To help improve Freight traffic between Krishnapatnam & Obulavaripalle
South Central Railway has entered into an agreement with Krishnapatnam Railway Company Limited (KRCL) for operations & maintenance of a new Railway line between Krishnapatnam – Obulavaripalle with a distance of 119 Kms.
Accordingly, an agreement was signed in the presence of Mr Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, SCR between Mr G. John Prasad Principal Chief Commercial Manager, SCR and Mr K. Siva Prasad, Managing director, KRCL.
As per SCR the Grand Trunk line between Vijayawada – Gudur is a busy and over-saturated Railway line with continuous movement of passenger & freight traffic.
The freight trains from & to Krishnapatnam Port towards West Coast areas of the Country like Mumbai etc., were earlier operated via Gudur, Renigunta.
Due to heavy movement of freight trains, the section was fully congested leading to detention of the trains. To mitigate this problem and to enhance the loading from Krishnapatnam Port, a new Railway line project was sanctioned between Krishnapatnam Port – Obulavaripalle.
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.
The new Railway line helps to decongest the section and provides seamless movement of freight trains towards Rayalaseema, districts of Andhra Pradesh, North Karnataka and West Coast region. The new line also helps in socio-economic growth of the hinterland areas.