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Entry# 464670-0

KTV/Kottavalasa Junction (5 PFs)
కొత్తవలస జంక్షన్     कोत्तवलसा जंक्शन

Track: Double Electric-Line

Kottavalasa, Vizianagaram District
State: Andhra Pradesh

Elevation: 56 m above sea level
Zone: ECoR/East Coast   Division: Waltair
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Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 5
Number of Halting Trains: 36
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Rating: 3.9/5 (8 votes)
cleanliness - excellent (1)
porters/escalators - average (1)
food - poor (1)
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General Travel
Mar 21 2016 (14:47)   22832/Sri Satya Sai Prashanthi Nilayam - Howrah SF Express | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)

Mangalagiri   336 blog posts
Entry# 1774757            Tags   Past Edits
Since there are many train from Hwh to Ypr ..including one daily (12245+22863)
I think 12863 should restrict itself till BBS/PURI

17 posts - Wed Mar 23, 2016

Mar 23 2016 (17:46)
Sourav Basak*^~   614 blog posts   11102 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1774757-19            Tags   Past Edits
Please do not compare Kolkata with VSKP..Kolkata serves as the hub of Indian Railways of eastern region...people from neighboring states Jharkhand, some parts of Bihar and the whole of North East depends on Kolkata...

Mar 24 2016 (14:30)
Mangalagiri   336 blog posts
Re# 1774757-20            Tags   Past Edits
Every city has its own imp .. needs of the people will be same wtr it is HWH/BBS/VSKP

Mar 27 2016 (08:54)
AAA   353 blog posts
Re# 1774757-21            Tags   Past Edits
VSKP is also not small ..
3 North Coastal Dists depend on VSKP ..
Also Southern & South West Dists of Odisha also depend on VSKP
Parts of Chattisgarh also depend on VSKP ..
I'm not comparing VSKP to HWH or any other place .. but do not demean other cities ..
People & their necessity to travel is same across anywhere

Mar 27 2016 (23:18)
Mangalagiri   336 blog posts
Re# 1774757-22            Tags   Past Edits
It can't be like HWH/SHM/SRC/SDAH needs many trains to SBC and others should not have one ..

Apr 15 2016 (23:13)
snkt17~   503 blog posts
Re# 1774757-23            Tags   Past Edits
u must have been surely out of your demand before making such demand....a train which runs jampacked 365 days u want it to be restricted till bbs in return for a train which runs 5 days a week and is expensive and a second weekly ac express train.....think about the normal people who don't want to spend an extra amount on duronto and who can't really afford ac tickets.....think twice before posting such kind of blogs
General Travel
Apr 19 2016 (09:19)   78531/Vizianagaram - Visakhapatnam DEMU | VZM/Vizianagaram Junction (5 PFs)

AAA   353 blog posts
Entry# 1809961            Tags   Past Edits
Naresh, a government employee living in Anakapalle, and Achari, a teacher living in Vizianagaram, who commute to the city daily for work, find the lack of local trains a curse for commuters.
“Though there are trains from Anakapalle to Visakhapatnam, they do not match the actual demand. I have to board either 57271 BZA- Rayagada Passenger or 57255 Kakinada - Vizag EMU, which are already packed to capacity with hardly any space to get in,” says Naresh.
Mr. Achari travels from Vizianagaram to Visakhapatnam every day. He boards 78531 Vizianagaram-Visakhapatnam DEMU, which is
packed to capacity with hardly any space to stand comfortably leave alone sitting in the train.
Both Naresh and Achari feel that there should be MEMU s (Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit) between Tuni/Anakapalle to Vizianagaram via Visakhapatnam after every 1 hour and a few services can be extended up to Annavaram one side (as it would meet the requirement of pilgrims travelling to Sri Satyanarayana Swamy temple) and Srikakulam on other side (as it would be useful to those going to Arasavalli and Srikurmam temples).
The introduction of the local trains would help in reducing the load on the National Highway and minimising road accidents. This is not all, the middle class and the poor will be saved the hassle of paying three or four times the fare for travel in buses.

Apr 19 2016 (09:29)
WAP7   79 blog posts
Re# 1809961-1            Tags   Past Edits
Yes there should be an EMU every 1hr from CCT/RJY to VSKP and similarly RGDA to VSKP and BAM to VSKP ..
Rail News
Other NewsECoR/East Coast  -  
Apr 10 2016 (23:14)   Gnanapuram side of railway station gets a makeover

