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South East Central Railway

East Central Railway figures among major railway zones of Indian Railway. It is termed as one of the youngest zones belonging to Indian Railway. South East Railway zone became functional from 20th September, 1998. Later, it was dedicated to the nation on 5th April, 2003. There are 3 open line divisions functional under South East Central Railway. These are known as:

  • Nagpur Division
  • Bilaspur Division
  • Raipur Division

South East Central Railway is the most techno-savvy and developed railway zone of the Indian Railway. The zone witnesses huge passenger and freight traffic round the year. With its improved and technologically advanced signalling system, a good number of passengers’ amenities and neat and clean stations, South East Central Railway holds respectable place among all the zones of the Indian Railway.

Some of the important stations which fall under the jurisdiction of South East Central Railway are as follows:

  • Balaghat
  • Nainpur
  • Gondia
  • Anupur
  • Bilaspur
  • Champa
  • Raigarh
  • Durg
  • Raipur

Geographical jurisdiction

South East Central Railway has its headquarters located in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. The network of South East Central Railway is expanded over large parts of 3 states which are as follows:

  • Maharashtra
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Chhattisgarh

South East Central Railway Services

South East Central Railway offers several services for the benefit of the public concerned. Some of these services include:

  • Passenger service
  • Freight service
  • Luggage service
  • Parcel service
  • Special trains
  • Medical services
  • Safety and security
  • Vigilance service

The areas which fall under the jurisdiction of South East Central Railway are very rich in different minerals, cement and food grain. So, freight takes a boost and registers high traffic in different divisions of the zone. Goods which are loaded and shipped out of South East Central railway include coal, cement, clinker, sponge iron, pig iron, iron ore, steel, ash, fertilizer and food grain.

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