All about headquarters and divisions of the Indian railway Zones
Zones or Regional Indian Railways is divided for administrative convenience into several states.
After 9 Zones since Railway Reforms 7 New zones have been created, giving a total of 16. In 2010.
- Kolkata Metro (given zonal status Dec. 29, 2010)
- Konkan Railway (deemed a zone for administrative purposes)
Through following Table easy to understand:
|New zones that started in April 2003|
|East Coast Railway||Bhubaneshwar||Khurda Road, Waltair, and Sambalpur divisions of SER|
|South Western Railway||Hubli||Bangalore and Mysore divisions of SR, reorganized Hubli division of SCR, including Hospet-Toranagal.
(Earlier constituted to have Guntakal division of SCR as well.)
|West Central Railway||Jabalpur||Jabalpur and Bhopal divisions of CR, reorganized Kota division of WR|
|North Central Railway||Allahabad||Reorganized divisions: Allahabad of NR, Jhansi of CR, and new Agra division|
|South East Central Railway||Bilaspur||Nagpur division and reorganized Bilaspur division of SER, new Raipur division|
|New zones that were created in 2002|
|North Western Railway||Jaipur||Jodhpur division and reorganized Bikaner division of NR, reorganized Jaipur and Ajmer divisions of WR|
|East Central Railway||Hajipur||Sonpur and Samastipur divisions of NER, Danapur, Mughalsarai, and Dhanbad divisions of ER.
(Was earlier constituted to have Katihar division of NFR as well.)
|Old zones as they are after April 2003|
|Western Railway||Mumbai||Bhavnagar and Mumbai divisions, reorganized Ratlam, Rajkot and Vadodara divisions, new Ahmedabad division|
|Central Railway||Mumbai||Bhusawal and Nagpur divisions, reorganized Mumbai CST and Solapur divisions, new Pune division (including Pune-Kolhapur)|
|Eastern Railway||Kolkata||Howrah, Malda, Sealdah, and Asansol divisions|
|Southern Railway||Chennai||Chennai, Palghat, Tiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram, and Madurai divisions (a Salem division has been proposed [7/06])|
|Northern Railway||New Delhi/Delhi||Ferozpur, Ambala, Lucknow and Moradabad divisions, reorganized Delhi division|
|North Eastern Railway||Gorakhpur||Lucknow and Varanasi divisions, reorganized Izzatnagar division|
|South Central Railway||Secunderabad||Reorganized Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Guntakal (including Bellary-Guntakal (MG) and Bellary-Rayadurg), and Vijayawada divisions, new Guntur and Nanded divisions.|
|South Eastern Railway||Kolkata||Kharagpur division, reorganized Adra and Chakradharpur divisions, new Ranchi division|
|Northeast Frontier Railway||Guwahati||Katihar, Lumding, Tinsukia divisions, reorganized Alipurduar division, new Rangiya division|
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