Indian Railway

The Indian Railways are a truly outstanding establishment. It is a global giant that operates profitably, effectively. Railways were first set up in India in 1853 from Bombay to Thane. In 1951 the systems were nationalized as one unit. Indian state-owned enterprise owned and run by the Government of India through the Ministry of Railways. It is one of the world's largest railway networks comprising daily passenger carrying capacity 21million and track length 1, 14,000 km. Annual freight carrying capacity 1 billion.

The chart below briefly depicts the Indian Railway's zones, Route Km and headquarters.

S# Zone Name Abbr. Route (KM) Headquarters
1 Central Railway CR 3905 Mumbai
2 East Central Railway ECR 3628 Hajipur
3 East Coast Railway ECoR 2572 Bhubaneswar
4 Eastern Railway ER 2414 Kolkata
5 Konkan Railway KR 736 Navi Mumbai
6 North Central Railway NCR 3151 Allahabad
7 North Eastern Railway NER 3667 Gorakhpur
8 North Western Railway NWR 5459 Jaipur
9 Northeast Frontier Railway NFR 3907 Guwahati
10 Northern Railway NR 6968 Delhi
11 South Central Railway SCR 5803 Secunderabad
12 South Coast Railway SCoR Vishakapatnam
13 South East Central Railway SECR 2447 Bilaspur
14 South Eastern Railway SER 2631 Kolkata
15 South Western Railway SWR 3177 Hubli
16 Southern Railway SR 6844 Chennai
17 West Central Railway WCR 2965 Jabalpur
18 Western Railway WR 6182 Mumbai

Fact about Indian Railway
Indian Railway operates long distance and suburban rail systems with a several gauge network of broad, meter and narrow gauges. It also owns locomotive and coach production facilities at several stations in India and are assigned codes identifying their gauge, kind of power and type of operation. Their operation covers twenty eight states and seven union territories and also provides limited international services to Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Indian Railways is the world's ninth largest commercial or utility employer, by number of employees.

IR carries a vast assortment of commodities ranging from mineral ores, agricultural produce, oil, milk and vehicles. Seaport and major urban areas have their own dedicated freight lines and yards. IR is managed under several types like;

- Crew Management, Safety Information Management System (SIMS), Management Information System (MIS) Train Management System (TMS).

Crew Management system: - Crew Management System (CMS) is a unique organization in which accuracy and monitoring are automatically preserved.

- CMS at present holds a database covering 89,000 crew members and near about 30000 crew members are being reserved daily through the organization.