Railway Zones

Indian Railways is divided into 16 zones, which are further sub-divided into divisions. The number of zones in Indian Railways increased from six to eight in 1951.
S# Zone Name Abbr. Route (KM) Headquarters. Divisions
1 Central Railway CR 3905 Mumbai Bhusawal, Mumbai Central, Pune, Solapur
2 East Central Railway ECR 3628 Hajipur Danapur, Dhanbad, Mughalsarai, Samastipur, Sonpur
3 East Coast Railway ECoR 2572 Bhubaneswar Khurda Road, Sambalpur, Waltair
4 Eastern Railway ER 2414 Kolkata Asansol, Howrah, Malda, Sealdah
5 Konkan KR 736 Navi Mumbai Ratnagiri
6 North Central Railway NCR 3151 Allahabad Agra, Allahabad, Jhansi
7 North Eastern Railway NER 3667 Gorakhpur Izzatnagar, Varanasi
8 North Western Railway NWR 5459 Jaipur Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur
9 Northeast Frontier Railway NFR 3907 Guwahati Alipurduar, Katihar, Lumding, Rangiya, Tinsukia
10 Northern Railway NR 6968 Delhi Ambala, Delhi, Firozpur, Lucknow North, Moradabad
11 South Central Railway SCR 5803 Secunderabad Guntakal, Guntur, Hyderabad, Nanded, Secunderabad, Vijayawada
12 South East Central Railway SECR 2447 Bilaspur Bilaspur, Nagpur (Bamhni), Raipur
13 South Eastern Railway SER 2631 Kolkata Adra, Chakradharpur, Kharagpur, Ranchi
14 South Western Railway SWR 3177 Hubli Bangalore, Hubli, Mysore
15 Southern Railway SR 6844 Chennai Chennai, Madurai, Palakkad, Salem, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirappalli
16 West Central Railway WCR 2965 Jabalpur Bhopal, Jabalpur, Kota
17 Western Railway WR 6182 Mumbai Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Mumbai Western, Rajkot, Ratlam, Vadodara