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Zonal Railways : East Central Railway
About East Central Railway:
Prior to 1996-97, Indian Railway consisted of nine Zones. On
16.06.96, Ministry of Railways decided to setup six new Zones to be carved out
of the existing network of Indian Railway by reorganization of the existing
zones. East Central Railway with its Headquarters at Hajipur in Bihar is one of
these six new zones.
East Central Railway was inaugurated on 08.09.96 and an Officer on Special Duty of the rank of General Manager was posted.
Construction of temporary Zonal Office Building for E. C. Railway covering 3100 sqm. area was completed in June, 97 and core group of Officers and staff posted. E. C. Railway started functioning by looking after some of the activities of Sonpur and Samastipur Division.
Though the Zone was first set up on September 8, 1996 with Headquarters at Hajipur, Bihar, it became operational on 1st October, 2002. East Central Railway was carved out ofEastern and North Eastern Railway consisting of the divisions namely Dhanbad, Danapur, Mughalsarai from Eastern Railways and Sonepur and Samastipur out of North Eastern Railway. The last eleven years of its existence has been full of challenges and every obstacle was dealt in a dedicated manner despite constraints of work force and infrastructure.
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