Rajahmundry railway station

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Rajahmundry
Commuter, Inter-city and Regional rail station
Rajahmundry Railway Station.jpg
Front View Of Rajahmundry Railway station
LocationAlcot Gardens Rajamahendravaram, Andhra Pradesh
India
Coordinates16°59′05″N 81°47′04″E / 16.9846°N 81.7845°E / 16.9846; 81.7845Coordinates: 16°59′05″N 81°47′04″E / 16.9846°N 81.7845°E / 16.9846; 81.7845
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byIndian Railways
Line(s)
Platforms3 pf's(4&5 under construction)
Tracks10 broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground)
Disabled accessDisabled access
Other information
Station codeRJY
Zone(s) SCoR
Division(s) Vijayawada
ClassificationNon-Suburban Grade-3 (NSG-3)
History
Opened1899 (1899)
Electrified1980–81
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
toward ?
South Coast Railway zone
toward ?
Location
Rajahmundry is located in Andhra Pradesh
Rajahmundry
Rajahmundry
Location in Andhra Pradesh
Rajahmundry is located in India
Rajahmundry
Rajahmundry
Location in India

Rajahmundry railway station (station code:RJY[1]) located in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, served Rajahmundry in East Godavari district. It was administered under Vijayawada railway division of South Coast Railway zone (formerly South Central Railway zone).[2] Rajahmundry railway station had computerised reservation facilities (with all-India linkage)

History[edit]

The Godavari Dam Construction Railway was used for transporting materials for the construction of the Dowlaisweram Anicut at Rajahmundry around 1845. The project was completed in 1852 and the railway was closed down.[3]

Between 1893 and 1896, 1,288 km (800 mi) of the East Coast State Railway, between Vijayawada and Cuttack was opened for traffic.[4] The construction of the Old Godavari Bridge in 1897[5] and construction of the Vijayawada–Madras link in 1899 enabled the through running of trains.[5] The southern part of the East Coast State Railway (from Waltair to Vijayawada) was taken over by Madras Railway in 1901.[6]

Classification[edit]

In terms of earnings and outward passengers handled, Rajahmundry was categorized as a Non-Suburban Grade-3 (NSG-3) railway station.[7] Based on the re–categorization of Indian Railway stations for the period of 2017–18 and 2022–23, an NSG–3 category station earned between ₹20₹100 crore and handled 5–10 million passengers.[8]

Structure and amenities[edit]

In 2013, 36 million (US$500,000) was spent on improving the amenities at the station.[9] It was one of the 38 stations in the division to be equipped with Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs).[10] The station had roof top solar panels installed by the Indian railways, along with various railway stations and service buildings in the country, as a part of sourcing 500 MW solar energy.[11][12] Elevators at platform 1&3. Escalators on 1&3: prepaid AC waiting hall & VIP lounge on platform #1.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Code Index" (PDF). Portal of Indian Railways. 2015. p. 46. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Statement showing Category-wise No.of stations" (PDF). Portal of Indian Railways. 28 January 2016. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  3. ^ Darvill, Simon. "India's first railways". Godavari Dam Construction Railway. IRFCA. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  5. ^ a b "IR History:Early days II". 1870–1899. IRFCA. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
  6. ^ "IR History: Part III (1900–1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Stations – Category-wise (NEW)". Portal of Indian Railways. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Categorization of Railway Stations". Press Information Bureau. 21 March 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Railway GM inspects amenities at Rajahmundry". The Hindu. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  10. ^ Correspondent, Special (27 January 2017). "SCR introduces mobile paper ticketing facility in 38 stations". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Solar Panels at Railway Stations". Press Information Bureau. Delhi. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  12. ^ Desk, India com News (11 April 2018). "Solar Panels Installed at railway stations Across Country – Full List". India.com. Retrieved 18 May 2019.

External links[edit]

Rajahmundry travel guide from Wikivoyage

Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
toward ?
South Central Railway zone
toward ?
toward ?
South Central Railway zone
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