Guntur Junction railway station

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Guntur junction railway station
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Guntur Junction railway station
Location Guntur, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh
India
Coordinates 16°18′03″N 80°26′34″E / 16.3008°N 80.4428°E / 16.3008; 80.4428Coordinates: 16°18′03″N 80°26′34″E / 16.3008°N 80.4428°E / 16.3008; 80.4428
Operated by Indian Railways
Line(s) Guntur-Tenali section, Guntur-Krishna canal section, Nallapadu- Pagidipalli section, Nallapadu-Guntakal section
Platforms 7
Construction
Structure type On ground
Parking Available
Disabled access Handicapped/disabled access
Other information
Station code GNT
Zone(s) South Central Railway
Division(s) Guntur
History
Opened 1 April 2003; 15 years ago (1 April 2003)
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
TerminusGuntur-Krishna Canal section
TerminusGuntur-Tenali section
Guntur-Nallapadu SectionTerminus

Guntur railway station (station code:GNT)[1] is an Indian railway station in Guntur of Andhra Pradesh. It is situated on Krishna Canal-Guntur section of Guntur railway division in South Central Railway zone.[2][3] It is 295th most busiest railway station in India.[4]

History[edit]

The first rail lines in Guntur are of Metre Gauge line opened Guntur-Repalle section in year 1916[5] and later between Guntur and Hubli/Goa.Later a Broad Gauge rail line was built between GNT/VJA towards Howrah with the completion of Prakasam Barrage on River Krishna. By the end of the 20th century Guntur had 4 different railway lines passing through its junction.[citation needed]That railway lines is Guntur-Tenali section, Guntur-Vijayawada section, Guntur-Nallapadu-Guntakal section, Guntur-Nallapadu-Pagidipalli section.

Structure and amenities[edit]

Guntur Railway Junction west terminal reservation office

The station is spread over an area of 43,146 m2 (464,420 sq ft), maintained by 32 employees.[2] There are a total of seven platforms with inter-connected subway system. The station has East and West terminals equipped with reservation counters. It has 2 pit lines for primary maintenance of Trains originating from here.Palnadu Express, Simhadri Express, Golconda Express and some other passenger trains are maintained here.

Classification[edit]

Guntur Junction railway station is an A–category station. It is recognized as a Model station, Adarsh station and Touch & Feel (Modern Stations) in the Guntur railway division.[6]It is identified and selected by central government as one of the station to be developed with international standards in the state of Andhra Pradesh. A budget of Rs.25 crores sanctioned for this purpose.[7]

Performance and earnings[edit]

On an average, the passenger traffic of the station stands at 25,438 per day. Everyday, a total of 44 express, 46 passenger and 18 EMU/DMU trains halt at the station. The station annually handles 7.01 MT of cargo and the average income generated by freight transport is 20.736 million (US$290,000).[2]

The below table lists the passenger earnings of the station of the previous years.[2][8]

Passenger Earnings
Year Earnings
(in Lakhs)
2011-12 3467.30
2012–13 3648.00
2013–14 4523.27
2014–15 4980.39

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Code Index" (PDF). Portal of Indian Railways. p. 45. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Evolution of Guntur Division" (PDF). South Central Railway. p. 9,11. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Station: Nellore". South Central Railway – Indian Railways. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  4. ^ "BUSIEST TRAIN STATIONS INDIA".
  5. ^ Andhra Pradesh District Gazetteers: Guntur by Andhra Pradesh (India), Bh Sivasankaranarayana, M. V. Rajagopal – 1977 – Page 188 In the years that followed, railway lines connecting Madras to Vijayawada (via) Tenali (1 898), Guntur to Repalle (1916) and Guntur to Macherla (1930) were opened.
  6. ^ "Guntur Division" (PDF). South Central Railway. pp. 9, 11. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  7. ^ "కేంద్ర ప్రకటన: ఏపీలోని 4 రైల్వే స్టేషన్లకు అంతర్జాతీయ హోదా". https://telugu.oneindia.com (in Telugu). Retrieved 2018-04-04. External link in |work= (help)
  8. ^ "GUNTUR JN".