Indian Railway important information

About Indian Railway, Guages, Indian Railway Zones,Information

1st Railway line in India was started in the year 1853 which ran from Bombay to Thane.
The Railways in India provide the principle mode of transportation for freight and passengers. The Indian railway has been a great integration force during the last more than 155 years. In 1853, when the first train steamed off from Mumbai to Thane (distance of 34 kilometers), Indian railways have grown into a vast network of 7,030 stations spread over a route length of 63,974 kilometers, with a fleet of 8,593 locomotives, 51,030 passengers service vehicles, 6,505 other coaching vehicles and 2,19,931 wagons as on 31st March 2010.

The gauge wise route and track length of the system as on 31st March:

Broad Gauge (1.676mm): Route – 54,257 Km, Running Track – 76,758 km, Total Track – 1,01,486 km

Meter Gauge (1.000mm): Route – 7,180 Km, Running Track – 7,792 km, Total Track – 9,290 km

Narrow Gauge (762 mm and 610 mm): Route – 2,537 Km, Running Track – 2,537 km, Total Track – 2,481 km

Total: Route – 63,974 km, Running Track – 87,087 km, Total Track 1,13,617 km

About 29% of the route kilometer, 41% of running track kilometer and 45% of total track kilometer is electrified. The rolling stock fleet of Indian railway in service as on 31st March 2010 comprised 42 steam, 5,022 diesel and 3,825 electric locomotives.

Passengers originating had raisen from 1,284 miilion in 1950-51 to 7,246 million in 2009-10 and passenger kilometers from 66.52 billion in 1950-51 to 903 billion in 2009-10.
Indian Railway network is divided into 17 Zones
Railway Zones Headquarters
Central Railway Mumbai
Northern Railway New Delhi
North Eastern Railway Gorakhpur
North East Frontier Railway Maligaon (Guwahati)
Eastern Railway Kolkata
Southern Railway Chennai
South Central Railway Secundirabad
South Eastern Railway Kolkata
Western Railway Mumbai
East Central Railway Hajipur
East Coast Railway Bhubaneshwar
North Central Railway Allahabad
North Western Railway Jaipur
South East Central Railway Bilaspur
South Western Railway Hubli
West Central Railway Jabalpur
Metro Railway Kolkata

About Indian Railway, Guages, Indian Railway Zones,Information

1st Railway line in India was started in the year 1853 which ran from Bombay to Thane.
The Railways in India provide the principle mode of transportation for freight and passengers. The Indian railway has been a great integration force during the last more than 155 years. In 1853, when the first train steamed off from Mumbai to Thane (distance of 34 kilometers), Indian railways have grown into a vast network of 7,030 stations spread over a route length of 63,974 kilometers, with a fleet of 8,593 locomotives, 51,030 passengers service vehicles, 6,505 other coaching vehicles and 2,19,931 wagons as on 31st March 2010.

The gauge wise route and track length of the system as on 31st March:

Broad Gauge (1.676mm): Route – 54,257 Km, Running Track – 76,758 km, Total Track – 1,01,486 km

Meter Gauge (1.000mm): Route – 7,180 Km, Running Track – 7,792 km, Total Track – 9,290 km

Narrow Gauge (762 mm and 610 mm): Route – 2,537 Km, Running Track – 2,537 km, Total Track – 2,481 km

Total: Route – 63,974 km, Running Track – 87,087 km, Total Track 1,13,617 km

About 29% of the route kilometer, 41% of running track kilometer and 45% of total track kilometer is electrified. The rolling stock fleet of Indian railway in service as on 31st March 2010 comprised 42 steam, 5,022 diesel and 3,825 electric locomotives.

Passengers originating had raisen from 1,284 miilion in 1950-51 to 7,246 million in 2009-10 and passenger kilometers from 66.52 billion in 1950-51 to 903 billion in 2009-10.
Indian Railway network is divided into 17 Zones
Railway Zones Headquarters
Central Railway Mumbai
Northern Railway New Delhi
North Eastern Railway Gorakhpur
North East Frontier Railway Maligaon (Guwahati)
Eastern Railway Kolkata
Southern Railway Chennai
South Central Railway Secundirabad
South Eastern Railway Kolkata
Western Railway Mumbai
East Central Railway Hajipur
East Coast Railway Bhubaneshwar
North Central Railway Allahabad
North Western Railway Jaipur
South East Central Railway Bilaspur
South Western Railway Hubli
West Central Railway Jabalpur
Metro Railway Kolkata

Indian Railway Zones and Areas covered under each Zone
The reorganized set up of the Zonal Railways, mentioned below enhance the efficient operation and management of this largest surface transport organisation.
1. Eastern Railway (1951 – 1952), Kolkata-West Bengal.
2. Western Railway (1951 – 1952), Mumbai Central-Maharastra.
3. Northern Railway (1951 – 1952), Baroda House-New Delhi.
4. Southern Railway (1951 -1952), Park Town, Chennai-Tamilnadu.
5. South Central Railway (1958), Secunderabad-Andhra Pradesh.
6. Central Railway (1951 – 52), Victoria Terminus (recently renamed as Chatraphati Sivaji Terminus), Mumbai-Maharashtra.
7. South Eastern Railway (1955), Garden Reach, Kolkata-WestBengal.
8. North Eastern Railway (1958), Gorakhpur-Uttar Pradesh.
9. North East Frontier Railway (1958), Maligaon- State of Assam
10. North Central Railway (1996), Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
11. South Western railway (1996), Bangaluru-Karnataka.
12. East Cost Railway (1996), Bubaneshwar, Orissa.
13. East Central Railway (1996), Haripur-Bihar
14. North West Railway (1996), Jaipur-Rajasthan
15. West Central Railway (1996), Jabalpur-MadhyaPradesh
16. South east central (2002) Bilaspur

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