Duvvada railway station

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Duvvada
దువ్వాడ
दुव्वाड
Indian Railway Station
Kaziranga Express (SBC-Guwahati) at Duvvada.jpg
Kaziranga Express (SBC-Guwahati) at Duvvada Railway Station
Station statistics
Address Duvvada, Visakhapatnam dt., Andhra Pradesh
India
Coordinates 17°42′12″N 83°09′07″E / 17.70333°N 83.15184°E / 17.70333; 83.15184Coordinates: 17°42′12″N 83°09′07″E / 17.70333°N 83.15184°E / 17.70333; 83.15184
Elevation 46 m (151 ft)
Line(s) Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada section of Howrah-Chennai main line
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Platforms 4
Tracks Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Parking Available
Baggage check Not available
Other information
Station code DVD
Zone(s) East Coast Railway
Division(s) Waltair
Station status Functioning
Location
Duvvada railway station is located in Andhra Pradesh
Duvvada railway station
Duvvada railway station
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Location in Andhra Pradesh

Duvvada railway station, located in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, serves Duvvada in Visakhapatnam district.

History[edit]

Between 1893 and 1896, 1,288 km (800 mi) of the East Coast State Railway was opened for traffic. In 1898-99, Bengal Nagpur Railway was linked to the lines in southern India.[1]

Visakhapatnam Steel Plant was established in the 1980s and the first coke oven battery was commissioned in 1989.[2]

Development[edit]

With the expansion of Visakhapatnam city, particularly with the setting up of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant large groups of people started living away from the main city. People inhabiting neighbourhoods such as Aganampudi, Lankelapalem, Paravada, NTPC township, Pharma City and Ukkunagaram needed a large railway station nearer to their place of living. Duvvada railway station serves the population in the southern outskirts of Visakhapatnam.[3]

Passenger movement[edit]

Duvvada railway station serves about 108,000 passengers on a daily basis.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Visakhapatnam Steel Plant". Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  3. ^ "Appeal for better amenities at Duvvada". The Hindu, 18 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  4. ^ "Duvvada (DVD)". India Rail Enquiry. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
East Coast Railway zone
Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada section of Howrah-Chennai main line