Waltair railway division
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|Locale||Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Dates of operation||1893–December 2019 likely.|
|Predecessor||East Coast Railway|
|Successor||South Coast Railway|
|Website||East Coast Railways website|
Waltair (or Visakhapatnam) railway division is headquartered at Visakhapatnam and at present is under East Coast Railway. This will be divided into two parts with one forming the new Rayagada division in ECoR and other being merged with Vijayawada division of the proposed South Coast Railway zone(SCoR) to be headquartered at Visakhapatnam. It was the highest revenue generator for the current East Coast Railway (ECoR) zone.
The main lines of the division are as follows:
|Duvvada-Visakhapatnam-Palasa (B.G. - Double)||Main Line||213 km Route|
|Vizianagaram-Singapuram road-Therubali (B.G. - Double)||R – V Line||137 km Route|
|Kothavalasa–Kirandul line (B.G. - Single)||K – K Line||446 km Route|
|Koraput-Rayagada (B.G. - Double)||K – R Line||164 km Route|
|Kottavalasa-Simhachalam||III Line||22 km Route|
|Bobbili – Salur||Branch Line||18 km Route|
|Naupada-Gunupur||90 km Route|
|Total||1,052 km Route|
Stations and categories
The list includes the stations under the Waltair railway division and their station category.
|Category of station||No. of stations||Names of stations|
|A Category||3||Rayagada, Srikakulam Road , Vizianagaram|
Stations closed for Passengers -
The Diesel Loco Shed at Visakhapatnam, is the largest diesel shed in Indian Railways, with a capacity to accommodate 300 Diesel Locomotives. While, the Electric Loco Shed is currently holding 231 Electric locomotives.
Performance and earnings
Waltair division was awarded efficiency shields in eight categories. Vizianagaram and Tilaru was awarded best major and minor clean stations. During the 2014–15 financial year, the division has recorded its highest of ₹6,653.31 crore (US$960 million). It includes the majority share of ₹6,159.73 crore (US$890 million) from freight transport itself. The division had transported 54.86 million tonnes of load and 33.72 million passengers. The passengers earnings were ₹433.15 crore (US$63 million)
During 2012–13, freight revenue earnings of Waltair railway division were ₹5,642 crore (US$820 million). For the same period, the passenger traffic was 32.94 million and passenger earnings were ₹312.96 crore (US$45 million) respectively. Due to industrialization in the modern era, the division equally serves the transportation needs of the port city of Visakhapatnam. The division serves major public sectors such as Visakhapatnam Port Trust, RINL, IOC, BPCL, HPCL etc.
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