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SKNR/Shakar Nagar (1 PFs)
శక్కర్ నగర్     शक्कर नगर

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Bellal - Mosra Rd., Shakar Nagar, Bodhan, Nizamabad Dist., Pin- 503185
State: Telangana

Zone: SCR/South Central   Division: Hyderabad

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Jul 07 2012 (20:54)   SKNR/Shakar Nagar (1 PFs)
M Vijayaditya~   2203 blog posts
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Shakkar Nagar station has a history dating to the Nizam's Era. The Nizam Sugars Limited was constructed as the largest sugar plant in the country(said to be largest in asia before independence by locals) when The Nizam of Hyderabad was the ruler of Hyderabad state comprising of telangana in AP, parts of Karnataka and Marathwada of Maharshtra. This station is right beside the Nizam Sugars and a exclusive MG Railway line was laid to facilitate movement of sugar cane from farms to the factory when Road transport was rare and difficult in those times. After the Hyderabad state became a part of India in 1948(1 year after independence) the Factory began to encounter trouble, the railroad which was laid to transport cane from Nearby farms became history.
the Janakampet Jn-Bodhan line has a BG line with Metal sleepers and a PSR of 40KMPH, one can still find the remains of the old MG line and the Wagon Weighing platform intact till date at SKNR which is now a Halt station and MG wagons inside the factory premises waiting to be scrapped. Cant believe that the very station which now has 3 pairs of trains passing through it, once saw glorious times with steam engines passing through and full of activity.
If at all anyone happens to visit Bodhan please visit this station premises, the walls still seem to talk about their glorious past.

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Jul 07 2012 (21:05)
sudhir~   9366 blog posts
Re# 475698-4            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks...yes, it is a sweet name :)

Jul 07 2012 (21:05)
M Vijayaditya~   2203 blog posts
Re# 475698-5            Tags   Past Edits
Shakkar nagar is a part of Bodhan, the eastern suburb actually. Didnt take any pictures till now, will make sure to take some pics when i visit next time.

Jul 07 2012 (21:09)
sudhir~   9366 blog posts
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Bodhan has historical significance too. The land movement started there by Vinobha Bhave was called Bodhan movement (I hope my memory is correct!)

Jul 07 2012 (21:16)
M Vijayaditya~   2203 blog posts
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Bodhan has a lot of historical remains sir, proved to be the capital of Ashmaka Kingdom one of the 16 Janapadas of India and the only one in south India.
The most startling recent revelation being The Famous Kannada Poet "PAMPA" breathed his last at Bodhan(called Pothana that time), Now Telugu classical activists have started an organization in his honor called" PAMPA SAHITHI PEETHAM" and are working towards literature. Being 8 kms from Maharashtra Border and some 100Kms from Karnataka, kannada and marathi are widely spoken here apart from Telugu and urdu. Please see the wikipedia page of bodhan for ver interesting long long details on the history of Bodhan.

Jul 07 2012 (21:21)
sudhir~   9366 blog posts
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very impressive. i was wrong, i was referring to bhoodhan and was confused between the two
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