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ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

1.0 Introduction

Guntakal Division was formed in the year 1956 as a part of Southern Railway and was transferred to South Central Railway on 02/10/1977.

 

Guntakal Division is the abode of the world famous temple of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy at Tirupati and other piligrim places like Padmavathi Temple at Tiruchanur, Lord Sree Kalahasteeswara Temple at Sri Kalahasti, Lord Varasiddi Vinayaka Temple at Kanipakam, Sri Laxminarasimha Swamy Temple at Kadiri and Raghavendra Swamy Matt near Mantralayam. Recently Tadipatri station has picked up an importance due to discovery and development of Belum Caves situated at about 35 Kms from Tadipatri Station.

 

In addition to divine blessings, Guntakal Division is endowed with rich minerals, iron ore, barytes, lime stone and a host of natural stones. The increase in commercial exploitation of the above, coupled with accelerated industrialization and port activities, the goods traffic is increasing by leaps and bounds.Guntakal Division is growing in stature year by year bothin passenger and goods traffic.

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Guntakal division is the first highest division in terms of 1307.07 route km and second highest division in terms of 1872.47 track km in South Central Railway. More and more track is getting added with simultaneous ongoing doubling and New Line Projects of RVNL and Construction Organization.

Division has been declared as total Broad gauge division with completion of Pakala-Dharmavaram during 2010-11. All the loop lines have been made fit for 30 kmph and entire track is fit for CC+8+2T except Pakala-Dharmavaram section. With the completion of PQRS on Wadi-Guntakal section on ST sleeper track during 2010-11, entire main line track is declared to be with PSC sleepers with 60kg/52kg rails. Track carries about 70 GMT on Gooty-Renigunta Single Line, and about 60 GMT on Raichur-Guntakal Single Line sections.

 

2.0 Geography

Guntakal Division is spread over Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and TamilNadu states. The details are as follows:

State

Route Kms

Track Kms

Andhra Pradesh

1157.79

1574.71

Karnataka

142.42

284.84

Tamilnadu

6.86

12.92

Total --->

1307.07

1872.47

3.0 Districts covered

Andhra Pradesh

Anantapur, Kadapa, Kurnool, Chittoor, Nelloreand Mahaboob Nagar Districts

Karnataka

Gulbargah, Raichur, Yadgir and Bellary Districts

Tamilnadu

Vellore District

4.0 EngineeringOrganisation

Sr DEN/Co-Ordination

Sr DEN/South

Sr DEN/Central

DEN/North

DEN/Bridges

ADEN/Gooty

ADEN/Kadapa

ADEN/Renigunta

ADEN/Dhone

ADEN/Pakala

ADEN/Madana-palle

ADEN/Raichur

ADEN/Guntakal-BG

ADEN/Anantapur

 

ADEN/Bridges

ADEN/Track

ADEN/Spl works

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


5.0 Section Wise Route KMs

Section

Group

Route KMs

Wadi-Guntakal

B

221.13

Bye-pass near Guntakal

B

0.881

Guntakal-Renigunta

B

309.50

Bye-pass near Renigunta

B

1.405

Gooty-Dharmavaram

B

90.60

Gudur-Renigunta-Tirupati

B

92.51

Guntakal-Nandyal

B

144.30

Katpadi-Tirupati

B

103.59

Guntakal-Bellary

B

46.20

Gooty-Pendekal

D

29.28

Guntakal-Kalluru

E

40.26

Dharmavaram-Kalluru

E

227.42

Total

1307.07

 

 

6.0 Bridges

 

There are 3496 nos of bridges in Guntakal Division, out of which 8 bridges are important, 242 bridges are major and 3246 bridges are minor bridges. This division is having a unique feature of 9.15m masonry arch bridge. There are 140nos of arch bridges in the division. Important rivers like Krishna, Thungabhadra, Pennar, Chitravathi, Cheyyer, Papagni are flowing through the division

 

7.0 Level Crossing Gates

 

There are 438 nos of level crossing gates in the division.

 

Manned gates

Unmanned gates

Total

Engineering

Traffic

Total Manned gates

Inter-locked

Non-inter-locked

Total

Inter-locked

Non-inter-locked

Total

57

100

157

85

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85

242

196

438

 

Division has made a master plan to eliminate all un-manned level crossings, As per this plan, 70 nos of unmanned level crossings have been eliminated during last three years. Division is planning to eliminate the balance unmanned level crossings by manning, Constructing Sub-ways, Direct Closure, Providing link road to nearby Manned/unmanned level crossing to improve the safety at level crossing gates.

 

 

 

 

 

 




Source : South Central Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 17-07-2017  


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