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South Central Railway zone


South Central Railway zone

South Central Railway
दक्षिण मध्य रेलवे
దక్షిణ మద్య రైల్వే
South Central Railway-6
SCR's headquarters Secunderabad Railway Station
Locale Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka
Dates of operation 02 October 1966–Present
Predecessor Southern Railways
Track gauge Mixed
Length 5951 km.
Headquarters Secunderabad Railway Station
Website SCR official website

The South Central Railway is one of the 17 Guntur and Nanded were operationalised duly transferring Hubli Division to newly formed South Western Railway.

Presently S.C. Railway has 6 Divisions, viz, Secunderabad, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Guntakal, Guntur and Nanded. South Central Railway predominantly serves the state of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra and to a limited extent, portions of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu & Madhya Pradesh states.

South Central Railway Zone is the 2nd highest revenue earning zone in Indian Railways after Northern Railway Zone. The revenue of South Central Railway Zone is nearly 110₹ billion.


  • Overview 1
  • Divisions in South Central Railway 2
    • Vijayawada Division 2.1
    • Secunderabad Division 2.2
    • Guntakal Division 2.3
    • Guntur Division 2.4
    • Hyderabad Division 2.5
    • Nanded Division 2.6
  • Notable Trains 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Shortened form of South Central Railway Zone of Indian Railways (Both in Hindi and English Languages), Painted on Medchal-Falaknuma DEMU Local Train.

It was created on 2 October 1966 as the ninth zone of Indian Railways.[1] The six divisions of this railway have a total 5,752 route kilometers of track. Current General Manager of S.C. Railway is P.K. Srivastasa.

In 2008 South Central Railways was the first to implement a wireless MU Coupler system supplied by Ms Lotus Wireless Technologies, permitting longer freight trains delivering higher capacity. The system was first implemented in diesel locomotives in 2008 followed by installation on electric locomotives in 2011 at Electric Loco Shed, Kazipet. Trains equipped with this system are in use at Badrachalam region in the South Central Railways.

Vijayawada is the second largest railway junction in India.

Divisions in South Central Railway

HYB bound Godavari Express at Marripalem hauled by LGD shed WAP-4
SC bound Goutami Express at Moulali with WAP-4 loco
17202 Guntur bound Golconda Express

It is organized into six divisions: Vijayawada, Secunderabad, Guntakal, Guntur, Hyderabad and Nanded. It covers over a vast geographical area including Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.[1]The list of divisions shown below according to their revenue status.

Vijayawada Division

Secunderabad Division

Guntakal Division

Guntur Division

Hyderabad Division

Nanded Division

Notable Trains

See also


  1. ^ a b "About Us". South Central Railway. Retrieved 20 Sep 2012. 

External links

  • South Central Railway

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