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Indian Railway Zones, Headquarters and their Divisions


Today in this article we are going to discuss about the Indian Railway Zones, Headquarters and their Divisions, The Indian Railways is divided into zones, which are further sub-divided into divisions, each having a divisional headquarters. There are a total of 73 divisions.

Each of the divisions is headed by a Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), who reports to the General Manager (GM) of the zone. A DRM can be appointed from any services of Indian Railway, Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS), IRAS ,IES , IRPS etc.for the tenure of 3 years but it can be exceeded on the recommendation of Railway Board. Divisional officers heading all departments viz. engineering, mechanical, electrical, signal and telecommunication, accounts, personnel, operating, commercial, safety, medical, security branches report to the Divisional Railway Manager. The DRM is assisted by one or two Additional Divisional Railway Managers (ADRM) in the working of the division.

Indian Railway Zones, Headquarters and their Divisions

Name
Year of Establishment
Divisions
Headquarters
Central Railway
1951
Mumbai, Bhusawal, Pune, Solapur, Nagpur
Mumbai
East Central Railway
2001
Danapur, Dhanbad, Mughalsarai, Samastipur, Sonpur
Hajipur
East Coast Railway
2001
Khurda Road, Sambalpur, Visakhapatnam
Bhubaneswar
Eastern Railway
1952
Howrah, Sealdah, Asansol, Malda
Kolkata
North Central Railway
2003
Allahabad, Agra,Jhansi
Allahabad
North Eastern Railway
1952
Izzatnagar, Lucknow,Varanasi
Gorakhpur
North Western Railway
2002
Jaipur, Ajmer,Bikaner, Jodhpur
Jaipur
Northeast Frontier Railway
1958
Alipurduar, Katihar, Rangia, Lumding, Tinsukia
Guwahati
Northern Railway
1952
Delhi, Ambala, Firozpur, Lucknow, Moradabad
Delhi
South Central Railway
1966
Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Guntakal, Guntur, Nanded, Vijayawada
Secunderabad
South East Central Railway
2003
Bilaspur, Raipur, Nagpur
Bilaspur
South Eastern Railway
1955
Adra, Chakradharpur, Kharagpur, Ranchi
Kolkata
South Western Railway
2003
Hubli, Bangalore,Mysore
Hubli
Southern Railway
1951
Chennai, Trichy, Madurai, Palakkad, Salem, Thiruvananthapuram
Chennai
West Central Railway
2003
Jabalpur, Bhopal,Kota
Jabalpur
Western Railway
1951
Mumbai Central, Ratlam, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhavnagar,Vadodara
Mumbai
Kolkata Metro Railway
2009
Kolkata
Kolkata
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