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Rail Transport in India

First passenger train in India was started by Lord Dalhousie, Governor General of India on April 16, 1853 between Bori Bunder, Bombay, and Thane covering a distance of 34 kms. Indian Railway was nationalised in 1951 and presently, it is the largest Railway Network in Asia and the second largest railway network in the World. There are three… Read More »

Railway Engineering Industries and Institutes in India

Indian Railway is fully independent in the matter of building all its equipment. The industry is based on railway equipment was established as Peninsular Locomotive company at Singhbhum district of Jharkhand in 1921. Later, it was named as “Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company’ (TELCO). Some of the railway production units in India are: Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW), Chittaranjan:… Read More »

Major Indian Railway Zones, Headquarters and their Divisions

In Indian Railway there are 16 major railways zones. Each zone having a headquarter. Zones are sub-divided into divisions. There are a total of 69 divisions. S.No Name of the Railway Zone Zonal Headquarter 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,… Read More »