Railway Zones of India and Their Divisions
- The journey of railways in Indian sub-continent started in 1853 with 34 kilometers (kms).
- First rail ran on 16th April, 1853 and covered the 21-mile distance in about 75 minutes from Bombay to Thane.
- The Railway Board in 1950 decided for the regrouping of the Indian Railways into six zonal systems, namely:
- North Eastern
- Western Railways.
- At Present, there are 17 railway zone.
- The Metro Railway of Kolkata became the country’s 17th Railway Zone in 2010.