Venkatachalam railway station

Venkatachalam railway station (station code:VKT[1]), located in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, serves Venkatachalam in Nellore district.

Venkatachalam railway station
Indian Railways
LocationVenkatachalam, Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh
India
Coordinates14°19′35″N 79°55′37″E / 14.3264°N 79.9269°E / 14.3264; 79.9269Coordinates: 14°19′35″N 79°55′37″E / 14.3264°N 79.9269°E / 14.3264; 79.9269
Elevation26 m (85 ft)
Line(s)Vijayawada–Chennai section of Howrah–Chennai main line and Delhi–Chennai line
Platforms3
Tracks5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) broad gauge
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on-ground station)
ParkingAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeVKT
Zone(s) South Coast Railway zone,
Division(s) Vijayawada
History
Opened1899
Electrified1980–81
Location
Venkatachalam railway station is located in Andhra Pradesh
Venkatachalam railway station
Venkatachalam railway station
Location in Andhra Pradesh
Venkatachalam railway station is located in India
Venkatachalam railway station
Venkatachalam railway station
Location in India

HistoryEdit

The Vijayawada–Chennai link was established in 1899.[2]

The Chirala–Elavur section was electrified in 1980–81.[3]

ClassificationEdit

In terms of earnings and outward passengers handled, Venkatachalam is categorized as a Non-Suburban Grade-6 (NSG-6) railway station.[4] Based on the re–categorization of Indian Railway stations for the period of 2017–18 and 2022–23, an NSG–6 category station earns nearly ₹1 crore and handles close to 1 million passengers.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Distances in kilometers between stations on the Gudur Jn. – Venkatachalam section" (PDF). Indian Railways. 12 September 2009. p. 13. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  2. ^ "IR History:Early days II". 1870–1899. IRFCA. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  3. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Stations – Category-wise (NEW)". Portal of Indian Railways. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Categorization of Railway Stations". Press Information Bureau. 21 March 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2019.