South Central Railway zone

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South Central Railway
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South Central Railway-6
Secunderabad Junction railway station in 2007.jpg
SCR's headquarters Secunderabad Railway Station
Locale Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka
Dates of operation October 2, 1966; 50 years ago (1966-10-02)
Predecessor Southern Railways
Track gauge Mixed
Length 6,057 kilometres (3,764 mi) Route
Headquarters Secunderabad
Website SCR official website

The South Central Railway is one of the sixteen zones of the Indian Railways.[1] The jurisdiction of the zone is spread over the states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana and some portions of Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. It has six divisions under its administration, which include, Guntakal, Guntur, Nanded, Secunderabad, Hyderabad and Vijayawada.[2]

History[edit]

The zone was formed on 2 October 1966 by merging the carved out divisions of Hubli, Vijayawada of Southern Railway zone and Sholapur, Secunderabad of Central Railway zone. On 2 October 1977, Guntakal division of Southern Railway zone was merged and the already merged division of Sholapur was demerged from the zone and became part of its former Central Railway zone. On 17 February 1978, Hyderabad division was formed by splitting the existing Secunderabad railway division. On 1 April 2003, two new divisions of Guntur and Nanded were created in this zone and the Hubli division was demerged and became part of South Western Railway zone.[2]

Jurisdiction[edit]

Adilabad Bound Krishna Express
HYB bound Godavari Express at Marripalem hauled by LGD shed WAP-4
SC bound Gowthami Express at Moulali with WAP-4 loco
17202 Guntur bound Golconda Express
12713 (BZA-SC) Sathavahana Express at Ghatkesar
Kacheguda-Akola Intercity Express
A daily Passenger with Baldie WDM-3A loco 14013 at Ammuguda
Tirupathi Bound Haripriya Express

The zone is organized into six divisions: Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Guntakal, Guntur, Vijayawada, Nanded and sptead over the states of Telangana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.[2]

The list of divisions are shown below:

Hyderabad division[edit]

Secunderabad Division[edit]

Vijayawada Division[edit]

Guntakal Division[edit]

Guntur Division[edit]

Nanded Division[edit]

Rail infrastructure[edit]

The division has five workshops with three at Lallaguda, each at Rayanapadu and Tirupati. It has a total of five diesel and three electric loco sheds, each at Guntakal, Gooty, Vijayawada, Kazipet, Moula-Ali and Lallaguda, Kazipet, Vijayawada respectively.[2]

Major Junctions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zones & Division". Indian Railways. Ministry of Railways (Railway Board). Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "History". South Central Railway. South Central Railway CMS Team. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 

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