Srikakulam Road railway station

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Srikakulam Road

శ్రీకాకుళం రోడ్

श्रीकाकुलम रोड
Regional rail, Light rail & Goods railway station
Srikakulam Road Railway Station.jpg
Srikakulam Road Railway Station
LocationPedestrian Over Pass, Mettakkivalasa, Amadalavalasa ,Srikakulam District
India
Coordinates18°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 byIndian Railways
Operated byECoR
Line(s)Howrah-Chennai Main Line
Platforms4
Tracks5
Construction
Structure typeStandard (On ground)
ParkingAvailable
Bicycle facilitiesNot available
Disabled accessHandicapped/disabled access
Other information
Station codeCHE
Zone(s) East Coast Railway
Division(s) Waltair
Websitehttp://indiarailways.gov.in
History
Opened1893-1896
Electrified1998-2000
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
Howrah-Chennai main line
Location
Srikakulam Road Railway Station is located in Andhra Pradesh
Srikakulam Road Railway Station
Srikakulam Road Railway Station
Location in Andhra Pradesh

Srikakulam road railway station (station code:CHE)[1] 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.[2]

Structure and amenities[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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.[3]Bengal Nagpur Railway’s line to Cuttack was opened on 1 January 1899.[3] 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.[4][5] The southern part was subsequently merged with Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway. East Coast Railway[6] 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.[7]

Reorganization[edit]

The Bengal Nagpur Railway was nationalized in 1944.[8]Eastern Railway was formed on 14 April 1952 with the portion of East Indian Railway Company east of Mughalsarai and the Bengal Nagpur Railway.[9] In 1955, South Eastern Railway was carved out of Eastern Railway. It comprised lines mostly operated by BNR earlier.[9][10] 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.[9]

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.[11]

Classification[edit]

Srikakulam Road railway station is classified as an A–category station in the Waltair railway division.[12]

See also[edit]

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. ^ a b "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  4. ^ "History of Waltair Division". Mannanna.com. Archived from the original on 11 October 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  5. ^ "History". East Coast Railway. Archived from the original on 31 January 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  6. ^ "East Coast State Railway". fibis. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
  7. ^ "East Coast Railway". eastcoastrail.indianrailways.gov.in. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  8. ^ "IR History: Part – III (1900–1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  9. ^ a b c "Geography – Railway Zones". IRFCA. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  10. ^ "IR History: Part – IV (1947–1970)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  11. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  12. ^ "Statement showing category-wise No.of stations" (PDF). South Central Railway. Retrieved 23 April 2017.