South Central Railway zone

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South Central Railway
Shortened form of South Central Railway Zone of Indian Railways.jpg
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 6,137 kilometres (3,813 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]


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]


The zone is organized into six divisions: Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Guntakal, Guntur, Vijayawada, Nanded and spread 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]



The zone has mechanical workshops at Lallaguda, Tirupati and Rayanapadu.[3]


The zone has diesel loco sheds at Gooty, Guntakal, Kazipet, Vijayawada and Moula-Ali. The zone has electric loco sheds at Vijayawada, Lallaguda and Kazipet. The zone has one MEMU Car shed at Rajahmundry and an EMU Car shed at Moula-Ali EMU.[4]


The zone has Passenger coach care depots at Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Kacheguda, Kazipet, Kakinada, Narsapur, Machilipatnam, Vijayawada, Guntur, Tirupati, Guntakal, Nanded and Purna. Additionally, Ramagundam, Bellampally, Vijayawada and Gooty have wagon maintenance depots.

Training Institutes[edit]

The zone has training institutes for imparting and learning railway techniques serving both Indian as well foreign railway staffs at Secunderabad, Kazipet, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Gooty and Washim.


Lallaguda, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Rayanapadu and Nanded have healthcare facilities serving exclusively for the employees of Indian railways and their families.[5]


  • Electric loco shed, Guntakal[6]
  • Midlife Coach factory, Kurnool[7]
  • Periodc Wagon overhauling workshop, Kazipet[8]
  • Bogi Components Manufacturing unit, Thottambedu[9]

New sections


South Central Railway achieved earnings of 12,100 crore during the financial year 2016-17.[10]


South Central Railway topped among all railway zones of India in terms of train Punctuality and passenger earnings in 2016-17.[11]

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