North Eastern Railway
Formed on 14th April 1952 by combining two Railway systems and bifurcated into two Railway Zones on 15th Jan. 1958, the present North Eastern Railway (NER), after re-organisation of Railway Zones in 2002, comprises of three Divisions - Varanasi, Lucknow & Izatnagar.
NER primarily serves the areas of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarkhand & western districts of Bihar. Northern Railway, the Jewel Set in the Crown of Indian Railways, has embarked on the mission to vanquish distances and create its own metaphor of existence. Formally established in the year 1952, it remains the largest zone in terms of route Kilometers, even after the re-organization of the Indian Railways into 17 zones.
Facts about North Eastern Railway (NER)
Location: Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
Area Covered: Uttar Pradesh, Uttarkhand & western districts of Bihar.
Predecessor: Oudh and Tirhut Railway, Assam Railway, Cawnpore-Barabanki Railway and Cawnpore-Achnera section
Track gauge: Mixed
Dates of established: 14-Apr-1952
Dates of operation: 14-Apr-1952
Railway Division in North Eastern Railway
Bareilly district, Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh