East Coast Railway
East Coast Railway forms an integral part of the Indian Railways. It became fully operational from 1st April, 2003. In a very short span of time, East Coast Railway has made significant contributions to the revenue generated by Indian Railways. It is now counted as one of the most important part of the 16 Indian Railways zone.
The headquarters of East Coast Railway is located in Bhubaneshwar, Orissa. East Coast Railway cater to the transport needs of the following Indian states:
- Andhra Pradesh
East Coast Railway Services
The different services offered by East Coast Railway have been highlighted below.
- Passenger Services
- Freight Services
- Special Trains
- Tourist Cars and Reserved Carriages
- Vigilance Complaint Redressal
- Public Grievance Redressal
From the year of its establishment, East Coast Railway has witnessed a steady rise in the number of passengers availing its services. The table below shows the annual statistical data related to East Coast Railway.
||Passenger count (in Millions)
||Loading (in Million Tonnes)
||Revenue (Rs. in Crores)
There is an increasing demand for transport facilities in Eastern India. Several mineral industries, steel plants, chemical plants and fertilizer plants would become operational in that part of the country. Expansion plans have been created to cover ports like Gopalpur, Visakhapatnam and Paradeep.
The annual passenger count, the number of loadings and the revenues generated by East Coast Railway are likely to witness a sharp rise in future years.