Srikakulam Road railway station

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Srikakulam Road
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Srikakulam road railway station
Location Mettakkivalasa, Amudalavalasa, Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh
India
Coordinates 18°24′31″N 83°54′12″E / 18.4085°N 83.9034°E / 18.4085; 83.9034Coordinates: 18°24′31″N 83°54′12″E / 18.4085°N 83.9034°E / 18.4085; 83.9034
Owned by Government of India
Operated by Indian Railways
Platforms 4
Tracks 5
Construction
Structure type Standard (On ground)
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Not available
Disabled access Handicapped/disabled access
Other information
Station code CHE
Zone(s) East Coast Railway
Division(s) Waltair
History
Opened 1893-1896
Electrified 1998-2000
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
Howrah-Chennai main line

Srikakulam road railway station (station code:CHE)[1] is an Indian railway station in Srikakulam town of Andhra Pradesh. It lies on the Khurda Road-Visakhapatnam section of Howrah-Chennai main line and is administered under Waltair railway division of East Coast Railway zone.[2]

History[edit]

During the period 1893 to 1896, 1,287 km (800 mi) of railway tracks covering the entire coastal stretch from Cuttack to Vijayawada, was built and opened to traffic by East Coast State Railway.[3][4]

Reorganization[edit]

The Bengal Nagpur Railway was nationalized in 1944.[5]Eastern Railway was formed on 14 April 1952 with the portion of East Indian Railway Company east of Mughalsarai and the Bengal Nagpur Railway.[6] In 1955, South Eastern Railway was carved out of Eastern Railway. It comprised lines mostly operated by BNR earlier.[6][7] Amongst the new zones started in April 2003 were East Coast Railway and South East Central Railway. Both these railways were carved out of South Eastern Railway.[6]

Electrification[edit]

The Palasa-Tilaru, Srikakulam Road-Chiprupalle and Chirupalle-Alamanda sectors were electrified in 1998-99. The Srikakulam Road-Tilaru sector was electrified in 1999-2000.[8]

Classification[edit]

Srikakulam Road railway station is classified as an A–category station in the Hyderabad railway division.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Code Index" (PDF). Portal of Indian Railways. p. 2. Retrieved 31 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Repalle railway station info". India Rail Info. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "History of Waltair Division". Mannanna.com. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "IR History: Part – III (1900–1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  6. ^ a b c "Geography – Railway Zones". IRFCA. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  7. ^ "IR History: Part – IV (1947–1970)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  8. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Statement showing category-wise No.of stations" (PDF). South Central Railway. Retrieved 23 April 2017.