South Central Railway zone
South Central Railway-6
SCR's headquarters Secunderabad Railway Station
|Locale||Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka|
|Dates of operation||October 2, 1966–|
|Length||5,954 kilometres (3,700 mi)|
|Website||SCR official website|
The South Central Railway is one of the sixteen zones of the Indian Railways. The jurisdiction of the zone is spread over the states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana and some portions of Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. It has six divisions under its administration, which include, Guntakal, Guntur, Nanded, Secunderabad and Vijayawada.
The zone was formed on 2 October 1966 by merging the carved out divisions of Hubli, Vijayawada of Southern Railway zone and Sholapur, Secunderabad of Central Railway zone. On 2 October 1977, Guntakal division of Southern Railway zone was merged and the already merged division of Sholapur was demerged from the zone and became part of its former Central Railway zone. On 17 February 1978, Hyderabad division was formed by splitting the existing Secunderabad railway division. On 1 April 2003, two new divisions of Guntur and Nanded were created in this zone and the Hubli division was demerged and became part of South Western Railway zone.
The zone is organized into six divisions: Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Guntakal, Guntur, Vijayawada, Nanded and sptead over the states of Telangana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
The list of divisions are shown below:
- Hyderabad – Gadwal Jn. – DhoneJ Jn
- Hyderabad – Nizamabad Jn. – Jankampet Jn. – Mudkhed Jn. (Excl.)
- Nizamabad Jn. – Peddapalli Jn. (Excl.)
- Jankampet Jn. – Bodhan.
- Secunderabad Jn. – Kazipet Jn. Ramagundam , Balharshah Jn.
- Kazipet Jn. – Dornakal Junction – Kondapalli.
- Motamarri to Mellacheruvu.
- Dornakal Jn. to Manuguru.
- Kesarapalli to Singareni.
- Secunderabad Jn. – Vikarabad Jn. – Parli Vaijnath.
- Vikarabad Jn. – Wadi Jn.
- Ramagundam – Manuguru (Survey completed)
- Vijayawada – Nidadavolu Jn. – Samarlakota Jn. – Duvvada.
- Vijayawada – Tenali – Gudur.
- Venkatachalam to Krishnapatnam
- Vijayawada to Kondapalli.
- Guntakal Junction – Gooty Jn. – Renigunta Junction – Gudur Jn.
- Gooty Jn. – Pendekallu Jn.
- Gooty Jn. – Kalluru Jn.
- Yerraguntla Jn – Nandyal Jn.
- Guntakal Junction – Dharmavaram Jn. – Pakala Jn. – Katpadi Jn.
- Guntakal Junction – Adoni – Raichur – Wadi Jn.
- Guntakal Junction – DhoneJ Jn – Nandyal.
- Tirupati – Katpadi Jn.
- Dharmavaram Jn.- Pakala Jn.
- Guntur Junction to Krishna Canal
- Guntur Junction to Nallapadu Jn.
- Nallapadu Jn. to Nandyal.
- Nallapadu Jn. to Pagidipalli.
- Manmad Jn. – Parbhani Jn. – Purna Jn. – Pimpalkutti.
- Purna Jn. – Akola Jn.
- Akola Jn.- Khandwa Jn.
- Parbhani Jn. – Parli Vaijnath.
The division has five workshops with three at Lallaguda, each at Rayanapadu and Tirupati. It has a total of five diesel and three electric loco sheds, each at Guntakal, Gooty, Vijayawada, Kazipet, Moula-Ali and Lallaguda, Kazipet, Vijayawada respectively.