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Kazipet Junction railway station

Coordinates: 17°58′26″N 79°30′40″E / 17.974°N 79.511°E / 17.974; 79.511
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Kazipet Junction
Indian Railways station
Main entrance of Kazipet railway station
General information
LocationMain Road, Kazipet, Hanamkonda district, Telangana
 India
Coordinates17°58′26″N 79°30′40″E / 17.974°N 79.511°E / 17.974; 79.511
Elevation292 metres (958 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouth Central Railways
Line(s)Kazipet–Secunderabad section,
Kazipet–Vijayawada section,
Kazipet–Nagpur section
Platforms3
Tracks6
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
AccessibleDisabled access Available
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeKZJ
Zone(s) South Central Railway zone
Division(s) Secunderabad
History
OpenedBetween 1874 and 1889
ElectrifiedYes
Location
Kazipet Junction is located in Telangana
Kazipet Junction
Kazipet Junction
Location within Telangana
Kazipet Junction is located in India
Kazipet Junction
Kazipet Junction
Kazipet Junction (India)

Kazipet Junction railway station (station code:- KZJ)[1] is located in Hanamkonda district of Telangana. It is a crucial railway junction connecting Northern and Southern India.

History

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With the completion of the Kazipet–Balharshah link in 1929, Chennai was directly linked to Delhi.[2][3]

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.[4]

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."[5]

Electrification

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The Dornakal–Kazipet sector was electrified in 1988–89, the Kazipet–Ramagundam sector in 1987–88 and the Kazipet–Secunderabad sector in 1991–93.[6]

Amenities

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Kazipet railway station[7] has computerized reservation counters, retiring room, waiting room, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshments and book stall.[8]

Economy

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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.[9]

Developments

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A new 201.04 kilometres (124.92 mi) railway line has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs between Balharshah Junction and Kazipet. The new line will be passing through Warangal, Ramagundam, Mancherial and Asifabad districts in Telangana, and through Chandrapur in Maharashtra.[10] This will facilitate both the passenger traffic and goods movement that include cement, coal and food.[11]

In October 2023, the Hadapsar-Hyderabad Express was extended to Kazipet.[12]

Diesel Loco shed, Kazipet

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Kazipet Diesel Loco Shed houses WDM-2, WDM-3A, WDG-3A and WDG-4 locos. Opened in 2006

SN Locomotives HP Quantity
1. WAG-7 5350 140
2. WDG-4/4D 4000/4500 75
Total Locomotives Active as of July 2024 215

References

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  1. ^ "Station Code Index" (PDF). Portal of Indian Railways. 2015. p. 46. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  2. ^ "IR History: Early Days – III". Chronology of railways in India, Part 3 (1900–1947). Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  3. ^ "He was way ahead of his time". Deccan Herald. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 25 December 2021.
  4. ^ "IR History:Early days II". 1870–1899. IRFCA. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Hyderabad – Imperial Gazetteer of India". IRFCA. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Kazipet". TSI. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Kazipet to Visakhapatnam trains". Make My Trip. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  9. ^ Reddy, V. Ramakrishna (1987). Economic history of Hyderabad State : Warangal Suba, 1911–1950. Delhi: Gian Pub. House. p. 523. ISBN 8121200997.
  10. ^ "Cabinet approves construction of third line between Ballarshah–Kazipet". Business Standard. 24 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  11. ^ "New rail line between Kazipet and Ballarshah". The Times of India. Hyderabad. 25 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Four train services extended, to be flagged off from Telangana on October 9 - the New Indian Express".
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Preceding station Indian Railways Following station
Terminus South Central Railway zone Hasanparthi Road
towards ?
South Central Railway zone Warangal
towards ?
South Central Railway zone Pindial
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