Eluru railway station

Eluru railway station (station code:EE[2]) is an Indian Railways station in Eluru city of Andhra Pradesh. It lies on the Howrah–Chennai main line and is administered under Vijayawada railway division of South Coast Railway zone (formerly South Central Railway zone).[3]

Eluru
Commuter, Inter-city and Regional rail station
Eluru Railway Station Main Entrance.jpg
Eluru Railway Station Main Entrance
General information
LocationASR Stadium Road, Eluru, Eluru district, Andhra Pradesh
India
Coordinates16°43′04″N 81°07′11″E / 16.7179°N 81.1198°E / 16.7179; 81.1198Coordinates: 16°43′04″N 81°07′11″E / 16.7179°N 81.1198°E / 16.7179; 81.1198
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byIndian Railways
Line(s)
Tracks2 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) broad gauge
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground)
Disabled accessDisabled access
Other information
Station codeEE
Zone(s) SCoR
Division(s) Vijayawada
ClassificationNon-Suburban Grade-3 (NSG-3)
History
Opened1893 (1893)
Passengers
28.5 million[1]
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
toward ?
Howrah–Chennai main line
toward ?
Location
Eluru is located in Andhra Pradesh
Eluru
Eluru
Location in Andhra Pradesh
Eluru is located in India
Eluru
Eluru
Location in India

HistoryEdit

Between 1893 and 1896, 1,288 km (800 mi) of the East Coast State Railway, between Vijayawada and Cuttack, was opened for traffic.[4] The southern part of the East Coast State Railway (from Waltair to Vijayawada) was taken over by Madras Railway in 1901.[5]

ElectrificationEdit

The Mustabad–Gannavaram–Nuzvid–Bhimadolu sector was electrified in 1995–96.[6]

ClassificationEdit

In terms of earnings and outward passengers handled, Eluru is categorized as a Non-Suburban Grade-3 (NSG-3) railway station.[7] Based on the re–categorization of Indian Railway stations for the period of 2017–18 and 2022–23, an NSG–3 category station earns between ₹20₹100 crore and handles 5–10 million passengers.[8]

Structure and amenitiesEdit

The station is spread over an area of 31,782 m2 (342,100 sq ft), maintained by 17 employees.[9] The station has 03 platforms and all the tracks are broad gauge and electrified. Almost all platforms are in same size. The station has East and West terminals equipped with reservation counters. It was 37th cleanest station in 'A'-Category, as of 2018.[10] It is one of the 38 stations in the division to be equipped with Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs).[11]

Satellite stationsEdit

Eluru city consists of four other railway stations. These are:

Station Name Station Code Railway Division
Vatluru VAT Vijayawada Division
Powerpet PRH Vijayawada Division
Denduluru DEL Vijayawada Division
Sitampet STPT Vijayawada Division

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Passengers served by station everyday (page no=11)" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Station Code Index" (PDF). Portal of Indian Railways. 2015. p. 45. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Statement showing Category-wise No.of stations" (PDF). Portal of Indian Railways. 28 January 2016. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-25.
  5. ^ "IR History: Part III (1900–1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Stations – Category-wise (NEW)". Portal of Indian Railways. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Categorization of Railway Stations". Press Information Bureau. 21 March 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Station:Eluru".
  10. ^ "SWACHH RAIL-SWACHH BHARAT" (PDF). Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  11. ^ Correspondent, Special (27 January 2017). "SCR introduces mobile paper ticketing facility in 38 stations". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 May 2019.

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