Kazipet railway station

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Kazipet
Indian Railway Junction Station
Main entrance Kazipet.JPG
Main entrance of Kazipet railway station
Station statistics
Address Main Road, Kazipet
India
Coordinates 17°58′26″N 79°30′40″E / 17.974°N 79.511°E / 17.974; 79.511Coordinates: 17°58′26″N 79°30′40″E / 17.974°N 79.511°E / 17.974; 79.511
Elevation 292 metres (958 ft)
Line(s) Kazipet-Hyderabad section
Kazipet-Vijayawada section
Kazipet-Nagapur section
Structure type Standard on ground
Platforms 3
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities No
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened Between 1874 and 1889
Station code KZJ
Division(s) Secunderabad
Owned by Indian Railways
Operator South Central Railway
Station status Functioning
Location
Kazipet railway station is located in Telangana
Kazipet railway station
Kazipet railway station
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Location in Telangana

Kazipet railway station is located in Warangal district of Telangana and serves Kazipet.

History[edit]

With the completion of the Kazipet-Balharshah link in 1929, Chennai was directly linked to Delhi.[1]

The Wadi-Secunderabad line was built in 1874 with financing by the Nizam of Hyderabad. It later became part of Nizam's Guaranteed State Railway. In 1889, the main line of the Nizam’s Guaranteed State Railway was extended to Vijayawada, then known as Bezwada.[2]

As of 1909, "From Wadi on the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, the Nizam's Guaranteed State Railway runs east to Warangal and then south-east towards Bezwada on the East Coast section of the Madras Railway."[3]

Electrification[edit]

The Dornakal-Kazipet sector was electrified in 1988-89, the Kazipet-Ramagundam sector in 1987-88 and the Kazipet-Secunderabad sector in 1991-93.[4]

Amenities[edit]

Kazipet railway station has computerized reservation counters, retiring room, waiting room, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshments and book stall.[5]

Economy[edit]

Coal freight from Singareni, Kothagudem, Bellampalli and Balharshah mines account for around 40 per cent of the goods traffic handled by the railways in the Kazipet-Balharshah sector.[6]

Loco sheds[edit]

Kazipet diesel loco shed houses WDM-2, WDM-3A, WDG-3A and WDG-4 locos. Opened in 2006, Kazipet electric loco shed houses 150+ WAG-7 locos. There is a coaching maintenance depot at Kazipet.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IR History: Early Days – III". Chronology of railways in India, Part 3 (1900-1947). Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "IR History:Early days II". 1870-1899. IRFCA. Retrieved 26 November. 
  3. ^ "Hyderabad - Imperial Gazetteer of India". IRFCA. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Kazipet to Visakhapatnam trains". Make My Trip. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Economic History of Hyderabad State: Warangal Suba, 1911-1950, by V.Ramakrishna Reddy, p. 582<
  7. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 

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