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VRJN/Venkatachalam Road Junction (2 PFs)
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Krishnapatnam Port Road, SPSR (Nellore) Dist., Pin- 524321
State: Andhra Pradesh


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Sep 15 2019 (00:02) New railway line in Andhra comes as boon for India Inc (www.deccanherald.com)
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News Entry# 391052  Blog Entry# 4428126   
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Sep 15 2019 (00:03)
Station Tag: Rapuru/RAPR added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Sep 15 2019 (00:03)
Station Tag: Vellikallu/VLKLU added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Sep 15 2019 (00:03)
Station Tag: Cherlopalli/CROP added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Sep 15 2019 (00:03)
Station Tag: Venkatachalam Road Junction/VRJN added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Sep 15 2019 (00:03)
Station Tag: Obulavaripalli/OBVP added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Sep 15 2019 (00:03)
Station Tag: Krishnapatnam Port/PKPK added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948
The 112 kilometre line helps save up to Rs 7L per rake in freight movement
By cutting down travel time between Krishnapatnam Port and the hinterland here by five hours, a 112-km line has come as a boon for India Inc which is now saving up to Rs 7 lakh per rake towards freight transport.
Touted to be a game-changer, the Obulavaripalli-Venkatachalam-Krishnapatnam Port line, commissioned on June 25, also reduces the travel distance by 72 km for trains coming from Guntakal division to the port.
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this new line coming into operation, the freight rate per rake for different commodities has gone down significantly, Alok Tiwari, the divisional railway manager (DRM) of Guntakal division, said.
"For coal, it varies from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 7.5 lakh; for fertilizers, it is between Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh; for iron ore, it is about Rs 6 lakh and for limestone also it is Rs 5.25 lakh," he said
The newly-built single line, which features India's longest electrified tunnel of 6.6 km from Cherlopalli and Rapuru railway stations, was constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 1,993 crore in a record time of 43 months.
Also, the ambitious tunnel, built at a cost of Rs 437 crore, has 44 trolley refuges and 14 cross-passages in a horse shoe shape.
According to Tiwari, the South Central Railway (SCR) is hopeful that with the reduction in travel distance and time, there will be more freight trains moving through this line, translating into increase of the revenue for the railways.
Presently, after the commissioning of the new line which is only for freight movement, 12 goods trains -- six from each side -- are taking this line daily.
A significant part of the SCR's freight loading is generated from Krishnapatnam port in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore district.
Besides facilitating the operation of freight trains on the Obulavaripalli-Venkatachalam-Krishnapatnam Port route, the new line would also provide the shortest path for the Chennai-Howrah and Chennai-Mumbai railway routes.
It will also ease congestion of both passenger trains and freight trains in the Vijayawada-Gudur-Renigunta-Guntakal section.
The new route, along with the recent concessions allowed by the railways for freight movement, has come at a time when the country is facing economic slowdown.
Recently, the railways deferred the levy of busy season charge, waiver of supplementary charges on mini and two point rakes, discount on movement of empty containers and empty flat wagons and round-trip charging on container traffic among others.  
"A number of concrete measures have been taken up to give concessions to freight customers and attract our long term customers. This is also because for the last couple of months, the flood like situations in southern states have affected us slightly, like the cement loading is completely down, iron ore, which was imported is no more imported as there is a ban on it," Gajanan Mallya, the general manager, SCR, said.
He said even coal, for that matter, is almost entirely produced in the country and there is hardly any import of coal at present.
Aug 26 2019 (00:51) Venkaiah instrumental for early completion in Kadapa (www.thehansindia.com)
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News Entry# 389454  Blog Entry# 4410503   
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Aug 26 2019 (00:52)
Station Tag: Kadapa (Cuddapah)/HX added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Aug 26 2019 (00:52)
Station Tag: Obulavaripalli/OBVP added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Aug 26 2019 (00:52)
Station Tag: Rapuru/RAPR added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Aug 26 2019 (00:52)
Station Tag: Venkatachalam Road Junction/VRJN added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Aug 26 2019 (00:52)
Station Tag: Cherlopalli/CROP added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948
The long-cherished dream of Kadapa people will become reality as the train facility between Venkatachalam in Nellore district and Obulapuram of Kadapa district will begin soon.
Kadapa: The long-cherished dream of Kadapa people will become reality as the train facility between Venkatachalam in Nellore district and Obulapuram of Kadapa district will begin soon. The construction of rail track between Krishnapatnam and Obulapuram was proposed to complete by 2017 but delayed due to various reasons.

