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Eastern Indian Railways Information

Headquarters:  Kolkata

Divisions:  Howrah, Sealdah, Asansol, Malda

Established on:  14 April 1952

One of the most prominent zones of the Indian Railway is the Eastern Railway fairly placed its headquarter in Kolkata. Eastern zone is separated into four divisions including Howrah, Malda, Sealdah, and Asansol for better administration. The eastern railway was created in 14 April 1952 by merging the East Indian Railway surrounding divisions of Sealdah, Howrah, Asansol and Danapur with Bengal - Nagpur Railway.


Eastern Railway covers 2382.38 kilometers of route at faster speed. The region has worthily benefitted the economy of the country within short span of time. It covers the most densely inhabited regions of the country partaking benefits to large masses. It apportions with the vicinity that is prosperous in industry, agriculture and minerals. The three major workshops of Eastern Railway are situated in Jamalpur, Liluah and Kanchrapara.


In order to control the long distance passenger rush, the railway runs a large number of high-speed long distance trains all over India. The finest one is the Rajdhani Express that ran for the first time in 1969 on the tracks of ER and NR between Howrah and Delhi. Other several major trains including the Durunto Rail as well operate in this region. Eastern Railway spreaded to the

Lalgola, Malda and Kiul in the North, Kakdwip near Ganga Sagar in the South, Bangladesh border in the East, whereas Asansol and Jhajha in the West.


Eastern Rail is relied for making most of its suburban with rural routes electrified. But those that have not been electrified runs on Diesel Multiple Units. Eastern Railway also provides its remote areas with a number of passenger trains in order to help the locals passengers to their nearest city proficiently. In Eastern India, the major power houses and industries depend upon the coal encumbered on the Eastern Railway. Therefore, eastern railway as well transfers Iron, Steel, Stone, Cement, coal, Jute, Tea, Textile, and Automobiles etc. Hence, we can say that eastern railway is serving to its utmost to everyone and everywhere.


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