Divertion of PRASANTI Express, Chennai Asansol Superfast Express, Falaknuma Superfast Express, Partial Cancellation of Machilipatnam / Narasapur Visakhapatnam Passenger & Special Trains run by ECoR
Trains Cancelled / Partially Cancelled / Diverted / Rescheduled due to overflowing of rain water above danger level at a Railway Bridge o­n Thandava River between Tuni-Gullipadu
More Helpline Numbers Provided for Public Information In view of Changes In Train Services
Steps Taken by SCR to Minimise Inconvenience to Passengers in View of Disruption to Train Services Between Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam Due to Heavy Floods
Alleppy-Dhanbad, Nagavali, & Yesvantapur Hatia Express Diverted Due to flowing of Water over Railway Bridge Between Tuni and Gullipadu Section
Trains Diverted Due to flowing of Water over Railway Bridge Between Tuni and Gullipadu Section
Santragachi-Chennai-Santragachi Special Train Extended for Eight more Services
SCR Extends Secunderabad-Jaipur-Secunderabad Special Train For Eight more Services
SCR Observes ‘Vigilance Awareness Week’
Machilipatnam-Yesvantapur Express to stop at Narasaraopet
Special Trains between Visakhapatnam Secunderabad, Karimnagar Tirupati, Visakhapatnam Shiridi Sai Nagar, Visakhapatnam Chennai and Indore Yesvantapur
Tirupati Karimnagar Express Inaugurated and Jammikunta Adarsh Station Inaugurated
Trains Cancelled / Partially Cancelled / Diverted / Regulated Due to Road Under Bridge Work in Nanded Division
Special Ticket Checking Drives conducted by Secunderabad Division
A/C Special Trains Between Kakinada Town and Secunderabad Via Tanuku, Bhimavaram, Gudivada
SCR sets up Exclusive Contact Numbers for Fire Prevention Alert
Cancellation of Trains Due to Track Maintenance Works On Tirupati-Renigunta-Gudur Section
Monthly Combined MMTS / APSRTC Ticket Fares to be Increased
Special Trains Between Secunderabad-Tirupati and Tirupati-Karimnagar
South Central Railway to Run Fourteen Dussera / Diwali Special Trains Between Nanded and Surat
Six Special Trains between Chennai and Shalimar Via Gudur, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam
Two Special Trains Between Bangalore and Santragachi
Twelve Super Fast Deepawali AC Special Trains Between Secunderabad and Mumbai LTT
“Science Express-Biodiversity Special-Fifth Phase” To Put Up Exhibitions on SCR
Eighteen Special Trains Between Jammu Tawi and H.S.Nanded
Eight Superfast Special Trains Between Visakhapatnam and Sainagar Shirdi
Levy of Service Tax on AC and First Class Rail Passengers from 1st October 2012
Levy of Service Tax on Transportation of Goods by Rail from 1st October 2012
Twenty Eight Special Trains Between Visakhapatnam and Nanded Via Vijayawada
Dismantling of Staircases on Platforms of Secunderabad Railway Station for Installation of Escalators
Miraj-Parli Vaijnath Passenger Train Derailed Between Ghatnandur and Parli Vaijnath Stations
SCR to revise the Timings of 77687 Nizamabad-Kacheguda DEMU Passenger, 77614 Manoharabad-Secunderabad DEMU Passenger, 77688 Kacheguda-Nizambad DEMU Passenger, 77615 Secunderabad-Medchal DEMU Passenger & 57473 Kacheguda- Bodhan Passenger
SCR to revise the Timings of Secunderabad-Pune Shatabdi Express
SCR to Run Twelve Special Express Trains For Diwali Festival between Hyderabad - Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad - Santragachi, Aurangabad - Tirupati And Kacheguda - Bangaluru
SCR to run eight MMTS Special Trains on 29th and 30th September 2012 for Vinayaka Nimarjanam
SCR to revise the Timings of Gulbarga – Hyderabad Passenger Train
SCR To Run Four Special Trains Between Hyderabad and Santragachi during Dussehra Season
Sri K.H. Muniyappa, Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways Flags off New Intercity Express Between Bidar and Hyderabad
Fare of Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Duronto Express Does not Include Catering Charges
Train Services Cancelled on 4th September 2012
Rejoinder / Clarification on News Items on the Incident Involving Rajdhani Express Near Adoni on 24th August, 2012
Cancellation / Partial Cancelation of Trains Due to Track Maintenance Works on Vijayawada-Rajamundry-Kakinada and Vijayawada-Ongole-Gudur Sections
Cancellation / Short Termination / Rescheduling / Partially cancellation / Running of Special Services Due to Line Block Between Hussain Sagar and Secunderabad / Hyderabad due to Track Improvement Works
High Level Coordination Meeting Between SCR, GHMC, and HMRL Held on Various Developmental Works
SCR Introduces Token System at Passenger Reservation System Office at Secunderabad
SCR To Run Ten Special Trains Between Kacheguda And Banglore, Hyderabad And Visakhapatnam & Aurangabad And Tirupati
Surprise Check Against Ticketless Travel at Secunderabad Railway Station
South Central Railway to run special Trains between Hyderabad –Kollam-Hyderabad
South Central Railway extends the run of Jaipur-Secunderabad-Jaipur Special Train
Singareni Collieries Company Limited Pays Rs. 6.38 Crores to S.C.Railway for the Bhadrachalam Road – Sattupalli New Railway Line
SCR to Run Ten Special Trains Between Hyderabad – Kolhapur – Hyderabad
SCR Releases MMTS-Cum-Local Trains Pocket Time Table
Asanlol-Chennai Central Weekly Express introduced


