A schematic map of the Indian Railways network, showing the various zones.The headquarters of the Indian Railways inNew Delhi
Indian Railways is divided into zones, which are further sub-divided into divisions. The number of zones in Indian Railways increased from six to eight in 1951, nine in 1952, and finally 16 in2003. Each zonal railway is made up of a certain number of divisions, each having a divisionalheadquarters. There are a total of sixty-seven divisions.
TheKolkata Metrois owned and operated by Indian Railways, but is not a part of any of thezones. It is administratively considered to have the status of a zonal railway.
Each of the sixteen zones, as well as the Kolkata Metro, is headed by a General Manager (GM)who reports directly to the Railway Board. The zones are further divided into divisions under thecontrol of Divisional Railway Managers (DRM). The divisional officers of engineering,mechanical, electrical, signal and telecommunication, accounts, personnel, operating,