Guntakal Junction railway station

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Guntakal Junction
Express train and Passenger train station
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Guntakal Junction railway station
LocationGuntakal, Andhra pradesh
India
Coordinates15°10′30″N 77°22′01″E / 15.175°N 77.367°E / 15.175; 77.367Coordinates: 15°10′30″N 77°22′01″E / 15.175°N 77.367°E / 15.175; 77.367
Elevation453.000 metres (1,486.220 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouth Central Railway
Line(s)Guntakal-Chennai line
Guntakal-Solapur section
Guntakal-Bangalore section
Guntakal-Vasco da Gama section
Guntakal-Vijayawada section
Platforms10 (6 running, 1 to run shortly, 3 to be constructed)
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeGTL
Division(s) Guntakal
History
Opened1872; 146 years ago (1872)
ElectrifiedYes
Location
Guntakal railway station is located in Andhra Pradesh
Guntakal railway station
Guntakal railway station
Location in Andhra Pradesh

Guntakal Junction railway station (station code:GTL)[1] is located in Anantapur district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and serves Guntakal. It is a junction station at the intersection point of the Mumbai-Chennai line, the Vijayawada-Margao line and the Guntakal-Bengaluru line.

History[edit]

During the period 1861-1871 Madras Railway extended its Chennai-Arakonnam line to Raichur to join the Great Indian Peninsula Railway line, thereby linking Mumbai and Chennai with a 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge line in 1871.[2]

During 1888 to 1890 Southern Mahratta Railway developed a metre gauge line from Vijayawada to Margao, passing through Guntakal.[3]

The Guntakal-Bangalore line was opened in 1892-93.[4] The metre gauge Guntakal-Mysore Frontier Railway was opened in 1893. It was operated by Southern Mahrata Railway.[5]

Electrification[edit]

The Electrification of Guntakal-Renigunta Section of 310 Route Km's completed in 2013.[6] The Electrification of Guntakal-Bangalore Section of 293 Route Km's completed in 2016.[7] The Electrification of Guntakal-Wadi Section of 228 Route Km's completed in 2017.[8] The Electrification of Guntakal-Guntur Section of 430 Route Km's is in under active process till now 234 Route Km's has been electrified in first phase. Phase 1 Consist of 165 Route Km between Nallapadu-Cumbum and 69 Route Km's of Guntakal-Dhone Section till now electrified.[9]

Sheds[edit]

Diesel Loco Shed, Guntakal was started as a metre gauge shed but after gauge conversions in Guntakal and Hubli divisions a broad gauge shed was opened in 1995. It houses WDM-2, WDM-3A, WDM-3D, WDG-3A, WDG-3A and WDG4 locos. There is a coaching maintenance depot at Guntakal.[10] Since after overhaul with Electric Traction, Indian railways also sanctioned Electric Loco shed.[11]

Junction[edit]

The Guntakal Railway Station is a junction of tracks from 8 routes to Guntakal:

  • Guntakal-Guntur-Vijayawada-Howrah/New Delhi.
  • Guntakal-Ballari-Hubli-Vaso Da Gama.
  • Guntakal-Gooty-Anantapur- Dharmavarm-Banglore/Tirupati.
  • Guntakal-Renigunta-Chennai.
  • Guntakal-Pune-Mumbai.
  • Guntakal-Kurnool-Kacheguda
  • Guntakal-Kalluru-Anantapur
  • Guntakal-Adoni-Raichur

Classification[edit]

Guntakal Junction is classified as an A–category station in the Guntakal railway division.[12]

Other stations[edit]

  • Guntakal west Railway Station
  • Guntakal Bypass Railway Station
  • Timmanacherla Railway Station
  • Hanuman Circle Railway Station

Amenities[edit]

  • Guntakal Junction railway station has computerized reservation counters, waiting room, retiring room, non-vegetarian refreshment stall, light refreshment stall, tea stall and book stall.[13]
  • Guntakal junction has 7 Platforms and each can handle a train with more than 24 Coaches . Daily 55 pairs of passenger trains passing through this junction and having halt more than 15 minutes .
  • Guntakal junction opened its new booking office and entrance near the newly constructed platform no.1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Code Index" (PDF). Portal of Indian Railways. p. 2. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  2. ^ John Hurd, Ian J. Kerr, India’s Railway History: A Research Handbook, page 177
  3. ^ "IR History:Early days II". 1870-1899. IRFCA. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  4. ^ W. Francis. "Gazetteer of South India". Vol II, page 479. Mittal Publications, A 110 Mohan Garden, New Delhi – 110059. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Guntakal-Mysore Frontier Railway". fibis. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  6. ^ http://m.timesofindia.com/city/hyderabad/South-Central-Railway-completes-electrification-of-Guntakal-Renigunta-section/articleshow/27438885.cms
  7. ^ http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/infrastructure/single-view/view/bangalore-electrification-commissioned.html
  8. ^ http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/main-line/wadi-guntakal-line-electrification-completed.html
  9. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-telangana/two-major-routes-under-scr-jurisdiction-electrified/article18477680.ece
  10. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  11. ^ http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Andhra-Pradesh/2016-02-25/Guntakal-division-seeks-funds-for-rail-lines/209598
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ "Guntakal to Chennai trains". Make My Trip. Retrieved 9 December 2013.

External links[edit]

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