The Electrical Department

The Electrical Department of South Central Railway is the busiest and most important department of the SCR System. Headed by Chief Electrical Engineer, the Electrical Department is responsible for the management, maintenance and operation of: 
  • A large fleet of Electric Locomotives of five different types, housed in the loco sheds  at Vijayawada  and Lallaguda
  • Self-generating type Train lighting & Air Conditioning systems on the coaches
  • Overhead equipment and power supply installations of Electric traction
  • General electric installations in Railway stations, yards, offices, colonies, workshops, loco sheds etc.
  • Main line EMU coaches.
  • EMU coaches



    • Power supply arrangements to Railway installations and Work Shops
    • Maintenance and operation of pumping installations
    • Maintenance and operation of electrical installations such as Water coolers, AC plants, Lifts etc.
    • Maintenance of lights, fans and AC system in passenger coaches, including power supply systems for the same
    • Construction activities in this area
    • Monitoring of energy conservation measures in these areas


      • 678 stations are electrified with local power supply.
      • 339 water coolers have been provided at 158 Railway stations
      • Escalators are  provided at Vijayawada Railway Station which  provide easy movement for passengers at this station which deals with the largest number of trains on SCR
      • Various measures are being undertaken for effective energy conservation. They include the use of energy efficient lamps, segregation of essential & non-essential loads at stations, provision of Electronic Ballasts, electrification of Railway stations and gate lodges using non- conventional sources of energy etc.
      • All the 2,860 passenger coaches of SCR have been converted to 110 V working system from 24 V working system, for better illumination and reliability.
      • The required power in the coaches is self-generated by means of axle driven bogie mounted brushless alternator of 4.5KW capacity that generates power when the train is in motion. The generated power is rectified and regulated, fed to fans and lights, and stored in batteries. The maintenance yards have been provided with pole mounted battery chargers so as to charge cells when the coaches are maintained at terminal stations.
      • A total of 285 AC coaches of various classes are being maintained with 10 / 14 tons of Air Conditioning Systems, for which power is self-generated when coaches are in motion.
      • Work Shops: The electrical assets of the coaches are periodically overhauled during the servicing of coaches at Work Shops in Lallaguda, Tirupati.


        • Maintenance and operation of Electric locomotives used for hauling passenger / goods trains
        • Maintenance and operation of Mainline Electrical Multiple Units (MEMUs)
        • Maintenance and operation of Electrical Multiple Units (EMUs) for Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS).
        • Construction activities pertaining to this section like setting up of new Sheds, POH facilities etc.


        • A total of 286 electric locomotives consisting of five types of locomotives are housed at Lallaguda and Vijayawada loco sheds. A Third Electric loco shed at Kazipet is under construction. The Electric loco sheds carry out preventive maintenance in the form of periodical maintenance schedules / overhauls and scheduled repairs on these electric locomotives.
        • Mainline Electrical Multiple Units, each comprising 3 Motor coaches and 9 Trailer coaches are deployed in Guntur, Tenali, Vijayawada -  Rajahmundry - Kakinada and Visakhapatnam on Vijayawada division. The service is  introduced between Hyderabad, Kazipet and Vijaywada  of Secunderabad division. One rake of 2 motors coaches and 6 trailer coaches is deployed on Visakhapatnam - Palasa section.

        • Electrical Multiple Units, each comprising 2 Motor coaches and 6 Trailer coaches are deployed in Falaknuma, Hyderabad and Lingampally sections for MMTS service.
        • A separate Traction Rolling Stock Operations ( TRO ) organisation at divisional level for the operation of the electric locomotives and MEMUs on the three electrified divisions of SCR. TRO looks after the availability, fitness and technical updating of the running staff as well as minor servicing of locomotives.


      • Maintenance of traction power supply installations
      • Maintenance of traction overhead equipment
      • Supervisory Remote Control System
      • Construction activities pertaining to this section
      • Monitoring of energy conservation in Electric Traction

      Progress of Electrification on South Central Railway

      Electrification on SCR started with the electrification of Vijayawada - Gudur section in 1980. By the end of December 2003 a total of 1,620 route kms and 3,910 track kms have been electrified, spreading over five divisions Secunderabad,Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntur and Guntakal of SCR. Out of the total 5,752 route kilometers of track on SCR, 1,620 route kilometres i.e., 28% of the total track have been electrified .

