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VKT/Venkatachalam (3 PFs)
వెంకటాచలం | وینکٹاچلم     वेंकटाचलम
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Railway Station Rd., Venkatachalam, SPSR (Nellore) District, Pin- 524320.
State: Andhra Pradesh


Zone: SCR/South Central   Division: Vijayawada

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Sep 03 2019 (08:36) India’s longest electrified rail tunnel inaugurated! Know about this unique Indian Railways project (in.finance.yahoo.com)
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Sep 03 2019 (08:36)
Station Tag: Venkatachalam/VKT added by karbang~/50057
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India's longest electrified rail tunnel built by Indian Railways is finally open! M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India, inaugurated the country’s longest electrified railway tunnel between Cherlopalli and Rapuru railway stations and an electrified railway line between Venkatachalam and Obulavaripalli in Andhra Pradesh recently. The South Central Railway zone of the Railway Ministry had recently successfully completed the construction of the 6.7 km long tunnel in a record time of 43 months.
On June 25, 2019, two freight trains successfully ran between the Cherlopalli and Rapuru railway stations, marking the full-scale operation of the newly built electrified rail line, thereby opening viable railway connectivity between the Krishnapatnam Port and its hinterland areas for seamless movement of freight train services.
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of the salient features of the country's longest electrified tunnel by Indian Railways are as follows:
According to South Central Railway zone, the new 112-km railway line, which has also been inaugurated reduces the travel time from 10 to five hours for a freight train to operate from Krishnapatnam Port to Obulavaripalli.
Jul 08 2019 (21:42) Indian Railways builds longest electrified tunnel in record time! Key features of this game-changing project (www.financialexpress.com)
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News Entry# 386248  Blog Entry# 4372817   
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Jul 08 2019 (21:43)
Station Tag: Venkatachalam/VKT added by 🚈 हमर अमरकंटक 🚈^~/1769309

Jul 08 2019 (21:43)
Station Tag: Obulavaripalli/OBVP added by 🚈 हमर अमरकंटक 🚈^~/1769309

Jul 08 2019 (21:43)
Station Tag: Rapuru/RAPR added by 🚈 हमर अमरकंटक 🚈^~/1769309

Jul 08 2019 (21:43)
Station Tag: Cherlopalli/CROP added by 🚈 हमर अमरकंटक 🚈^~/1769309
The tunnel has been completed in a record time of 43 months, enabling Indian Railways to start freight operations on this crucial line, which has reduced the distance between Krishnapatnam Port and its hinterland areas by 60 km.

Another big record by Indian Railways! The South Central Railway zone has successfully commissioned the longest electrified tunnel. The 6.6 km long tunnel is situated between Cherlopalli and Rapuru railway stations and is part of the new Obulavaripalli-Venkatachalam railway line. On 25 June 2019, two freight trains successfully ran between the two
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stations, marking the full-scale operation of the newly built electrified line, thereby opening up viable railway connectivity between Krishnapatnam Port and its hinterland areas for freight train services. The tunnel has been completed in a record time of 43 months, enabling Indian Railways to start freight operations on this crucial line, which has reduced the distance between Krishnapatnam Port and its hinterland areas by 60 km.

At present, a goods train takes an average time of 10 hours to travel from Krishnapatnam Port to Obulavaripalli. On the newly electrified line, the travel time gets reduced to about 5 hours, thereby resulting in a saving of travel time by 5 hours. The tunnel is a game changer in the freight operations of the zone. It has paved the way to operate freight trains in Obulavaripalli-Venkatachalam-Krishnapatnam Port line for a distance of 113 Km. Now, the section is notified for commercial freight operations as well. Take a look at some of the salient features of the tunnel:
Feb 18 2019 (12:48) Enhancing Infrastructure Facilities to Serve the Nation -Krishnapatnam Port- Venkatachalam- Obulavaripalle New Railway Line Project on the Path of Progress (www.scr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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News Entry# 376812  Blog Entry# 4235322   
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Feb 18 2019 (12:49)
Station Tag: Obulavaripalli/OBVP added by SAP Basis Consultant®^~/1757335

Feb 18 2019 (12:49)
Station Tag: Venkatachalam Road Junction/VRJN added by SAP Basis Consultant®^~/1757335

Feb 18 2019 (12:49)
Station Tag: Venkatachalam/VKT added by SAP Basis Consultant®^~/1757335

