The Eastern Railway is among the 17 zones of the Indian Railways. Its headquarted at Fairley Place, Kolkataand comprises four divisions: Howrah, Malda, Sealdah, and Asansol. The East Indian Railway (EIR) Company was incorporated in 1845 to connect East India with Delhi. The first train ran here between Howrahand Hooghly on 15 August 1854. The Eastern Railway was formed in 1952.