Indian Railway main logo Welcome to Indian Railways
Search :  
Increase Font size Normal Font Decrease Font size
View Content in Hindi
National Emblem of India

About Us

Divisions

Various Services for Passangers

Tenders

News & Accident Info

Supplier Information

Contact Us



 
Bookmark Mail this page Print this page
QUICK LINKS
History

General Overview of North Eastern Railway

History:

In 1875, a 45 mile rail line from Dalsingsarai to Darbhanga reached out to famine affected areas and became the cornerstone in the history of the North Eastern Railway.

North Eastern Railway came into existence on 14thApril 1952, when two complete railway systems viz. Oudh Tirhoot Railway & Assam Railway and Fatehgarh district of BB & CI Railway were merged into one system and was inaugurated by the first Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru.It stretched from Achnera near Agra in the West to Ledo near the border of West Bengal in the East.

On 15thJanuary 1958, it was divided into two Zones (i) the North East Frontier Railway and (ii) the North Eastern Railway with headquarter at Gorakhpur, comprising of five divisions viz. Izatnagar, Lucknow, Varanasi, Samastipur and Sonepur.

On 1stOctober, 2002, Sonepur and Samastipur divisions of North Eastern Railway were merged with the newly created zone East Central Railway having its headquarter at Hajipur.

Presently, North Eastern Railway has three divisions having headquarters at Varanasi, Lucknow and Izatnagar. This Railway, being a passenger oriented system, provides reliable transportation facility to the people of Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal and Western Bihar and also gives and impetus to the socio-economic and cultural development of the region. This Railway also caters to the transportation needs of neighbouring country Nepal.

The System:

The North Eastern Railway system passes through the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Uttarakhand and runs from West to East. Most of the system is situated north of river Ganga and traverses through basin of river Ganga and touches Nepal border at number of places such as Nepalganj Road, Barhni, Nautanwa. A number of rivers originating in Nepal such as Sharda, Ghaghra, Rapti, Gandak and its various tributaries pass through areas served by this Railway.

Major rivers like Ganga, Gomti, Saryu, etc. cut across the railway system at a number of places. As these rivers are prone to flash floods, many sections of the N.E Railway are vulnerable and are prone to breaches in the rainy season. This Railway is famous for the bridges across the various rivers, each of which is an Engineering masterpiece. 


North Eastern Railway is primarily a passenger oriented system which serves western Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. It passes through major tourist and cultural centres like Varanasi, Sarnath, Lucknow, Allahabad, Kushinagar, Gorakhpur, Lumbini, Ayodhya, Maghar, Mathura etc.

The state-wise* route Km are as follows:

State

B.G.

M.G.

Total

Uttarakhand

150

42

192

Uttar Pradesh

1976

985

2961

Bihar

188

109

297

Total

2314

1136

3450

The division-wise* route Km are as follows:

Division

B.G.

M.G.

Total

Izatnagar

640

390

1030

Lucknow

567

601

1168

Varanasi

1108

144

1252

Total

2315

1135

3450

* As on 31.03.2013.

There are 493 stations, two Mechanical workshops (one each at Gorakhpur and Izatnagar), two diesel sheds (one each at Gonda and Izatnagar), one Engineering workshop at Gorakhpur and one Signal workshop at Gorakhpur, on this Railway.

*************




Source : North Eastern Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 03-12-2014  


  Admin Login | Site Map | Contact Us | RTI | Disclaimer | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy Valid CSS! Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict

© 2010  All Rights Reserved.

This is the Portal of Indian Railways, developed with an objective to enable a single window access to information and services being provided by the various Indian Railways entities. The content in this Portal is the result of a collaborative effort of various Indian Railways Entities and Departments Maintained by CRIS, Ministry of Railways, Government of India.