Feb 18 2019 (12:49)
Station Tag: Krishnapatnam/KAPT added by SAP Basis Consultant®^~/1757335
Posted by: Sri^~ 222 news posts
Krishnapatnam port is o­ne of the important ports served by South Central Railway. o­ne of the major chunk of South Central Railway’s freight loading is generated from Krishnapatnam Port. Railway line from Krishnapatnam port is connected to Vijayawada-Gudur mainline at Venkatachalam station. The Venkatachalam - Obulavaripalle new line connectivity will provide shortest path between Chennai-Howrah and Chennai-Mumbai rail routes.
Krishnapatnam Port-Venkatachalam-Obulavaripalle new railway line project provides vital rail connectivity between two major rail routes and reduces distance by 72 kms for the trains coming from Guntakal Division to Krishnapatnam and reduces traffic density in Obulavaripalle - Renigunta - Gudur section. At present, the new line between Venkatachalam Road Jn.-Vellikallu (60 km) and Cherlopalli-Obulavaripalli (22 km), i.e., a total length of 82 km.
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has been completed, including electrification works. Tunnel works are in progress for a small stretch of around 7 kms between Cherlopalli - Vellikallu. o­nce this work is completed, the entire Krishnapatnam-Venkatachalam-Obulavaripalle new line project will be made operational.
The new line will eases congestion of both passenger carrying and freight carrying trains in Vijayawada - Gudur - Renigunta - Guntakal sections. Significant growth in the freight traffic is expected after completion of the new line. The new line helps these hinterland areas for socio-economic growth. o­nce passenger services start in this new line, it will provide safe and economic mode of transport for the people of this area.
Presently, Vijayawada - Gudur main line is a busy and over-saturated section, with continuous movement of passenger and freight trains. There was a huge demand from the rail customers loading from Krishnapatnam Port to decongest the section for seamless movement of freight trains towards Mumbai and West coast area. This project was sanctioned in the year 2005-06. The entire project is located in the state of Andhra Pradesh and traverse through the districts of Nellore and Kadapa. The new railway line project is executed through Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) viz., Krishnapatnam Railway Company Limited (KRCL) consisting of Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, Krishnapatnam Port, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Sagar Mala Development Corporation, NMDC and Brahmani Steels.
Salient features of the project
Passenger Amenities at all Railway stations from Krishnapatnam to Rapuru:
vAt present, Krishnapatnam – Venkatachalam railway line is catering to the needs of the freight customers. To improve the freight traffic and to reduce the congestion o­n main lines, the line is further extended up to Obulavaripalli station located o­n Chennai-Mumbai route.
vIn addition to serving the freight customer needs, South central Railway has taken up the task of running passenger services also o­n this route, to give an added advantage to the general public of this region and to provide additional traveling facility for the people.
vProvision of various passenger amenities at all the Railway stations from Krishnapatnam to Rapuru are in progress.
vThe Railway stations enroute are Nidiguntapalem, Venkatachalam Road Jn, Choutupalyam Halt, Kasumuru, Kottundapalle, Aduripalle and Rapuru.
vThe estimated cost for provision of passenger amenities is Rs 60 crores.
Jan 09 2019 (13:50) उपराष्ट्रपति वेंकैया नायडू ने किया ट्रेन में सफर, अधिकारियों पर हुए गुस्सा, देखें VIDEO (hindi.timesnownews.com)
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News Entry# 373521  Blog Entry# 4191671   
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Jan 09 2019 (13:50)
Station Tag: Venkatachalam Road Junction/VRJN added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jan 09 2019 (13:50)
Station Tag: Krishnapatnam/KAPT added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jan 09 2019 (13:50)
Station Tag: Obulavaripalli/OBVP added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jan 09 2019 (13:50)
Station Tag: Renigunta Junction/RU added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jan 09 2019 (13:50)
Station Tag: Venkatachalam/VKT added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948
नई दिल्ली: उपराष्ट्रपति वेंकैया नायडू ने मंगलवार को आंध्र प्रदेश के रेनीगुंटा से वेंकटचलम, नेल्लोर तक ट्रेन से सफर किया। नायडू अपनी सास श्रीमती अल्लूरु कौसल्यम्मा के 10वें दिन समारोह में भाग लेने के लिए बुधवार को वेंकटचलम पहुंचे। 30 दिसंबर को उनका निधन हो गया था। इस दौरान ट्रेन के अंदर मीडिया को समायोजित करने के लिए जरूरी इंतजाम नहीं किए जाने को लेकर रेलवे के अधिकारियों पर उनका गुस्सा फूट गया। उन्होंने कहा, 'यह कॉमन सेंस प्रश्न है। प्रभारी कौन है?'
वेंकैया नायडू ने इस दौरान रेलवे के शीर्ष अधिकारियों के साथ बातचीत की और आंध्र प्रदेश-तेलंगाना में विभिन्न रेलवे परियोजनाओं की प्रगति के बारे में पूछताछ की, जिसमें ओबुलावरिपल्ले और कृष्णापटनम बंदरगाह के बीच रेलवे लाइन भी शामिल है।
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उपराष्ट्रपति ने नेल्लोर में रेनीगुंटा से वेंकटचलम तक ट्रेन से यात्रा करते समय दक्षिण मध्य रेलवे जीएम, कुलश्रेष्ठ और अन्य वरिष्ठ अधिकारियों के साथ परियोजनाओं की प्रगति पर चर्चा की।
नायडू ने अधिकारियों को विभिन्न परियोजनाओं के कार्यों में तेजी लाने की सलाह दी और 25 फरवरी तक ओबुलावरिपल्ले-कृष्णापटनम लाइन को पूरा करने की मांग की।
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