Kacheguda railway station

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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
Indian Railways station
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Kacheguda railway station front view
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; 106 years ago (1916)
Electrified2003; 19 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
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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 Kachi Community which has a good population residing close to the station. The Kachis 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]

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

External linksEdit

  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.