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Venkaiah Naidu, Vice-President of India, had played a crucial role in sanctioning and completing the project. It may be recalled that in order to improve the living standards of Rayalaseema people by providing marketing facilities, Venkaiah Naidu had proposed to construct a railway track under the Railway Vikas Nigam (RVN) during Vajpayee government.

Nitish Kumar, who was then Railway Minister in Vajpayee cabinet had sanctioned the project. About 1,900 acres of land and 325 acres of forest land was acquired for the purpose and the Central government has sanctioned Rs 1,668 crore for total project cost including digging two tunnels for a length of 962 metres and 3,063 metres respectively at a cost of Rs 47 crore per kilometre.

About 72-kilometre distance was reduced following completion of railway track. However, there was no progress in the project when Congress-led UPA government was in power for two terms. After BJP-led NDA government came to power in 2014, works were speeded up.
"We are very happy to know that the completion of railway track between Venkatachalam and Obulapuram as the farmers, traders and other sections of the society will benefit in the coming days," said K Venkata Subba Reddy from Cherlopalli told The Hans India. The railway officials are planning to start passenger operations from December this year onwards.
Jul 04 2019 (21:48) Indian Railways commissions longest electrified tunnel between Cherlopalli-Rapuru Station (zeenews.india.com)
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News Entry# 385998  Blog Entry# 4369722   
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Jul 04 2019 (21:48)
Station Tag: Krishnapatnam/KAPT added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jul 04 2019 (21:48)
Station Tag: Venkatachalam Road Junction/VRJN added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jul 04 2019 (21:48)
Station Tag: Obulavaripalli/OBVP added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jul 04 2019 (21:48)
Station Tag: Rapuru/RAPR added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jul 04 2019 (21:48)
Station Tag: Vellikallu/VLKLU added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jul 04 2019 (21:48)
Station Tag: Cherlopalli/CROP added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jul 04 2019 (21:48)
Station Tag: Adurupalli/ARPI added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948
New Delhi: South Central Railway has commissioned the longest electrified tunnel, measuring 6.6 Kms between Cherlopalli and Rapuru stations and is part of the recently completed Obulavaripalli – Venkatachalam new railway line.
The tunnel has been completed in a record time of 43 months.
Two freight trains have successfully run on 25th June, 2019 marking the full-scale Operation of the newly built electrified railway line between the two stations, thereby opening up viable rail connectivity between Krishnapatnam Port and its hinterland for Goods train services, South Central Railway (SCR) said in a statement.
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Completion of this tunnel has enabled Railways to start freight operations on this important railway line, which has reduced the distance between Krishnapatnam Port and hinterland areas by 60 kms. At present, the average travel time taken by goods train from Krishnapatnam Port to Obulavaripalli is 10 hrs. On the newly commissioned line, the travel time gets reduced to about 5 hours, which will result in a saving of travel time by 5 hours, it added.
The construction of this tunnel paved the way to operate freight trains in Obulavaripalli - Venkatachalam - Krishnapatnam Port new railway line for a distance of 113 Kms. The section is now notified for commercial freight operations as well.
Salient Features of Tunnel
Located between Cherlopalli to Rapuru stations and constructed in shape of ‘Horse Shoe’.
New Australian Tunneling Method(NATM) is used and the cost incurred is Rs.460 crores
Length of the tunnel is 6, 660 mts and is in straight alignment.
The height of tunnel (rail level to roof) is 6.5 meters and the minimum height of contact wire is maintained at 5.2 meters.
Ballast less Track is constructed with Bi-block sleepers and Vaslo fittings
Full length lining is provided with 300 mm thickness
Two nos. of traction power supply substations are provided near Cherlopalli and near Adurupalli with necessary switching stations in between.
OHE maintenance depot is provided at Rapuru along with tower-car shed.
LED lighting provided at 10 m intervals inside the tunnel
Conventional OHE has been provided with a maximum span of 36 m and maximum tension length of 1206 m. Brackets for supporting OHE have been fixed on wall mounted type plate fittings, which are fixed to the tunnel lining concrete.
Spring type Auto Tensioning Device (ATD) of South Korean make is adopted in place of conventional type ATD for maintaining necessary tension in OHE wires, for the first time in SCR.
Fail safe earthing arrangements are provided for safety of personnel working in tunnel.
This longest electrified tunnel is pivotal in the new railway line between Venkatachalam and Obulavaripalli and is a game changer in the freight operations of the zone.
This new line facilitates direct & viable connectivity between South Coast and West Coast and enhances the freight basket of South Central Railway.
Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, SCR said that it is a matter of pride for the zone to have such remarkable structure. The newly constructed railway line is also helpful for decongestion of traffic on Vijayawada - Gudur Main line.

