Guntakal railway division

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Guntakal Railway Division
Shortened form of South Central Railway Zone of Indian Railways.jpg
Guntakal Junction 4.JPG
Guntakal Junction railway station signboard
Reporting markGTL
LocaleAndhra Pradesh, India
Dates of operation1956; 62 years ago (1956)
PredecessorSouthern Railway zone
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Previous gauge1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Electrification25 kV AC, 50 Hz
Length1,451.9 kilometres (902.2 mi)
HeadquartersGuntakal
Websitewww.scr.indianrailways.gov.in

Guntakal Railway Division is one of the six divisions of South Central Railway zone (SCR) of the Indian Railways.[1] The headquarters of the division is at Guntakal and its zonal headquarters is at Secunderabad. This division is second in terms of Route kilometers after secunderabad railway division.

History[edit]

Guntakal division was created in 1956 as a part of the Southern Railway zone. It was transferred to South Central Railway zone on 2 October 1977.[2][3]

Jurisdiction[edit]

It covers the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

  • In Andhra Pradesh it covers a total distance of 1302.9 Route km.
  • In Karnataka it covers a total distance of 142.2 Route km.
  • In Tamil Nadu it covers a total distance of 6.86 Route

Sections and branch lines[edit]

The division has the largest broad gauge route of 1,430.01 km (888.57 mi) and also has the second largest running track of 1,872.47 km (1,163.50 mi) in the South Central Railway zone.[4]

The lines and sections under the jurisdiction of the Guntakal division are listed below:

Route Type of
track
Traction Route
(km.)
GuntakalWadi(Excl)
(km 443.06-671.38)
Double Electric 228.32
Guntakal–Dhone section
(km 365.66-297.12)
single Electric 68.54
Dhone–Nandyal section(Excl)
(km 297.12-256.98)
single Electric 40.14
Nandyal–Yerraguntla section Single Diesel 123.00
Guntakal-Bellary(Excl)
(km 253.45-208.06)
Double Diesel 45.39
Guntakal–Renigunta section
(km 443.06-134.78)
Double Electric 308.28
Guntakal-Dharmavaram single Electric 101.28
Dharmavarm - Pakala Branch line single Diesel 227.42
Gudur-Katpadi Branch line Double & single Electric 198.00
Gooty-Pendekallu single Electric 29.275
Gooty-Kalluru
(km 269.04-239.54)
single Electric 29.50
Kadapa-Pendlimarri section single Diesel 21.8
Total 1451.90

Source:

  • Guntakal Division System map[5]

Note:

  • excl.– Station excluded / not under the divisional jurisdiction
  • km– Kilometer measure of distance between two lines

Stations and categories[edit]

Kadapa Railway Station Premises
Long view of Yerraguntla Junction Station Building
Adoni Railway Station
Chittor railway station Entrance
Jammalamadugu Railway Station Located on newly opened Nandyal-Yerraguntla section
Tadipatri Railway Station Entrance

The below table depicts the stations under the Guntakal division and their category.[6][7]

Category of station No. of stations Names of stations
A-1 1 Tirupati
A 6 Anantapur, Guntakal Junction, Cuddapah Junction, Raichur, Renigunta Junction, Yadgir
B 8 Adoni, Chittoor, Dharmavaram Junction, Gooty Junction, Dhone Junction, Mantralayam, Pakala Junction, Srikalahasti
D 9 Kadiri, Railway Koduru, Krishna, Nalwar, Narayanapet Road, Rajampeta, Tadipatri, Venkatagiri, Yerraguntla Junction
E 90 -
F 20 halt stations
Total 134 -

Performance and earnings[edit]

Guntakal division generates revenue mainly from tourism and freight. There are many religious destinations as well natural tourism spots which draws tourists from various places. The freight revenue is due to the availability of large number natural resources, industries based on these resources and nearby ports.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Central Railway Divisions". Portal of Indian Railways. South Central Railway. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Guntakal division overview". Portal of Indian Railways. South Central Railway. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Divisions". South Central Railway. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  4. ^ "RTI Information". South Central Railway. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Guntakal Division System map" (PDF). South Central Railway. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Category of Stations over Guntakal Division". South Central Railway zone. Portal of Indian Railways. Archived from the original on 15 March 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  7. ^ "http://www.scr.indianrailways.gov.in/view_section.jsp?lang=0Administration". South Central Railway. Retrieved 25 August 2016. External link in |title= (help)