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Operations scenario

                                                                                                                    B.RAJA REDDY
                                                                                                                    Sr. Divisional Operations Manager


Guntur is a newly formed Division which has been carved out of Secunderabad, Vijayawada and Guntakal Divisions.It has 618.48 route kilometres with 562.84 kilometres of diesel traction and 55.64 kilometres of electric traction.It comprises the following sections:

From

To

Distance in Kms

Krishna Canal Jn.

Guntur Junction

25.36

Guntur Junction

Nallapadu Jn.

5.00

Tenali Junction

Guntur Junction

25.28

Nallapadu Junction

Pagidipalli Jn.

238.86

Nallapadu Junction

Nandyal

256.91

Repalle

Tenali Junction

32.06

Nadikudi Junction

Macherla

35.01

Total

618.48


Solid state of interlock working at NLPD station

All the above sections except Guntur-Krishna Canal are single line sections.

Guntur Division has a total of 54 stations with 52 Block Stations, 2 Block Cabins, 5 D-Class stations and 13 Halt Stations. All the Block stations and Cabins are equipped with panel-interlocking with Multiple Aspect colour light signalling except Macherla which is a terminal station.

Gazulapalle – Diguvametta is a ghat section in the Nandyal - Nallapadu section.It is a 27.38 kms. long and has a gradient of 1 in 100.It passes through two tunnels i.e. Bogada tunnel (1.5 kms long) and Chelama tunnel (250 metres long).


Bogada Tunnel

MAJOR OPERATING INDICES:


Item

Unit

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

(Apr Dec’11)

Originating Loading

Million tonnes

2.955

2.811

2.201

2.474

2.572

2.193

Gross Earnings

Crores

257.91

272.51

237.20

304.30

327.37

268.56

Goods Earnings

Crores

198.16

204.91

168.04

229.21

245.90

202.56

Diesel utilisation

Kms

497

507

554

546

595

578

AC utilisation

Kms

183

165

265

307

350

353


As can be seen from the above, there has been a constant increase in the Originating Loading from the year 2009-10.During the current year also (upto Aug’11), loading has been 17% higher than the previous year.Similarly, the Gross Earnings for this period as well as Good Earnings have also been 17 to 19% higher than the last year.

Punctuality:

33 Express & 58 passenger trains per day are running including DEMUs / MEMUs to meet the local commuter needs.


Year

Express

Passenger

Total

2008-09

74%

74%

74%

2009-10

87%

85%

86%

2010-11

94%

97%

95.5%


As can be seen from the above, there is a marked improvement in punctuality performance during the last two years.This has been made possible by close monitoring of train operations, caution orders, by upgrading the loop lines from 15 to 30 kmph in Nallapadu-Nandyal section, by constructing 10 new crossing stations/standard lay outs/additional loop lines etc.It is also worth mentioning that this Division is primarily a single line Division and despite a number of blocks being given for track renewal works, punctuality position has substantially improved.

Loading potential: This division is serving industrial as well as agriculturally rich areas and it has a private siding i.e. India Cements Ltd siding at Vishnupuram and 3 FCI sidings at Nalgonda (PFCI), Miryalaguda (FCIM) and MatrixWarehousing Pvt. Ltd at Miryalaguda (MWMS). Four more private sidings are being developed on this Division i.e. Tej Container depot at Nagireddipalle, Penna Cements Ltd and Deccan Cements Ltd sidings at Janapahad station and Andhra Cements Ltd siding at Pondugula station.The important freight loading commodities of the Division are Cement, Food grains, C.S.Husk, N.G.bales, timber waste, steel pipes, quartz stones etc.This Division can comfortably load 3 M.T. per annum and can enhance this figure substantially in the coming years.

vReddipalem(REP) Goods Shed: In order to encourage traffic like cotton seeds, husk, turmeric, maize, chillies and NG bales etc. these multi commodities are being permitted at Reddipalem goods shed near Guntur in wagon / train loads to long lead destinations like Delhi Kishangunj and Rajpura.59 rakes of multi commodities were loaded at this station with 0.178 million tonnes during 2010-11. Regular meetings are being conducted with traders and merchants.

vM/s. West Coast Paper Mills Ltd loaded 36 rakes of Timber waste from Markapur / Donakonda stations to Ambewadi during 2010-11.


Inward traffic like food grains, fertilizers are received at Reddipalem , Miryalaguda, Nandyal, Narasaraopet, Nadikude, Nalgonda and coal atChityala,Vishnupuram and Pondugula, Gurajala Outlaying siding.

Apart from the originating trains, several through loads are being run on the Division with majority of trains running with CC+8/CC+6 loads onKCC-NDL / NDL-KCC section which is part of the route connectingpower houses located at Muddanoor / Raichuru. The interchange has been maintained during 2011-12 (April – August) at an average of 30.3 trains per day against 26.8 trains during 2010-11 (April – August).

Traffic facilities provided

§Six New crossing stations viz., Perecherla, Munumaka, Jaggambhotla Krishnapuram, Sangamjagarlamudi, Cheekateegalapalam, Nudurupadu have been commissioned.

§Additional loop line with Simultaneous reception and dispatch facilities at 11 stations i.e. Bellamkonda, Pedakurapadu, Thipparthi, Kondrapol, Perecherla, Kurichedu, Savalyapuram, Gajjalakonda ,Gundalakamma, Somidevipalli, Nallapaduhave been commissioned.

§Four 3 line stations were provided with Simultaneous reception and dispatch facilitiesi.e Valigonda, Chityala, Cumbum, Giddalur.

§The speed of trains on the passenger loop lines at stations on NLPD-NDL section has been enhanced from 15 kmph to 30 kmph with effect from 16.08.2011 and this has helped in increasing the line capacity of the section.




Source : South Central Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 05-11-2014  


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