Jul 04 2019 (10:02) Longest electrified tunnel in India completed in record time (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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News Entry# 385949  Blog Entry# 4368446   
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Jul 04 2019 (10:02)
Station Tag: Krishnapatnam/KAPT added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jul 04 2019 (10:02)
Station Tag: Venkatachalam Road Junction/VRJN added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jul 04 2019 (10:02)
Station Tag: Rapuru/RAPR added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jul 04 2019 (10:02)
Station Tag: Cherlopalli/CROP added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jul 04 2019 (10:02)
Station Tag: Obulavaripalli/OBVP added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948
Vijayawada: The railway division of Vijayawada commissioned the longest electrified tunnel in India on Wednesday. The 6.6 km tunnel stands as an engineering marvel situated between Cherlopalli and Rapuru stations which are a part of the recently completed Obulavaripalli – Venkatachalam railway line.So far, two freight trains made its successful run on June 25, 2019 marking the full-scale operation of the newly built electrified railway line between the two stations. The major benefit of the entire project is providing viable rail connectivity between Krishnapatnam Port and its hinterland for goods train services.Explaining the salient features of the tunnel, officials said that a New Australian Tunneling Method (NATM) was used and overall Rs 460 crore were spent on the construction of the tunnel. Conventional overhead lines have been provided with a maximum span of 36 metre and maximum tension length of 1,206 metre.Brackets for supporting overhead lines (OHE) have been fixed on...
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wall mounted type plate fittings, which are fixed to the tunnel lining concrete. Also, an overhead line maintenance depot is provided at Rapuru along with tower-car shed.Officials also informed that LED lighting has been provided at every 10 metre intervals within the tunnel. At present, the average travel time taken by goods train from Krishnapatnam Port to Obulavaripalli is 10 hours. On the newly commissioned line, the travel time will be reduced to about five hours, which will result in a saving time. Railway officials explain that the construction of the longest tunnel between Cherlopalli and Rapuru was the major challenge for commissioning of this important and vital railway link. South Central Railway (SCR) general manager Gajanan Mallya appreciated the efforts of railway officials and staff involved in completion of this tunnel in a record time of 43 months.“It is a matter of pride for the zone to have such a remarkable structure. The newly constructed railway line will help in decongesting traffic on Vijayawada - Gudur main line,” said Mallya.

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Jul 04 2019 (10:01) SCR commissions longest electrified railway tunnel (www.thehindu.com)
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News Entry# 385948  Blog Entry# 4368443   
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Jul 04 2019 (10:02)
Station Tag: Krishnapatnam/KAPT added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jul 04 2019 (10:02)
Station Tag: Venkatachalam Road Junction/VRJN added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jul 04 2019 (10:02)
Station Tag: Obulavaripalli/OBVP added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jul 04 2019 (10:02)
Station Tag: Rapuru/RAPR added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jul 04 2019 (10:02)
Station Tag: Cherlopalli/CROP added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948
Officials inspect the tunnel between Cherlopalli and Rapuru Stations. 
South Central Railway (SCR) has added another feather to its cap by commissioning the longest electrified tunnel in Indian Railways.
The electrified tunnel measuring 6.6 kilometres is situated between Cherlopalli and Rapuru stations and is part of the 113-km new railway line completed recently between Obulavaripalli– Venkatachalam – Krishnapatnam Port.
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have been run successfully on the electrified railway line a few days ago, thereby opening up viable rail connectivity between Krishnapatnam Port and its hinterland for goods train services.
SCR General Manager Gajanan Mallya lauded the efforts of the railway authorities and all the staff involved in completion of this tunnel in a record time of 43 months.
“The tunnel, an engineering marvel, is a pride for SCR zone. The new railway line is helpful for decongesting traffic on the Vijayawada-Gudur main line,” Mr. Mallya said, adding that the tunnel would reduce the distance between Krishnapatnam Port and the hinterland areas by 60 km.
At present, the average travel time taken by goods train from Krishnapatnam Port to Obulavaripali is 10 hours. With the commissioning of the new line, the travel time would be reduced to five hours, the General Manager said.
The electrified tunnel is constructed in the shape of ‘Horse Shoe’ on New Australian Tunnelling Method, at a cost of ₹460 crore. The height of the tunnel (rail level to roof) is 6.5 metres and the minimum height of the contact wire is maintained at 5.2 metres, the railway officials said.
Mr. Mallya said the new line would facilitate direct and viable connectivity between South Coast and West Coast Railway and improve freight revenue of the zone.
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