Railway Zones In India | Different Railway Zones In India And Their Divisions.

Different Railway Zones in India – Indian Railways is operated and owned by the Government of India through the Railway Ministry. In India, Railways were first introduced in the year 1853 from Bombay to Thane. The systems were nationalized as one unit in the year 1951 with the name the Indian Railways which is now one of the largest rail networks in the world.

Divisions Of  Railway Zones In India 

Indian Railways is divided into 17 different zones, which are further sub-divided into sub-zone divisions. The number of railway zones in India raised from six to eight in 1951. It became nine in 1966 and then sixteen in 2003. Each railway zone in India consists of a certain number of divisions. Each division has a divisional headquarter of its own. There are sixty-eight divisions in total.

All railway zones in India are controlled by a general manager of their own, who directly reports to the Railway Board.

The latest addition to railway zones in India is Konkan Railways and it’s controlled by Railway Ministry and Railway Board.

Railway Zones in India And Their Zonal Headquarters.

S No. Railway Zone Zone Headquarters Railway Divisions
1 Northern Railway Delhi Delhi, Ambala, Firozpur, Lucknow NR, Moradabad
2 Northeast Frontier Railway Guwahati Alipurduar, Katihar, Rangiya, Lumding, Tinsukia
3 Eastern Railway Kolkata Howrah, Sealdah, Asansol, Malda
4 South Eastern Railway Kolkata Adra, Chakradharpur, Kharagpur, Ranchi
5 South Central Railway Secunderabad Secunderabad, Hyderabad Vijayawada, GuntakalGuntur, Nanded
6 Southern Railway Chennai Chennai, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, Palakkad, Salem, Thiruvananthapuram
7 Central Railway Mumbai Mumbai, Bhusawal, Pune, Solapur, Nagpur
8 Western Railway Mumbai Mumbai WR, Ratlam, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Vadodara
9 South Western Railway Hubballi Hubballi, Bengaluru, Mysuru,
10 North Western Railway Jaipur Jaipur, Ajmer,Bikaner, Jodhpur
11 West Central Railway Jabalpur Jabalpur, Bhopal  Kota
12 North Central Railway Allahabad Allahabad, Agra, Jhansi
13 South East Central Railway Bilaspur Bilaspur, Raipur, Nagpur SEC
14 East Coast Railway Bhubaneswar Khurda Road, Sambalpur, Waltair
15 East Central Railway Hajipur Danapur, DhanbadMughalsarai, Samastipur, Sonpur
16 Konkan Railway Navi Mumbai
17 Kolkata Metro Railway  Kolkata Kolkata