EAST CENTRAL RAILWAY:
Ever since its formation on 1st October 2002, East Central Railway has been galloping fast and climbing the ladders of progress step by step. The zone is administratively divided into 5 Divisions - Dhanbad, Danapur, Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (old name Mughal Sarai) Divisions of erstwhile Eastern Railway and Sonpur & Samastipur Divisions of erstwhile North Eastern Railway. In the 20th year, the new-born child, crossing the period of adolescence is now entering the adulthood, creating records, and achieving many firsts.
Rail network comprising 8,680.452 Track Kilometres (TKM) and 4,232.245 Route Kilometres (RKM) of which 3,839.165 Route Kilometres (RKM) is electrified, this zone serves the major portion of Bihar & Jharkhand and minor parts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Our major challenge is to ensure uninterrupted supply of coal to the various power houses located far & wide and at the same time meet the transportation needs of the large and dense population dwelling in the fertile Gangetic plains.
To keep the heritage alive and make the people aware of past glories, a heritage park “Dharohar Gram” in the precincts of head quarter has been opened featuring locomotives of the bygone era – One BG steam Engine is brought from the erstwhile Rohtas Industries Ltd. and another NG Steam Engine from Sugar Mill, Hathua.