Rajahmundry railway station

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Rajahmundry
రాజమండ్రి
राजमंड्रि
Indian Railway Station
Rajahmundry Railway station 01.JPG
Name board at Rajahmundry Railway station
Station statistics
Address Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh
India
Coordinates 16°59′05″N 81°47′04″E / 16.9846°N 81.7845°E / 16.9846; 81.7845Coordinates: 16°59′05″N 81°47′04″E / 16.9846°N 81.7845°E / 16.9846; 81.7845
Elevation 14 m (46 ft)
Line(s) Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada section of Howrah-Chennai main line
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Platforms 3
Tracks Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Parking Available
Baggage check Not available
Other information
Station code RJY
Zone(s) South Central Railway
Division(s) Vijayawada
Station status Functioning
Location
Rajahmundry railway station is located in Andhra Pradesh
Rajahmundry railway station
Rajahmundry railway station
Location in Andhra Pradesh

Rajahmundry railway station, located in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, serves Rajahmundry in East Godavari district.

History[edit]

The Godavari Dam Construction Railway was used for transporting materials for the construction of the Dowlaisweram Anicut at Rajahmundry around 1845. The project was completed in 1852 and the railway was closed down.[1]

Between 1893 and 1896, 1,288 km (800 mi) of the East Coast State Railway, between Vijayawada and Cuttack was opened for traffic.[2] The construction of the Old Godavari Bridge in 1897[3][4] and construction of the Vijayawada-Madras link in 1899 enabled the through running of trains.[3] The southern part of the East Coast State Railway (from Waltair to Vijayawada) was taken over by Madras Railway in 1901.[5]

Busy station[edit]

Rajahmundry railway station is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[6]

As of 2013, 22 express and superfast trains stopped at Rajahmundry.[7]

Rs. 36 million has been spent on improving amenities at Rajahmundry railway station.[8]

Station category[edit]

Rajahmundry is one of the eighteen 'A' category stations in the Vijayawada Division of South Central Railway. Rajahmundry is also one of the ten moel stations in the division.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Darvill, Simon. "India’s first railways". Godavari Dam Construction Railway. IRFCA. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "IR History:Early days II". 1870-1899. IRFCA. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Address Resolution Protocol  Earthling . "Godavari River". En.academic.ru. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "IR History: Part III (1900-1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "’Kotipalli Narsapur line needs funds’". The Hindu. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Railway GM inspects amenities at Rajahmundry". The Hindu. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Vijayawada Division – a profile". Indian Railways. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 

External links[edit]

Rajahmundry travel guide from Wikivoyage

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