South Central Railway zone

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దక్షిణ మధ్య రైల్వే
दक्षिण मध्य रेलवे
South Central Railway
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 2 October 1966–Present
Predecessor Southern Railways
Track gauge Mixed
Length 5954 km.
Headquarters Secunderabad Railway Station
Website SCR official website

The South Central Railway is one of the 16 railway zones in India. South Central Railway was formed on 2 October 1966 when Hubli and Vijayawada Divisions of Southern Railway and Sholapur and Secunderabad Divisions of Central Railway were carved out and merged into a new Zone. Subsequently, Guntakal Division of Southern Railway was merged with South Central Railway on 2 October 1977 and Sholapur Division was remerged with Central Railway. Secunderabad Division was split into two Divisions viz. Secunderabad and Hyderabad on 17 February 1978. Following reorganisation of zones and Divisions with effect from 1 April 2003, two new Divisions viz., Guntur and Nanded were operationalised duly transferring Hubli Division to newly formed South Western Railway.

Presently S.C. Railway has 6 Divisions, viz, Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur and Nanded. South Central Railway predominantly serves the state of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra and to a limited extent, portions of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu & Madhya Pradesh states.

South Central Railway Zone is the 2nd highest revenue earning zone in Indian Railways after Northern Railway Zone. The revenue of South Central Railway Zone is nearly 110₹ billion.


Shortened form of South Central Railway Zone of Indian Railways (Both in Hindi and English Languages), Painted on Medchal-Falaknuma DEMU Local Train.

It was created on 2 October 1966 as the ninth zone of Indian Railways.[1] The six divisions of this railway have a total 5,752 route kilometers of track. Current General Manager of S.C. Railway is Ravindra Gupta.

In 2008 South Central Railways was the first to implement a wireless MU Coupler system supplied by Ms Lotus Wireless Technologies, permitting longer freight trains delivering higher capacity. The system was first implemented in diesel locomotives in 2008 followed by installation on electric locomotives in 2011 at Electric Loco Shed, Kazipet. Trains equipped with this system are in use at Badrachalam region in the South Central Railways.[citation needed]

Vijayawada is the second largest railway junction in India.

Divisions in South Central Railway[edit]

HYB bound Godavari Express at Marripalem hauled by LGD shed WAP-4
SC bound Goutami Express at Moulali with WAP-4 loco
17202 Guntur bound Golconda Express

It is organized into six divisions: Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Guntakal, Guntur, Vijayawada and Nanded. It covers over a vast geographical area including Telangana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.[1] The list of divisions shown below according to their revenue status.

Hyderabad Division[edit]

Secunderabad Division[edit]

Vijayawada Division[edit]

Guntakal Division[edit]

Guntur Division[edit]

Nanded Division[edit]

Major Establishments[edit]

  • Workshops - 5 Lallaguda(3), Rayanapadu, Tirupati
  • Diesel Loco Sheds - 5 Guntakal, Gooty, Vijayawada, Kazipet, Moula-Ali
  • Electric Loco Sheds - 3 Lallaguda, Kazipet, Vijayawada, Guntakal [ Under Construction ]
  • Training Institutes - 30 Secunderabad, Kazipet, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Gooty, Washim, etc.
  • Hospitals -5 Lallaguda (300 beds), Vijayawada (203 beds), Guntakal (131 Beds), Rayanpadu (25 beds), Nanded (30 Beds) Total: 689 beds
  • Health Units - 45 Secunderabad Division (10), Vijayawada Division (11), Hyderabad Division (5), Guntakal Division (10), Guntur Division (4), Nanded Division (5)
  • Schools/ Colleges - 14/5 Schools (14), Junior Colleges (4), Degree College (1)

Notable Trains[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "About Us". South Central Railway. Retrieved 20 Sep 2012. 

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