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Entry# 464670-0

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

Track: Triple 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)
transportation - excellent (1)
lodging - average (1)
railfanning - excellent (1)
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safety - excellent (1)

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General Travel
Mar 21 2016 (14:47)   22832/Sri Sathya Sai Prashanthi Nilayam - Howrah SF Express | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)

Mangalagiri   342 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   342 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   369 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   342 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~   756 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   369 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   81 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 ..
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Other NewsECoR/East Coast  -  
Apr 10 2016 (23:14)   Gnanapuram side of railway station gets a makeover

Jayashree   36991 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   369 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~   2676 blog posts   113 correct pred (58% accurate)
Entry# 1752162            Tags   Past Edits
Info Update
Feb 14 2016 (17:10)   GPI/Gajapatinagaram

Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6116 blog posts   2568 correct pred (95% accurate)
Entry# 1738788            Tags   Past Edits
Closure of Unmanned and Manned LC
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