Which Cities in India have the Headquarters of More Than One Railway Zones?

  1. Both Kolkata and Mumbai
  2. Kolkata
  3. Neither Kolkata and Mumbai
  4. Mumbai
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 27th June 2015 in General Knowledge.
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Both Kolkata and Mumbai

Both Kolkata and Mumbai cities in India have the headquarters of more than one railway zones. India has one of the largest railway networks carrying millions of passengers every day. Indian Railway started its service 161 years ago on 16 April 1853 run over of 33 kilometres from Bombay to Thane. After nationalisation in 1951, Indian Railway became one of the largest networks in the world. The first railroad was constructed by two Indians-Jagannath Shunkerseth and Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy.

You know that Mettupalayam Ooty Nilgiri passenger train is the slowest train in India. It runs at a speed of 10 kmph. The New Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express is the fastest train in India. The train runs at an average speed of 91 kmph and touches a top speed of 150 kmph on the 195 km Delhi-Agra Stretch.

The longest platform of world is in Gorakhpur railway station, Uttar Pradesh and longest rail route is from Jammu-Tavi to Kanyakumari (3,726) kilometres). Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta is the longest station name.

Railway Zones and Division

S. No. Name of the Railway Zone Zonal Headquarter Division
1 Central Railway (CR) Mumbai Mumbai
Nagpur
Bhusawal
Pune
2 Eastern Railway (ER) Kolkata Howrah-I
Howarh-II
Sealdah
Malda
Asansol
Chitaranjan
3 East Central Railway (ECR) Hajipur Danapur
Mugalsarai
Dhanbad
Sonpur
Samastipur
4 East Coast Railway (ECoR) Bhubaneshwar khurda Road
Waltair
Sambhalpur
5 Northern Railway (NR) Baroda House, New Delhi Delhi-I
Delhi-II
Ambala
Moradabad
Lucknow
Firozpur
6 North Central Railway (NCR) Allahabad Allahabad
Jhansi
Agra
7 North Eastern Railway (NER) Gorakhpur Izzatnagar
Lucknow
Varanasi
8 North frontier Railway (NFR) Maligaon, Guwahati Katihar
Alipurduar
Rangiya
Lumding
Tinsukhia
9 North western Railway (NWR) Jaipur Jaipur
Jodhpur
Bikaner
Ajmer
10 Southern Railway (SR) Chennai Chennai
Madurai
Palghat
Trickhy
Trivendrum
11 South Central Railway (SR) Secunderabad Ssecunderabad
Hyderabad
Guntakal
Vijaywada
Nanded
12 South Eastern Railway (SER) Garden Reach, KolKata Kharagpur
Andra
Chakradharpur
Ranchi
Shalimar
13 South East Central Railway (SECR) Bilaspur Bilaspur
Nagpur
Raipur
14 South Western Railway (SWR) Hubli Bangalore
Mysore
Hubli
FA/F/YNK
15 Western Railway (WR) Mumbai CST BCT
Vadodara
Ahemadabad
Ratlam
Rajkot
Bhavnagar
16 West Central Railway (WC) Jabalpur Jabalpur
Bhopal
Kota

 

 

Monis Rasool Professor Answered on 15th July 2015.
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