One of the oldest of railway zones, the Northern Railway zone, which has a route of 6807 km, connects Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and Delhi. The headquarters of the zone is in Delhi, where the worlds largest Route Relay Interlocking is operated. The zone being so very broad is further divided into five categories namely Delhi, Ambala, Lucknow, Ferozpur and Moradabad.
The other zones apart from this zone of the Indian Railways are:
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