Eastern Railway Zone


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Eastern Railway Zone



The Eastern Railway (ER) was first established on 14th April 1952. Its headquarters is located in Fairlie Place, Kolkata. It includes four divisions: Howrah, Sealdah, Asansol and Malda.
This railway zone has a total route of about 2414 km and has three major workshops at Liluah, Jamalpur and Kanchrapara. In 1845, the East Indian Railway (EIR) Company was built-in to connect East India with Delhi. Later in 1925 the management of the EIR was taken over by the British Indian government. In 1953, the Eastern Railway was formed by merging three lower divisions of the East Indian Railway: Asansol, Danapur and Howrah; the Bengal Nagpur Railway and the Sealdah division of the former Bengal Assam Railway.

The Eastern Railway has the credit of having a celebrated railway museum at Howrah. Spreading over an area of four acres, the museum was inaugurated on 7th April 2006 and get about 25000 visitors each month. Some of the important trains on the Eastern Railway zone are: Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express, Sealdah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express, Howrah - New Delhi Duronto Express, Howrah - New Delhi Yuva Express, Mumbai Mail, Parasnath Express, Bhagalpur - Lokmanya Tilak Superfast Express, Jamalpur - Howrah Express, etc. Some of the important places of interest being served by Eastern Railway are Kolkata, Belurmath, Sundarbans, Deoghar, Munger, Mayapur, Gour Malda etc.



Last Updated on : 16/09/2013



 

     


     

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