Indian Railways

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Indian Railways (Hindi: भारतीय रेल Bhāratīya Rail), abbreviated as IR (Hindi: भा.रे.), is the state-owned railway company of India, which owns and operates most of the country's rail transport. It is overseen by the Ministry of Railways of the Government of India.

Indian Railways has more than 64,015 kilometres (39,777 mi)[5] of track and 6,909 stations. It has the world's fourth largest railway network after that of the United States, Russia and China.[5] The railways traverse the length and breadth of the country and carry over 20 million passengers and 2 million tons of freight daily.[6][7] It is one of the world's largest commercial or utility employers, with more than 1.6 million employees.[6][8] As to rolling stock, IR owns over
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East Coast ECoR 2003, April 1 Bhubaneswar Khurda Road, Sambalpur, Visakhapatnam
4. Eastern ER 1952, April Kolkata Howrah, Sealdah, Asansol, Malda
5. North Central NCR 2003, April 1 Allahabad Allahabad, Agra, Jhansi
6. North Eastern NER 1952 Gorakhpur Izzatnagar, Lucknow, Varanasi
7. North Western NWR 2002, October 1 Jaipur Jaipur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur
8. Northeast Frontier NFR 1958 Guwahati Alipurduar, Katihar, Rangia, Lumding, Tinsukia
9. Northern NR 1952, April 14 Delhi Delhi, Ambala, Firozpur, Lucknow, Moradabad
10. South Central SCR 1966, October 2 Secunderabad Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Guntakal, Guntur, Nanded, Vijayawada
11. South East Central SECR 2003, April 1 Bilaspur Bilaspur, Raipur, Nagpur
12. South Eastern SER 1955 Kolkata Adra, Chakradharpur, Kharagpur, Ranchi
13. South Western SWR 2003, April 1 Hubli Hubli, Bangalore, Mysore
14. Southern SR 1951, April 14 Chennai Chennai, Madurai, Palakkad, Salem, Tiruchchirapalli, Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)
15. West Central WCR 2003, April 1 Jabalpur Jabalpur, Bhopal, Kota
16. Western WR 1951, November 5 Mumbai Mumbai Central, Ratlam, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Vadodara

[edit] Recruitment and training WDM-3A diesel passenger and freight locomotive of Indian Railways at Shantiniketan, IndiaWith approximately 1.6 million employees, Indian Railways is the country's single largest employer.[13] Staff are classified into gazetted (Group A and B)
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