      Electrified sections: 
      • Vijayawada - Gudur
      • Vijayawada - Guntur - Nallapadu
      • Vijayawada - Kazipet - Ballarshah
      • Visakhapatnam - Vijayawada
      • Gudur - Renigunta - Tirupati - Pakala - Chittoor - Katpadi
      • Kazipet - Secunderabad - Hyderabad - Sanathnagar
      • Guntur - Tenali
      • Samalkot - Kakinada Port
      • Motumarri - Jaggayapeta
      • Dornakal - Karepalli - Singareni collieries
      • Manikgarh - Gadchandur
      • Sanathnagar - Lingampalli            Under Multi Modal Transport
      • Secunderabad - Falaknuma          System of twin cities

      Electrified Divisions 

      Total route Km.

      Total track Km.
      TOTAL :16203910

      System of working of Electric Traction : 

      The Electric supply from the State Grid is availed at 220/132 KV, 2 Phase and is stepped down to 25 KV, Single Phase at the Traction sub-stations. This 25 KV single phase supply is fed to the over head conductor system consisting of a grooved contact wire suspended from catenary wire by flexible droppers. There is a continuous sliding contact between the pantograph pan of the locomotive and the bottom of the contact wire. The pantograph of the locomotive when raised applies a pressure of 7.0 Kg/Cm-square against the contact wire which ensures the continuous and smooth collection of current from the Over Head Conductor to the locomotive. The 25 KV supply is further stepped down and rectified and fed to the Traction Motors. The return current flows through the loco wheels to the Rails and form the Rails to the earthed terminal of the traction transformer thus completing the single phase electric circuit. As the rails are earthed, it is ensured that the potential of the return current, is not increased above the earth potential. This ensures that there is no electric hazard to the public coming in contact with electrified tracks. The speed variation of the locomotive is achieved by varying the input voltage to the traction motors. 

      Technological Improvements 

      • In the newly electrified sections, 21.6/30.24 MVA Power Transformers have been provided at Traction Sub-stations (TSS). The capacity of these transformers can be increased from 21.6 MVA to 30.24 MVA by switching on forced air circulation fans.
      • The switch gear at the TSSs is of state-of-art SF6 vaccum type. These switch gears require less maintenance as compared to oil switch gears, which were in use so far.
      • Provision of improved version of distance protection relays at TSSs to avoid spurious circuit breaker trippings and consequent interruptions to OHE power supply.
      • Provision of insulated copper cadmium catenary wire under Foot Over Bridges/ Road Over Bridges to avoid power supply interruptions to OHE on account of bird/ monkey menace.
      • Provision of PTFE type short neutral sections in OHE to avoid stalling of Goods trains in gradient section.
      • The manually operated isolators at major yards have been motorized to facilitate quick isolation of faulty section of OHE and to reduce the detention to trains to main lines during breakdowns/ unusual occurences.
      • Contactless Remote Sensing Device is used for identifying hot spots pertaining to connectors of the OHE jumpers, Busbars etc., of the TSSs/ Switching stations and to pan attention prior to failure.
      • Provision of long creepage Insulators for the OHE situated in polluted zone to avoid flash over and consequent failure of insulators.
      • Provision of Hybrid Insulators where OHE is prone for stone pelting activity by miscreants/cow-boys.
      • Provision of High speed Auto reclosures to all feeder circuit breakers to minimise power supply interuption to OHE.
      • Provision of static type relays in place of electromagnetic type relays.

      Special Features of SCADA: 

      • PC based computer remote control system with the following special features have been installed at Secunderabad and Vijayawada
      • All operations of Circuit Breakers, Interruptors etc., situated in the Sub-stations and Switching Stations over the length of Railway line can be remotely operated from the Divisional Control Office by simple commands through key board/mouse

      • The status of different equipment and values of voltages and currents are continuously monitored and displayed on the video monitors attached to the operator workstations.
      • Automatic fault isolation is done by SCADA system in case of faults on OHE
      • All the operations of the TPC and events are automatically logged in the system


        • All the traction masts and structures are earthed properly so as to negate any possibility of electric shock due to any leakage of power. Sufficient clearances are maintained with earthed structures. A working clearance of two metres is maintained from the live OHE.
        • As the power supply to Electric locomotive is remotely controlled from the Divisional Control Office, when the train is running out of control, the train can be brought to a stop by switching off the supply to OHE. Similarly when there is a derailment on one line in a double line section, which is noted by disruption to traction power supply, the supply to the adjoining line is switched off to avoid the collision of the running train with the derailed trains.

          Some of the Safety Tips to be followed by "PUBLIC" to Safely travel in Electrified section :
          • Donot carry vertically long ploes/ any other articles in the vicinty of overhead live conductors.
          • Do not touch/ walk on Rails.
          • Do not travel on roof of coaches and wagons, as overhead live conductors are fatal.
          • Tress-passing in electrified station yards is strictly prohibited for your own safety.
          • Do not project any metallic parts from Foot over bridge / Road over bridge towards live wires and conductors.
          • Do not pour water from Road over bridges/ Foot over bridges on the overhead wires and conductors.
          • Do not lean out  from compartment while train is in motion.
          • Do not travel on top of Road vehicles passing through Level Crossing Gates.
          • Do not try to pass through Level Crossing Gates with consignments higher than the height guage level.
          • Do not forget that Overhead Traction wires are always live and dangerous.
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