East Coast Railway Zone
The East Coast Railway (ECoR) is one of the sixteen railway zones of Indian Railways came into existence from 1 April 2003.
Earlier the East Coast Railway was under the South Eastern Railway, headquartered at the city of Kolkata, West Bengal and now it is been divided to form a new railway zone of the Indian Railways.
The geographical jurisdiction of this railway zone extends over three states encompassing almost all of Orissa along with parts of Srikakulam, Vizainagaram and Visakhapatnam districts of northeastern Andhra Pradesh and Bastar and Dantewada districts of Chhatisgarh state.
Bhubaneswar in Orissa is the zonal headquarters.
There are Sambalpur, Khurda Road and Waltair divisions in East Coast Railway.
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—Doris Lessing (b. 1919)
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—Angela Carter (19401992)
“The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation.”
—Benjamin Disraeli (18041881)
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Oer the raging billows borne.
Men from England bought and sold me,
Paid my price in paltry gold;
But, though theirs they have enrolld me,
Minds are never to be sold.”
—William Cowper (17311800)