Kazipet Junction railway station
|Regional rail, Light rail and Goods railway station|
Main entrance of Kazipet railway station
|Location||Main Road, Kazipet, Telangana
|Elevation||292 metres (958 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||South Central Railway zone|
|Structure type||Standard on ground|
|Opened||Between 1874 and 1889|
With the completion of the Kazipet-Balharshah link in 1929, Chennai was directly linked to Delhi.
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.
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."
The Dornakal-Kazipet sector was electrified in 1988-89, the Kazipet-Ramagundam sector in 1987-88 and the Kazipet-Secunderabad sector in 1991-93.
Coal freight from Singareni, Kothagudem, Bellampalli and Balharshah mines account for around 40 per cent of the goods traffic handled by the railways in the Kazipet-Balharshah sector.
A new 201.04 kilometres (124.92 mi) railway line has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs between Balharshah and Kazipet. The new line will be passing through Warangal, Karimnagar and Adilabad in Telangana, and through Chandrapur in Maharashtra. This will facilitate both the passenger traffic and goods movement that include cement, coal and food.
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- "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
|Preceding station||Indian Railways||Following station|
|South Central Railway zone|
|Terminus||South Central Railway zone|