East Coast Railway

East Coast Railway – one of the blue chip zones of Indian Railways came into existence in its present form with effect from 1st April 2003. Since then, the new zonal railway headquarter has been functioning at Bhubaneswar, the capital city in the state of Orissa.

The geographical jurisdiction of the railway is however extended over three states encompassing almost all parts of Orissa alongwith parts of Srikakulam, Vizainagaram & Visakhapatnam districts of North Eastern Andhra Pradesh, and Bastar & Dantewada districts of Chhatisgarh State.

Main routes of East Cost Railway

  • Ranital Junction - Khurda Road - Visakhapatnam - Duvvada Double line
  • Nergundi Junction - Talcher Double line
  • Vizianagaram - Jharsuguda Double line
  • Cuttack - Paradip Double line
  • Khurda Road - Puri Double line
  • Sambalpur - Talcher Bhudapank Double line
  • Titlagarh - Jharsuguda Single line
  • Kothavalasa - Kirandul line
  • Rayagada - Koraput Single line
  • Naupada - Gunupur Single line
  • Bobbili - Salur Single line
  • Khurda Road - Bhubaneswar Triple line

Facts about East Coast Railway (ECoR)

Headquarters: Bhubaneswar
Location: Bhubaneshwar Railway Station
Length: 2572
Area Covered: Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh
Predecessor: South Eastern Railway
Dates of established: 08-Aug-1996
Dates of operation: 01-Apr-2003
Website: http://eastcoastrailway.gov.in/

Railway Division in East Coast Railway

S# Division Headquarters
1 Khurda Road Khurda Road, Khordha, Odisha
2 Sambalpur Sambalpur, Western Odisha
3 Waltair Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh