Railways has spread a vast network of railway
tracks all over the country. Whether itís some developed
metropolitan city or a remote village, Indian
Railways is giving continuous efforts to serve rail
users in every nook and corner of the country. The widespread
rail network is divided into sixteen zones
for administrative purposes. Further, each zone is categorized
into many divisions. Kolkata Metro, though completely
under Indian Railways supervision, still isnít part
of any particular zone. Konkan Railways is the latest
addition to the Indian railways zones
and itís controlled by Railway Board and Railway
The list of major Indian railway zones is as follows:
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: 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.