North Central Railway zone
|North Central Railway|
13-North Central Railway
|Dates of operation||April 1, 2003–Present|
The North Central Railway is one of the seventeen railway zones in India. The largest railway station in NCR is Kanpur Central. It is headquartered at Allahabad and comprises three divisions: reorganized Allahabad division of the erstwhile Northern Railway, Jhansi division of the erstwhile Central Railway, and new Agra division.
The North Central Railway, in its present form, came into existence on 1 April 2003. The North Central Railway present network extends over a large area of North Central India, covering the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana.
North Central Railway is known as the workhorse of Indian Railways which spreads across three divisions viz Allahabad, Jhansi and Agra. It extends from Ghaziabad (excl.) in the north to Mughalsarai (excl.) in the east on New Delhi-Howrah trunk route and from Palwal (excl.) to Bina (excl.) on New Delhi Mumbai/ Chennai corridor. Rightly referred to as heartbeat of Indian Railways, North Central Railway span over parts of UP, Haryana, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh with about 3062 route km. of BG comprising predominately, double line- electrified sections defining the sides and diagonals of the Golden Quadrilateral. NCR consists of 202 main line stations & 221 branch line stations. This Zone forms a corridor for trains almost directions viz. East to North and North to East a total of 29 pairs of Mail/Express Trains daily West/South to North and North to South/ West total 37 pairs of M/Exp. Trains daily East to Southwest & Southwest to East a total of 25 pairs of Mail/Express Trains daily East to West & West to East a total of 12 pairs of Mail/Express Trains Daily.
Serving the heartland of India, the North Central Railways comprises the following three divisions.
Major Railway Stations:
- Raja ki Mandi
- Agra Cantt
- Achhnera Jn.
- Jhansi Junction
- Aligarh Junction
- Kanpur Central
Workshop & Manpower
There are two workshops on the North Central Railway. Wagon Repair Workshop, Jhansi deals with repairing of wagon stock of Indian Railways. It was established in 1895. Rail Spring Karkhana, Sithouli deals with manufacturing of Coaching Stock springs as well as Locomotive springs.