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   36167 news posts
Entry# 1799223   News Entry# 264123         Tags   Past Edits
Visakhapatnam: Work to improve the Gnanapuram side of the city railway station is underway which will include a spacious garden, parking lots, wide roads and a bus shelter across nearly 12 acres of land.
The Waltair division of East Coast Railway (ECoR) has initiated the development of the Gnanapuram side in October 2014 as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission and Swachh Rail initiative. Nearly Rs 7 crore including Rs 2 crore from the 2013-14 budget has been spent to develop the facilities for passengers. All development works are expected to be completed by the end of this summer.
a few years ago, this part of the railway station used to be an isolated place attracting anti-social activities. The area was full of bushes and lacked road connectivity, lights, parking facilities and security personnel.
"Nearly 40,000 to 50,000 people including railway passengers use this entrance now. Earlier, we hardly saw 5,000 people use this entrance," a senior railway official said.
The Waltair division has revamped the entire stretch with beautiful lawns, roads, lights, arches and mural paintings at the station. This apart, the railway officials also stationed important trains at platforms 7 and 8 which are close to the Gnanapuram side. These include Godavari Express, Duranto non-stop train, Garibrath Express, LTT Visakhapatnam-Mumbai, Dakshin Express, Hirakhud Express, Janmabhumi Express and Tirumala Tirupati Express.
Officials from the Waltair division of East Coast Railway have started beautifying the city railway station with mural paintings at platforms, walls and other areas on the lines of the Borivali railway station in Mumbai.
Speaking to TOI, Waltair divisional senior commercial manager M Yelvender Yadav said, "We developed the Gnanapuram side of the station to balance the passenger entry at both sides. The Gnanapuram side is very spacious. We will come up with more development works at the Gnanapuram side to make the station a model."
Seeing tremendous passenger footfall in the Gnanapuram side, the RTC also started plying a number of city bus services up to the railway station.
G Satyanarayana, deputy chief traffic manager for APSRTC, said, "We daily run over 25 city bus services connecting to Gnanapuram side of the railway station to other parts of the city. We hope the passenger flow will increase in the future."

Apr 11 2016 (20:19)
AAA   353 blog posts
Re# 1799223-1            Tags   Past Edits
Construction of 4 Additional Platforms on the Gnanapuram Side ;
Providing Escalators on all the Platforms ;
Opening of more Unreserved Ticket Counter & AVTM's are needed not just makeup of the existing facilities
General Travel
Feb 28 2016 (11:12)   KTV/Kottavalasa Junction (5 PFs)

riz339~   2365 blog posts   111 correct pred (57% accurate)
Entry# 1752162            Tags   Past Edits
Info Update
Feb 14 2016 (17:10)   GPI/Gajapatinagaram

Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6115 blog posts   2568 correct pred (95% accurate)
Entry# 1738788            Tags   Past Edits
Closure of Unmanned and Manned LC
General Travel
Dec 26 2014 (21:30)   22819/Bhubaneswar - Visakhapatnam SF InterCity Express | BBS/Bhubaneswar (6 PFs)

AAA   353 blog posts
Entry# 1321273            Tags   Past Edits
Daily many people travel from VSKP, VZM, CPP, CHE, GNPR, PLH, NWP, PSA, SPT, IPM, BAM to BBS/KUR/PURI/CTC to catch long distance trains going towards North India though there are many trains but an ICE starting from VSKP is missing so people have to depend on the weeklies (which is very difficult) in the morning or Train # 17016 Visakha Exp (This starts late and its slow). Similarly people coming from BBS have to depend on Train # 12703 Falaknuma SF exp which is already very crowded. So it would be better if an ICE starts @ 6:00 AM in VSKP.
VSKP : 6:00 (D)
: 13:15 (A)- 13:45 (D)
VSKP : 21:00 (A)

Dec 26 2014 (21:34)
Begins Falls Rises ™~   21453 blog posts   1207 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1321273-1            Tags   Past Edits
Looks good. One imaginary train can b created.

Dec 26 2014 (21:59)
Guest: 3bf9659e   show all posts
Re# 1321273-2            Tags   Past Edits
IRI police will catch and call u as spamming.. Dont tag many

Jan 18 2015 (01:49)
लौह शक्ति ब्रह्म शक्ति   284 blog posts   782 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1321273-3            Tags   Past Edits
/train/28487/401/488 check this one... This one could fulfill ur demands :p

Jan 20 2015 (22:38)
AAA   353 blog posts
Re# 1321273-4            Tags   Past Edits
BUt BBS-CTC have three bridges and its a single line !!!

Jan 20 2015 (22:43)
लौह शक्ति ब्रह्म शक्ति   284 blog posts   782 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1321273-5            Tags   Past Edits
hanji to... usme kya problem???
General Travel
Nov 18 2015 (17:12)   58501/Visakhapatnam - Kirandul Passenger | KTV/Kottavalasa Junction (5 PFs)

Venkat వెంకట్~   13683 blog posts   13 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 1653469            Tags   Past Edits
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)
Doubling of Kottavalasa-Koraput Railway line
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for doubling of Kottavalasa-Koraput Railway line of 189.278 km with a completion cost of Rs.2977.64 crore.
Doubling of this line will greatly ease the ever increasing freight traffic between these sections thereby increasing
the revenue of Railways. The project is likely to be completed in the next seven years during 12th and 13th Plan period.
Koraput district of Odisha, Vizianagaram and Vishakaphatnam districts of Andhra Pradesh will be benefited through this project.
The doubling from Kattavalasa to Koraput traverses entirely through the States of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. The doubling is necessitated in view of the demand of increasing goods traffic due to increase in production of goods and minerals in the vast catchment and subsequent transportation requirement resulting in the requirement.
click here

Nov 18 2015 (17:18)
⋆7007⋆ Godavari Express ⋆7008⋆~   2072 blog posts   461 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 1653469-1            Tags   Past Edits
Considering the terrain, this will be one of the extremely difficult project for IR. Hope they will complete it in stipulated time.

