The South Central Railway (abbreviated SCR and दमरे) is one of the 17 zones of 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, Hyderabad, and Vijayawada.
|South Central Railway |
దక్షిణ మధ్య రైల్వే
दक्षिण मध्य रेलवे
South Central Railway-6
SCR's headquarters Secunderabad Railway Station
|Locale||Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka|
|Dates of operation||2 October 1966–|
|Length||6,168 kilometres (3,833 mi) Route|
|Website||SCR official website|
The zone was formed on 2 October 1966 by merging the carved out divisions of Hubli, Vijayawada of Southern Railway zone and Solapur, Secunderabad of Central Railway zone. On 2 October 1977, Guntakal division of Southern Railway zone was merged and the already merged division of Solapur 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. Khandwa Akola section was merged into Bhusaval Division of Central Railways as the line was taken up for Gauge Conversion in 2017.
The zone is organized into six divisions: Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Guntur, Guntakal, Vijayawada, Nanded and spread over the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.
The list of divisions are shown below:
The zone has mechanical workshops at Mettuguda,Lallaguda, Tirupati and Rayanapadu.
The zone has diesel loco sheds at Gooty, Guntakal, Kazipet, Vijayawada and Moula-Ali. The zone has electric loco sheds at Vijayawada, Lallaguda and Kazipet. The zone has one MEMU Car shed at Rajamahendravaram and an EMU Car shed at Moula-Ali EMU.
The zone has Passenger coach care depots at Hyderabad, Secuenderabad, Kacheguda, Kazipet, Kakinada, Narsapur, Machilipatnam, Vijayawada, Guntur, Tirupati, Guntakal, Nanded and Purna. Additionally, Ramagundam, Bellampally, Vijayawada and Gooty have wagon maintenance depots.
The zone has training institutes for imparting and learning railway techniques serving both Indian as well foreign railway staffs at Secunderabad, Kazipet, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Gooty and Washim.
Lallaguda, Kazipet, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Rayanapadu and Nanded have healthcare facilities serving exclusively for the employees of Indian railways and their families.
South Central Railway achieved earnings of 12,100 crore during the financial year 2016-17..Vijayawada, Adoni, Tirupathi, Guntur, Eluru, Nellore, Rajamahendravaram, Guntakal are important stations in Andhra Pradesh and Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Nizamabad, Kazipet, Warangal, Nanded, Aurangabad are the important railway stations of this zone other than Andhra Pradesh.