Kazipet Junction railway station

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Kazipet Junction
Regional rail, Light rail and Goods railway station
Main entrance Kazipet.JPG
Main entrance of Kazipet railway station
Location Main Road, Kazipet, Dist: Warangal Urban, Telangana
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)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by South Central Railway zone
Line(s) Kazipet-Secunderabad section
Kazipet-Vijayawada section
Kazipet-Nagapur section
Platforms 3
Construction
Structure type Standard on ground
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code KZJ
Division(s) Secunderabad
History
Opened Between 1874 and 1889
Location
Kazipet railway station is located in Telangana
Kazipet railway station
Kazipet railway station
Location in Telangana

Kazipet junction railway station (station code:KZJ) is located in Warangal Urban district of Telangana It acts as a Junction point for Secunderabad, Peddapalli and Dornakal Junctions.

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-Peddapalli sector in 1987-88 and the Kazipet-Secunderabad sector in 1991-93.[4]

Amenities[edit]

Kazipet railway station[5] has computerized reservation counters, retiring room, waiting room, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshments and book stall.[6]

Economy[edit]

Platforms 1 and 2

Coal freight from Singareni, Kothagudem, Ramagundam, Bellampalli and Balharshah mines account for around 40 per cent of the goods traffic handled by the railways in the Kazipet-Balharshah sector.[7]

Developments[edit]

A new 201.04 kilometres (124.92 mi) railway line has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs between [Balharshah Junction railway station] and Kazipet. The new line will be passing through Warangal, Peddapalli, Mancherial and Asifabad districts in Telangana, and through Chandrapur in Maharashtra.[8] This will facilitate both the passenger traffic and goods movement that include cement, coal and food.[9]

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.[10]

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 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hyderabad - Imperial Gazetteer of India". IRFCA. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Kazipet". TSI. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Kazipet to Visakhapatnam trains". Make My Trip. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Reddy, V. Ramakrishna (1987). Economic history of Hyderabad State : Warangal Suba, 1911–1950. Delhi: Gian Pub. House. p. 523. ISBN 8121200997. 
  8. ^ "Cabinet approves construction of third line between Ballarshah-Kazipet". Business Standard. 24 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "New rail line between Kazipet and Ballarshah". The Times of India. Hyderabad. 25 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  10. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 26 November 2013.  warangal urban kazipet rilway junction disel loco shed selected international qulity certificate on october -2017

External links[edit]

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Terminus South Central Railway zone
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