Srikakulam Road railway station
|Regional rail, Light rail & Goods railway station|
Srikakulam Road Railway Station
|Location||Pedestrian Over Pass, Mettakkivalasa, Amadalavalasa ,Srikakulam District|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Line(s)||Howrah-Chennai Main Line|
|Structure type||Standard (On ground)|
|Bicycle facilities||Not available|
|Zone(s)||East Coast Railway|
Srikakulam road railway station (station code:CHE) is an Indian railway station in Amadalavalasa 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.
Structure and amenities
The station has 04 platforms and all the tracks are broad gauge and electrified. Almost all platforms are in same size. The station has two entrance terminals one at Amadalavalasa town end other in Mettakkivalasa region equipped with reservation counters and has bus facility to the nearby city Srikakulam and other towns. APSRTC provides every 20 minute bus facility from Srikakulam Road Railway Station to Srikakulam city.
During 1893–1896, the 1,287 km (800 mi) long tracks covering the entire coastal stretch from Cuttack to Vijayawada, was built and opened to traffic by Bengal Nagpur Railway which was later renamed as South Eastern Railway.Bengal Nagpur Railway’s line to Cuttack was opened on 1 January 1899. The 514 km (319 mi) long northern portion of the East Coast line to Cuttack, including the branch line to Puri, was taken over by Bengal Nagpur Railway in 1902. The southern part was subsequently merged with Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway. East Coast Railway zone of Indian Railways came into existence in its present form with effect from 1 April 2003. The geographical jurisdiction of the railway is however extended over three states encompassing almost all parts of Orissa along with parts of Srikakulam, Vizainagaram and Visakhapatnam districts of North Eastern Andhra Pradesh, and Bastar and Dantewada districts of Chhattisgarh State. As such, these regions with a long coastal line are rich in mineral and other natural resources, and are on the threshold of an industrial upsurge.
The Bengal Nagpur Railway was nationalized in 1944.Eastern Railway was formed on 14 April 1952 with the portion of East Indian Railway Company east of Mughalsarai and the Bengal Nagpur Railway. In 1955, South Eastern Railway was carved out of Eastern Railway. It comprised lines mostly operated by BNR earlier. 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.
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.
Srikakulam Road railway station is classified as an A–category station in the Waltair railway division.
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