Secunderabad railway division

Secunderabad railway division is one of the six divisions of South Central Railway zone (SCR) of the Indian Railways.[1][2] It is one of the top five divisions of Indian Railways and its divisional and zonal headquarters are at Secunderabad.[3]

Secunderabad Railway Division
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Secunderabad Junction railway station
Overview
Current operatorIndian Railways
HeadquartersSecunderabad
Reporting markSC
LocaleTelangana State, India
Dates of operation1966; 55 years ago (1966)
PredecessorSouthern Railway zone
Technical
Length1,488 km (925 mi)
Other
Websitewww.scr.indianrailways.gov.in

HistoryEdit

Secunderabad division was formed on 2 October 1966. It had broad gauge and meter gauge, later, meter gauge was a part of Hyderabad division.[3]

RoutesEdit

It covers the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra.

 
Kazipet railway station
 
Karimnagar railway station

The following are the sections under the division.

Section Type of track Traction Distance
Secunderabad Jn-Kazipet Jn-Balharshah Jn(excl)(B.G.) Double Electric 367 km
Kazipet Jn-Dornakal Jn-Kondapalli(excl) (B.G.) Double Electric 217 km
Secunderabad Jn-Vikarabad Jn-Wadi Jn(excl) (B.G.) Double Electric 185 km
Motumarri-Janpahad(excl) (B.G.) Single Electric 78 km
Dornakal Jn- Manuguru(B.G.) Single Electric 86 km
Peddapalli Jn- Karimnagar- Nizamabad Jn(excl)(B.G.) Single Diesel 177 km
Vikarabad Jn-latur road Jn-Parli vaijnath(B.G.) Single Diesel 268 km
Bidar-Kalaburgi line(Khanapur Jn-Taj sultanpur(excl))(B.G) Single Diesel 98 km
Manikgarh-Gadchandur(B.G.) Single Electric 28 km
Karepalli-Singareni(B.G.) Single Electric 11 km
Total 1490 km Route

EconomyEdit

The division contributes 64% of freight and over 35% of passenger traffic to South Central Railway. During 2011–12, the division recorded total earnings of 3,958 crore (US$530 million). The division has 22,178 employees. During 2012–13, the division carried a total of 32.14 million passengers, 17.48 t (17.20 long tons; 19.27 short tons) of freight with gross earnings of 1,264.02 crore (US$170 million).[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "South Central Railway Divisions". Portal of Indian Railways. South Central Railway. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Size of South Central Railway to be reduced by half with SCoR". Deccan Chronicle. 11 March 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Brief Introduction of Division". South Central Railway. Portal of Indian Railways. Retrieved 8 September 2014.