How many railway zones are there in India?

Indian Railways divides its operations into zones, which are further sub-divided into divisions, each having a divisional headquarters. There are a total of 18 zones (including Metro Railway, Kolkata) and 70 Divisions on Indian Railway System.

Which are the 17 railway zones in India?

The 17 zones and the 70 divisions are listed below

S#. Zone Name Railway Divisions
1 Central Railway Mumbai, Bhusawal, Pune, Solapur, Nagpur
2 East Central Railway Danapur, Dhanbad, Mughalsarai, Samastipur, Sonpur
3 East Coast Railway Khurda Road, Sambalpur, Waltair
4 Eastern Railway Howrah, Sealdah, Asansol, Malda

Who is called the father of Indian Railways?

Option b– Lord Dalhousie served as the Governor-General of India from 1848 to 1856. He is also said to have convinced the British to introduce the railways in India through his famous Railway minutes of 1853. Thus, he is regarded as the father of Indian railways and it is the right option.

Which is the longest platform in India?

Longest railway platforms

  • Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India:1,366.33 m (4,483 ft)
  • Kollam Junction, Kerala, India:1,180.5 m (3,873 ft)
  • Kharagpur Junction, West Bengal, India: 1,072.5 m (3,519 ft)
  • Pilibhit Junction, Uttar Pradesh India 900 m (2,953 ft)
  • Auto Club Speedway station, Fontana, California, US: 2,675 ft (815 m)

Which state has no railway line?

There is no railway station in Meghalaya. For the state people, Guwahati is the nearest Railway station. It was recently declared by the CM of the state that the first railway station in Meghalaya at Mendipathar in the North Garo Hills would be inaugurated soon.

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Which is the smallest railway zone in India?

north east is the smallest railway zone in india.

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