Nov 18 2015 (18:09)
Venkat వెంకట్~   13683 blog posts   13 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 1653469-2            Tags   Past Edits
Kottavalasa-Kirandul (K-K Line)
Almost 40 years this back this line became operational. Now with the present technology they should avoid some curves and increase the speed of this section.

Nov 18 2015 (19:20)
⋆7007⋆ Godavari Express ⋆7008⋆~   2072 blog posts   461 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 1653469-3            Tags   Past Edits
That will happen for sure. But the beauty of journey lies in those curves and tunnels. Anyhow the purpose of the line is for freight operation, so the new line should support more speed
General Travel
Aug 12 2015 (00:17)   18301/Sambalpur - Rayagada Intercity Express (UnReserved) | BRGA/Bargarh Road (3 PFs)

Guest: 7d62dc5f   show all posts
Entry# 1562999            Tags   Past Edits
Train # 18301 SBP - RGDA ICE should be extended to VSKP and from VSKP it should be proceed to KRPU as 18512. Similarly 18511 KRPU - VSKP ICE after reaching VSKP should proceed to SBP as 18302.

Aug 12 2015 (07:34)
DD DISLODGED BBSKJM SLOT~   6154 blog posts
Re# 1562999-1            Tags   Past Edits
VSKP-KRPU can easily be made daily if 18301 s extended to VSKP.

Aug 12 2015 (09:52)
Venkat వెంకట్~   13683 blog posts   13 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 1562999-2            Tags   Past Edits
VSKP-KRPU announced as 5 days a week but running as bi weekly only.
★  General Travel
Dec 20 2014 (15:41)   12245/Howrah - Yesvantpur Duronto Express (PT) | KTV/Kottavalasa Junction (5 PFs)

Vikramjeet Maitra~   616 blog posts   269 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 1314471            Tags   Past Edits
Video link : click here
Coromandal Express gets overtaken by Duronto Express
A rare incident 13 hours late running 12245 Howrah Yeswantpur Duronto overtakes the 6 Hour late running 12841 Coromandal express at Kottasavala jn just before Vishakhapatnam...!!!
General Travel
Feb 04 2015 (09:18)   VZM/Vizianagaram Junction (5 PFs)

AAA   353 blog posts
Entry# 1359681            Tags   Past Edits
विसाखपट्नम Visakhapatnam (VSKP): Route rationalisation introduced by Railway Board through its notification on April 1, in 2011 has turned out to be a big bane for export and import cargo operators from Visakhapatnam.
Appeals by several operators to see reason in their demand to end circuitous route to reduce handling cost as well as time for dispatch of various commodities have so far not yielded any results. Incidentally, the policy might have filled the coffers of the Railways but led to growing preference to alternate ports like Krishnapatnam and Paradeep by the port users.
told The Hindu that all cargo from Visakhapatnam including all marshalling yards Vadlapudi, Jagayyapalem, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, Visakhapatnam and Gangavaram Ports are forced to transport via Duvvada-Balharshah route instead of Titlagarh-Raipur, which is closer by 300 km. It is putting an additional burden of around Rs.5 lakh per train from Viskhapatnam to Delhi and vice versa.
“Incidentally, for sending cargo to Raipur, we are forced to route it through Nagpur and Raipur, a distance of 1,200 km instead of Vizianagaram-Titlagarh section, which is just 550 km,” said Sravan Shipping Services Managing Director G. Sambasiva Rao.
The worst-hit due to the policy is Visakha Container Terminal, which is considered one of the deep-drafted all-weather container berths with a plan to expand it with an investment of Rs.633 crore.
“The Railways is forcing us to route out cargo through certain designated places putting a heavy burden on us. Increase in landing cost of coal is also pinching hard the consumers by increasing power tariff. To put a full-stop to the problem, electrification work of second track between Raipur-Titlagarh lane should be expedited,” Visakhapatnam Stevedores’ Association president Krishna Kumar said.
Following several representations from the shipping industry, the Ministry of Shipping has decided to set up a committee to monitor railway infrastructure so as to remove bottlenecks faced in ensuring faster evacuation of cargo.

Feb 04 2015 (09:21)
AAA   353 blog posts
Re# 1359681-1            Tags   Past Edits
VSKP - TIG - R section should be doubled and electrified.

Feb 04 2015 (11:00)
pvsssraj   78 blog posts
Re# 1359681-2            Tags   Past Edits
electrification between Vizianagaram and titlagadh under progress with pace but doubling of track between titlagadh and raipur in slow process

Feb 04 2015 (19:43)
AAA   353 blog posts
Re# 1359681-3            Tags   Past Edits
If this gets completed then trains MAS/TPTY, TVC, CAPE , BZA to BSB, NDLS, ASR, DDN, JAT gets reduced Via VSKP, TIG, R & KMZ instead of BZA, WL, NGP, BPL etc.
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