The Konkan Railway is a subsidiary zone of the Indian Railways. It is one of the 17 zones of the Indian Railways but without any divisional structure unlike other railways zones in India. It is operated by Konkan Railway Corporation, headquartered at CBD Belapur in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. The first passenger train ran on Konkan railway tracks on 20 March 1993 between Udupi and Mangalore. The first train on the completed track was flagged off on January 26, 1998, the Republic Day of India.
Facts about Konkan Railway (KR)
Headquarters: Navi Mumbai
Location: Konkan, India
Area Covered: Maharashtra, Karnataka
Track gauge: 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Dates of established: 26-Jan-1998
Railway Division in Konkan Railway