Indian Railways GK PDF

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Indian Railways GK PDF
Indian Railways GK PDF

Indian Railways GK pdf covers the list of all Railway Zones in India 2017. This list gives Railway Zone, their Headquarters and their Divisions. It also covers other important details like first train in India, longest distance running train in India, Railway manufacturing units.

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# Railway Zone Headquarters Divisions
1. Central Railway Mumbai Mumbai, Nagpur, Bhusawal, Pune, Sholapur
2. Eastern Railway Kolkata Howrah-I, Howrah-II, Sealdah, Malda, Asansol, Chitaranjan, Kolkata Metro
3. East Central Railway Hajipur Danapur, Mugalsarai, Dhanbad, Sonpur, Samastipur
4. East Coast Railway Bhubaneshwar Khurda Road, Waltair, Sambhalpur
5. Northern Railway Baroda House, New Delhi Delhi-I, Delhi-II, Ambala, Moradabad, Lucknow, Firozpur
6. North Central  Railway Allahabad Allahabad, Jhansi, Agra
7. North Eastern  Railway Gorakhpur Izzatnagar, Lucknow, Varanasi, DLW
8. North Frontier  Railway Maligaon, Guwahati Katihar, Alipurduar, Rangiya, Lumding,

Tinsukhia

9. North Western Railway Jaipur Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Ajmer
10. Southern  Railway Chennai Chennai, Madurai, Palghat, Trichy, Trivandrum
11. South Central Railway Secunderabad Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Guntakal, Guntur,

Vijaywada, Nanded

12. South Eastern Railway Garden Reach, Kolkata Kharagpur, Adra, Chakradharpur, Ranchi,

Shalimar

13. South East Central  Railway Bilaspur Bilaspur, Nagpur, Raipur
14. South Western Railway Hubli Bangalore, Mysore, Hubli, RWF/YNK
15. Western Railway Mumbai CST BCT, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Ratlam, Rajkot,

Bhavnagar

16. West Central Railway Jabalpur Jabalpur, Bhopal, Kota

(*Metro Railway, Kolkata has also been categorized in to a railway zone, so a total of 17 Railways zones are there in India)

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Key Notes:

  • The first train in India “Great Indian Peninsula Railway” ran between Bombay and Thane on 16 April, 1853. The distance covered by this train is around 34 kilometers.
  • Vivek Express runs between Dibrugarh (Assam) – Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu) is the longest distance running train in India.
  • The National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR), previously known as Railway Staff College is located in Vadodara, Gujarat.
  • The longest railway bridge in India is constructed over Vembanad Lake in Kerala.
  • Howrah Junction is the busiest railway stations in terms of passenger volume per day in India.
  • The Chenab Bridge (under construction, planned to open on 2019) across Chenab River in Jammu and Kashmir is the world’s highest rail bridge.
  • Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), the headquarters of North Eastern Railway has the longest railway platform (1,366.33 m) in the world.
  • Siliguri Railway Station in West Bengal has all the three guages i.e., broad, metre and narrow.
  • In India all major passenger and freight routes are now broad gauge. The width of broad gauge is 5 feet 6 inches (1676mm).
  • The Railway manufacturing units are maintained by Ministry of Railways and they are spread across six locations in India. They are:
  1. Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, Chittaranjan, West Bengal
  2. Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  3. Diesel Loco Modernisation Works, Patiala, Punjab
  4. Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  5. Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, Punjab
  6. Rail Wheel Factory, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Siliguri Railway Station in West Bengal has all the three guages i.e., broad, metre and narrow.
  • The Fairy Queen, an 1855-built steam locomotive, runs regularly between New Delhi and Alwar, in Rajasthan.

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  • The name “Shatabdi” means centenary in Sanskrit. The first Shatabdi Express train was introduced in 1988 to commemorate the birth centenary of Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India.
  • John Mathai was the first railway minister of independent India. Piyush Goyal is the present railway minister of India.
  • United States has the longest railway length in the world followed by China, Russia and India.
  • The Trans-Siberian Railway (the Moscow-Vladivostok line), spanning a length of 9,289km is the longest and one of the busiest railway lines in the world.
  • The Maitree Express runs between India and Bangladesh whereas Samjhauta Express (suspended now) runs between Delhi and Attari in India and Lahore in Pakistan.
  • Northern Railways is the largest zone in India in terms of route kilometers.
  • Mughalsarai is the largest marshalling yard in Asia.
  • Matheran Hill Railway is a 2 ft narrow-gauge heritage railway in Maharashtra, India. This railway comes under the administration of the Central Railways.
  • The Konkan Railway is a subsidiary zone of the Indian Railways passing through 4 major states, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka & Kerala.
  • National Rail Museum located in New Delhi.
  • At present there are 17 Zonal Railways (including Metro Railway, Kolkata).
  • The Headquarters of Indian Railways is located in New Delhi.

National Symbols of India

  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus formerly known as Victoria Terminus is a historic railway station and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways.
  • Mountain Railways of India (Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (West Bengal), Nilgiri Mountain Railway (Ooty, Tamil Nadu) and Kalka-Shimla Railway (Himachal Pradesh)) are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.

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