Rajahmundry railway station

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Rajahmundry
Indian Railway Station
Rajahmundry Railway Station.jpg
Front View Of Rajahmundry Railway station
Location Rajahmundry City, Andhra Pradesh
India
Coordinates 16°59′05″N 81°47′04″E / 16.9846°N 81.7845°E / 16.9846; 81.7845Coordinates: 16°59′05″N 81°47′04″E / 16.9846°N 81.7845°E / 16.9846; 81.7845
Elevation 14 m (46 ft)
Line(s) Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada section of Howrah-Chennai main line
Platforms 5(4,5 newly constructed)
Tracks Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Available
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code RJY
Zone(s) South Central Railway
Division(s) Vijayawada
Electrified yes
Location
Rajahmundry City railway station is located in Andhra Pradesh
Rajahmundry City railway station
Rajahmundry City railway station
Location in Andhra Pradesh

Rajahmundry railway station (station code:RJY)[1], located in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, serves Rajahmundry in East Godavari district. It is administered under Vijayawada railway division of South Central Railway zone.Rajahmundry railway station has computerised reservation facilities (with all-India linkage), waiting room, retiring room, light refreshment facilities and book stall.[2] It is 46th most busiest railway station in India.[3]

History[edit]

The Godavari Dam Construction Railway was used for transporting materials for the construction of the Dowlaisweram Anicut at Rajahmundry around 1845. The project was completed in 1852 and the railway was closed down.[4]

Between 1893 and 1896, 1,288 km (800 mi) of the East Coast State Railway, between Vijayawada and Cuttack was opened for traffic.[5] The construction of the Old Godavari Bridge in 1897[6][7] and construction of the Vijayawada-Madras link in 1899 enabled the through running of trains.[6] The southern part of the East Coast State Railway (from Waltair to Vijayawada) was taken over by Madras Railway in 1901.[8]

Busy station[edit]

Rajahmundry railway station is one of the earliest railway stations in andhra pradesh.It is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.It is second busiest stationafter Vijayawada in Vijayawada division.[9]

As of 2016, nearly 180+ express and superfast trains stopped at Rajahmundry everyday.[10]

Rs. 36 million has been spent on improving amenities at Rajahmundry railway station.[11]

Income[edit]

The table below shows the passenger earnings of the station previous years.[12]

Passenger Earnings
Year Earnings
(in Lakhs)
2011-12 4347.6
2012–13 5085.89
2013–14 6532.44
2014–15 7889.05

Classification[edit]

Rajahmundry railway station is an ‘A’–category station. It is recognized as a Model station and Touch & Feel (Modern Stations) in the Vijayawada railway division.[13][14]

Development[edit]

SCR recently installed Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVM)s in this station.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Code Index" (PDF). Portal of Indian Railways. p. 2. Retrieved 31 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Statement showing Category-wise No.of stations" (PDF). Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "BUSIEST TRAIN STATIONS INDIA". 
  4. ^ Darvill, Simon. "India's first railways". Godavari Dam Construction Railway. IRFCA. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "IR History:Early days II". 1870-1899. IRFCA. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  7. ^ Address Resolution Protocol  Earthling . "Godavari River". En.academic.ru. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "IR History: Part III (1900-1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "'Kotipalli Narsapur line needs funds'". The Hindu. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Railway GM inspects amenities at Rajahmundry". The Hindu. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  12. ^ http://www.cr.indianrailways.gov.in/redevelopment_view_details_r.jsp?ID1=RAJAHMUNDRY
  13. ^ "Vijayawada division - A Profile" (PDF). South Central Railway. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  14. ^ "Jump in SCR Vijayawada division revenue". The Hindu. Vijayawada. 28 April 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "SCR introduces mobile paper ticketing facility in 38 stations". 

External links[edit]

Rajahmundry travel guide from Wikivoyage

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