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Indian Railway Zones
Indian Railway network is classified into seventeen zones for administrative purposes.
 
 There are Seventeen divisions of the Indian Railways zones. These are further categorised into divisions. Te primary Indian Railway zones are Central, East Central, East Coast, Eastern, North Central, North Eastern, North Western, Northeast, Northern, South Central, South East Central, South Eastern, South Western, Southern, West Central and Western railways. Each of these Indian railway zones has a separate headquarter. Railways, probably, are the most availed transportation in India. Hence adequate heed is paid to develop the India railways.

Besides the outstation trains connecting different Indian states, there are several local trains as well. The entire administration of the Indian railway zones is looked after by the Government of India. Several facilities have been arranged for the passengers so that they have a comfortable journey. Time and again new projects and services are introduced so that the Indian railway zones can offer the latest comforts to the travellers. Besides the citizens a large number of foreigners also avail railway services. Computerised reservation facilities, online reservations, easy cancellation procedures, proper retiring rooms, catering services on trains and numerous such services are offered to the passengers.

Apart from these there are the metro railways that are part of the Indian railways. Though they do not form any part of the Indian railway zones they are as good as the local trains.

Indian Railway Zones consists of the following zones

S.No. Name of the Zone Divisions
1 Central Railway (Mumbai) Bhusawal, Nagpur, Mumbai(CST), Solapur, Pune
2 Eastern Railway (Kolkata) Malda, Howarh, Sealdah, Asansol
3 Northern Railway (NEW Delhi) Ambala, Ferozpur,Lucknow, Moradabad, Delhi
4 North Eastern Railway (Gorakhpur) Lucknow, Varanasi, Izatnagar
5 Northeast Frontier Railway (Guwahati) Katihar, Lumding,Tinsukhia, Alipurduar, Rangiya
6 Southern Railway (Chennai) Chennai, Madurai, Palghat,Trichy, Trivandrum
7 South Central Railway (Secunderabad) Secunderabad,Hyderabad, Guntakal,Vijaywada, Guntur,Nanded
8 South Eastern Railway (Kolkata) Kharagpur,Chakradharpur*, Adra*,Ranchi^
9 Western Railway (Mumbai) Bhavnagar, Mumbai Central, Ratlam, Rajkot, Vadodara, Ahemdabad
10 East Central Railway (Hajipur) Danapur, Dhanbad,Sonepur, Mughalsarai,Samastipur
11 East Coast Railway (Bhubaneshwar) Khurda Road, Waltair,Sambalpur
12 North Central Railway (Allahabad) Allahabad, Jhansi, Agra
13 North Western Railway (Jaipur) Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Agra
14 South East Central Railway (Bilaspur) Nagpur, Bilaspur, Raipur
15 South Western Railway (Hubuli Bangalore, Mysore, Hubli
16 West Central Railway (Jabalpur) Jabalpur, Bhopal, Kota
16 Konkan Railways Navi Mumbai

(Last Updated on : 27/10/2010)
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