South Central Railway zone

The South Central Railway (abbreviated SCR and दमरे) is one of the 17 zones of Indian Railways.[1] 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.[2]

South Central Railway
దక్షిణ మధ్య రైల్వే
दक्षिण मध्य रेलवे
Shortened form of South Central Railway Zone of Indian Railways
South Central Railway-6
Secunderabad pano 18082017
SCR's headquarters Secunderabad Railway Station
LocaleTelangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka
Dates of operation2 October 1966–
PredecessorSouthern Railways
Track gaugeMixed
Length6,168 kilometres (3,833 mi) Route
WebsiteSCR 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.[2] 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.[2]

The list of divisions are shown below:

Hyderabad division

Secunderabad Division

Vijayawada Division

Guntakal Division

Guntur Division

Hazur Sahib Nanded Division



The zone has mechanical workshops at Mettuguda,Lallaguda, Tirupati and Rayanapadu.[3]


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.[4]


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.

Training Institutes

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.[5]


  • Electric loco shed, Guntakal[6]
  • Midlife Coach factory, Kurnool[7]
  • Periodc Wagon overhauling workshop, Kazipet[8]
  • Bogi Components Manufacturing unit, Thottambedu[9]

New sections


South Central Railway achieved earnings of 12,100 crore during the financial year 2016-17.[10].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.


  • South Central Railway topped among all railway zones of India in terms of train Punctuality and passenger earnings in 2016-17.[11]
  • The South Central Railway (SCR) has become the first railway zone in the country to complete 100 per cent LED lighting at all 733 stations under its jurisdiction.

See also


  1. ^ "Zones & Division". Indian Railways. Ministry of Railways (Railway Board). Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "History". South Central Railway. South Central Railway CMS Team. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  3. ^ "South Central Railway".
  4. ^ "South Central Railway".
  5. ^ "South Central Railway".
  6. ^ "Guntakal division seeks funds for rail lines". The Hans India.
  7. ^’s-nod-MP/article14477511.ece
  8. ^ "Railways assure Periodic Wagon Overhauling Workshop at Kazipet by 2019 March-end – RailNews Media India Ltd".
  9. ^ Reporter, Staff (12 December 2016). "Water treatment plant at Tirupati station to be ready by March" – via
  10. ^ "South Central Railway achieves best results during 2016-17 - Times of India".
  11. ^ "SC Railway trains most punctual". 21 April 2017 – via

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