Northern Railway Zone

Northern Railway Zone

About Northern Railway Zone

The Northern Railway Zone is simply abbreviated as “NR” is one of the Indian Railway Zones. Northern Railways is the largest railway zone of Indian Railways. The NR Zone has headquartered at Baroda House near India Gate, New Delhi. The Railway Zone of Northern is about the length of 6968 and consists of mixed track gauge. NRZ has established in the year 14th April of 1952 and also started operations on the same date.

Northern Railways
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NR Zone Divisions

According to the Northern Railways Map (उत्तरी रेलवे क्षेत्र), the NR Zones are divided into 05 divisions and they are of the following:

  • Delhi IR Division located at NCT of Delhi
  • Lucknow IR Division located at Uttar Pradesh State
  • Ambala IR Division located at Haryana
  • Firozpur IR Division located at Punjab
  • Moradabad IR Division located at Uttar Pradesh State

The Ambala and Delhi division of RRB Chandigarh also comes under NR

RRB Chandigarh
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NR Railway Sub Zones

The following are the NR Railway Sub Zones:

Northern Railway Zone Route Maps
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Railway Zone of Northern Workshops

The following are the workshops operated by railway zone of northern:

Workshop

Location

State

Locomotive Workshop Charbagh Railway Station, Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
Carriage & Wagon Workshop Alambagh, Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
Carriage & Wagon Workshop Yamunanagar-Jagadhari Railway Station, Yamunanagar Haryana
Carriage & Wagon Workshop Kalka Haryana
Bridge Workshop Jalandhar Cantonment Punjab
Bridge Workshop Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
Engineering workshop Jalandhar Punjab
Signal & Telecom Workshop Ghaziabad Uttar Pradesh

NRZ Serving Industries

The following are the industries served by NRZ:

  • Firstly, POL Plants
  • Secondly, Cement Plants
  • Thirdly, Thermal Power Plants
NR Zone Divisions
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The above NRZ Serving Industries can explain briefly in the following:

POL Plants

Under POL Plants the following industries are served by the NRZ are Panki, Suchipind at Firozpur, Panipat, Indian Oil Company, IOC (Indian Oil Corporation) and Refinery Plants of IOC

Cement Plants

Under Cement Plants, the following industries are served by the NRZ are Ropar, Gujarat – Ambuja Cement Limited and Ambala (Through Kiratpur Station on the division of Ambala)

NRZ
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Thermal Power Plants

Under Thermal Power Plants the following industries are served by the NRZ are Bhatinda, Roopnagar, and Lehra Mohabbat

Northern Railways
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The Other Industries serving by Northern Railway Zone

The following are the Other Industries serving by Northern Railway Zone:

  • Firstly, Fertilizers Industries
  • Secondly, Distilleries
  • Thirdly, Sugar Mills
  • HAL
  • Potteries
  • BHEL
  • Cycle Industries
  • Western Indian Match Company
  • Asbestos
  • Turpentine & Raisin Company
  • Lastly, Scooter Factories

Northern Railways Covering States

The following are the Northern Railways that spreads across the states:

  • Firstly, Punjab
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Chandigarh
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Haryana
  • Also, Uttaranchal

Important Details of NR Indian Railway