Kacheguda railway station

Kacheguda railway station[2] (station code: KCG) is one of the three Central Stations in Hyderabad City of Telangana in India. It is currently operated by the South Central Railway zone of Indian Railways. The station was first built during the period of Nizam Osman Ali Khan to create wider connectivity for the state to Western cities like Mumbai through the railway junction at Wadi.[3]

Kacheguda
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General information
LocationHyderabad, Telangana
 India
Coordinates17°23′22″N 78°29′59″E / 17.38956°N 78.49976°E / 17.38956; 78.49976Coordinates: 17°23′22″N 78°29′59″E / 17.38956°N 78.49976°E / 17.38956; 78.49976
Elevation543 meters
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouth Central Railways
Platforms5[1]
Tracks11
ConnectionsAuto stand, Taxi stand
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Disabled accessDisabled access Available
Other information
StatusFunctional
Station codeKCG
Zone(s) South Central Railway zone
Division(s) Hyderabad
History
Opened1916; 107 years ago (1916)
Electrified2003; 20 years ago (2003)
Location
Kacheguda railway station is located in Telangana
Kacheguda railway station
Kacheguda railway station
Location within Telangana
Kacheguda railway station is located in India
Kacheguda railway station
Kacheguda railway station
Kacheguda railway station (India)
Night view of the station
Kacheguda railway station

Endowed with central and side domes and accompanying minarets, this station has aspects of Gothic-style architecture. The station handles trains originating for Indore, Bhopal, Aurangabad, Tirupati, Bangalore, Mysuru, Chennai, Delhi, Nanded, Nizamabad, Mangalore, Madurai, and more. Housing many modern passenger amenities, this station now serves as the Headquarters station of the Hyderabad railway division of South Central Railway.

In addition to the new terminus building that is constructed which also houses a miniature Rail museum and branded outlets like Café Coffee Day the Zonal Railway has identified the station for development of Multi Functional Complex adjoining to the station building.

The facility is getting developed on PPP basis and the bidding process is over and the private concessionaire has been appointed for the project.

HistoryEdit

Constructed in 1916, by the Nizam of Hyderabad Asaf Jah VII, this Station was the Headquarters of the then Nizam's Guaranteed State Railway.[3] It is believed that name Kachiguda Railway Station was given because of the Kachhi Community which has a good population residing close to the station. The Kachhis came as infantry and cavalry soldiers from Bundelkhand in the times of Alamgir and earlier Kings.

ClassificationEdit

Kacheguda railway station is classified as an A1–category station in the Hyderabad railway division.[4]

Originating express trainsEdit

Train No. Train Name Destination Departure Running Route
17254 Kacheguda - Guntur Express Guntur Jn. 05:10 All Days Mahabubhagar, Gadwal, Kurnool City, Dhone Jn., Nandyal, Cumbum, Narasaraopet
12789 Kacheguda - Mangalore Express Mangalore 06:05 Tue, Fri Mahabubnagar, Gadwal, Kurnool City, Dhone Jn., Gooty Jn., Cuddapah, Renigunta Jn., Katpadi Jn., Jolarpettai, Salem Jn., Erode Jn., Coimbatore Jn., Palakkad, Shoranur Jn., Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod
17615 Kacheguda - Madurai Express Madurai Jn. 06:05 Sat Mahabubnagar, Kurnool City, Dhone Jn., Anantapur, Dharmavaram Jn., Chittor, Katpadi Jn., Jolarpettai, Salem Jn., Erode Jn., Karur, Tiruchchirapalli, Dindigul Jn.
17693 Kacheguda - Raichur Express Raichur 06:20 Except Sat Mahabubnagar, Gadwal Jn.
17652 Kacheguda - Chengalpattu Express Chengalpattu 17:00 All Days Mahabubnagar, Kurnool City, Dhone Jn., Gooty Jn., Cuddapah, Renigunta Jn., Arakkonam Jn., Chennai Egmore, Tambaram
17435 Kacheguda - Kurnool City Express Kurnool City 17:35 All Days Mahabubnagar, Gadwal Jn.
12862 Kacheguda - Visakhapatnam Express Visakhapatnam Jn. 18:20 All Days Kazipet Jn., Rayanapadu, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajamundry, Samalkot Jn., Anakapalle
12785 Kacheguda - Mysore Express Mysore Jn. 19:05 All Days Mahabubnagar, Kurnool City, Dhone Jn., Gooty Jn., Anantapur, Dharmavaram Jn., Hindupur, Yelhanka Jn., KSR Bengaluru City Jn., Mandya
12797 Venkatadri Express Chittor 20:05 All Days Mahabubnagar, Kurnool City, Dhone Jn., Gooty Jn., Cuddapah, Renigunta Jn., Tirupati
17603 Kacheguda - Yelhanka Express Yelhanka Jn. 21:05 All Days Mahabubnagar, Kurnool City, Dhone Jn., Guntakal Jn., Gooty Jn., Anantapur, Dharmavaram Jn., Hindupur
17252 Kacheguda - Guntur Express Guntur Jn. 21:20 All Days Mahabubnagar, Gadwal Jn., Kurnool City, Dhone Jn., Nandyal, Cumbum, Narsaraopet
17625 Kacheguda - Repalle Express Repalle 22:10 All Days Ghatkesar, Guntur Jn. (Via Nalgonda), Tenali Jn.


MMTS connectivityEdit

The Kacheguda railway station connects Hyderabad City with MMTS Rail Transit, and localities like Kachiguda, Barkatpura, Chaderghat, Narayanguda, Kothi and Abids are accessible from this station.

TrainsEdit

This station has four pit lines for primary maintenance of trains which are originating from here.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "65 COVID-19 Special Arrivals at Kacheguda SCR/South Central Zone - Railway Enquiry".
  2. ^ "64 COVID-19 Special Departures from Kacheguda SCR/South Central Zone - Railway Enquiry".
  3. ^ a b "Kachiguda Railway Station: Hundred years of history and connectivity".
  4. ^ "Statement showing category-wise No.of stations" (PDF). South Central Railway. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 23 April 2017.

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