi, the national capital of India.
The entire zone is segregated into 5 divisions namely
Delhi, Ambala, Lucknow, Ferozpur and Moradabad for better
administration. Northern Indian Railway zone is also
known for having largest rail routes of about 6807 kilometres
under its control continuously even after the streamlining
of Indian railways into new structure of zones.
Northern Indian Railway was established
on April 14, 1952 after merger of Bikaner Railway, Jodhpur
Railway, Eastern Punjab Railway, 3 divisions of Eastern
Indian Railway and north-west Mughalsarai. Northern
Indian railway embraces states of Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir,
Haryana, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and
Delhi. Apart from this, NR is also renowned worldwide
for operating world’s largest RRI (route relay interlocking)
Other major Indian railway zones is
Indian Railways: This is the oldest of
Indian railway zones and one of the largest of the 16
zones formed by Indian railways.
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: 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.