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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 freight loading from 69.15 MT in FY 2003-04  to 171.96 MT in FY 2019-20.

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:

  1. Adra Division
  2. Chakradharpur Division
  3. Kharagpur Division
  4. Ranchi Division




Source : South Eastern Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 18-03-2021  


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