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A SHORT HISTORY OF SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
The South Eastern Railway, formed after re-organization of the indian Railways on 1st August, 1955, was the successor of famous Bengal-Nagpur Railway (BNR) established in 1887. The South Eastern Railway trifurcated into three Zonal Railways w.e.f. 1st April’2003 – East Coast Railway, East Central Railway and South Eastern Railway. SER is headquartered at Garden Reach, Kolkata.
Carrying the rich legacy of erstwhile Bengal-Nagpur Railway, South Eastern Railway in its physical spread occupies only 4% of total route kilometers; it generates nearly 14% originating freight loading of Indian Railways. This Railway is famous for Iron Ore loading. After trifurcation, South Eastern Railway gradually improved the loading from the finacial year 2003-04, 69.15 MT to 2009-10, 125.91 MT. In the finanacial year 2010-11this railway failed to achieve the target due to sharp drop of Iron Ore demand and ultimately loaded 123.12 MT.
The South Eastern Railway (SER) is one of the sixteen railway zones in India. It is headquartered at Garden Reach, Kolkata. It comprises of four divisions: