PHYSICAL MAP OF AMBALA DIVISION
STATION NAMES WITH CODE & KILOMETERS
ORGANISATION CHART OF AMBALA DIVISION
The Ambala division is headed by Divisional Railway Manager (DRM). This Division is the newest member of the Northern Railway family. It was created on July 1, 1987 by transferring 639 kms from the Delhi Division and 348 kms from the Firozpur Division. Ambala became fully operational with effect from August 15, 1988. 62% of the Division is in Punjab while the remaining portion serves Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and the Union territory of Chandigarh. The division has 137 stations and includes the famous and picturesque Kalka-Shimla narrow-gauge section. Besides carrying prestigious passenger trains connecting Punjab with the rest of the country, the Division is an important freight handling center. Outward traffic includes food grains, fertilizer and cement. on an average, 1.6 lakh passengers are booked everyday.
|General Information about Ambala division (as on March 2021)|
|Route Kilometers Total/Electrified||1138.59 / 441.70|
|Track Kilometers Total/Electrified||2201.49 / 1069.50|
|Number of Stations||137|
|Staff Sanction Strength||18061|
|Staff on Roll||14884|
|Passengers Booked in 19-20/20-21||6.387 / 0.308 crores|
|Total loading in 19-20/20-21||13.26 / 16.87 mn tonnes|
|Passengers Earningsin 19-20/20-21||655.12 / 126.84 crores|
|Other Coaching Earnings in 19-20/20-21||66.98 / 12.86 crores|
|Goods Earnings in 19-20/20-21||1763.66 / 2368.16 crores|
|Sundry Earnings in 19-20/20-21||68.23 / 19.72 crores|
|Total Earnings in 19-20/20-21||2553.98 / 2527.58 crores|
|Ticket Checking Earnings in 19-20/20-21||45.219 / 2.77 crores|
|Principal Commodities Outward||Foodgrain, Fertilizer, Cement,Container, Auto Mobile, Sugar |
|Principal Commodities Inward||Coal, Iron, Industrial Salt, Gunny Bags, Cotton|
KALKA SHIMLA SECTION
Ambala Division is the proud custodian of "WORLD HERITAGE SITE-KALKA SHIMLA RAILWAY". The heritage status to KSR was awarded on 10th July, 2008 by UNESCO.
Shimla (then spelt Simla) was settled by the British shortly after the first Anglo- Gurkha war and is located at 7,116 feet(2,169m) in the foothills of the Himalaya. By the 1830s, Shimla had already developed as a major base for the British. It became the summer capital of British India in 1864, and also the Headquarters of the British army in India. The Kalka- Shimla Railway was built to connect Shimla, the summer capital of India during the British Raj, with the Indian rail system.