South Central Railway achieves record track addition of 416 Kms during FY 2023-24

South Central Railway continues to accord special focus towards strengthening its rail network and infrastructure development. Around 39 Kms of new lines, 54 Kms of gauge conversion, 133 Kms double lines, 190 Kms third line works completed during the previous financial year, which is the highest ever since the inception of the Zone.

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South Central Railway not o­nly brought new areas o­nto the railway map for the first time but also enhanced the capacity of the existing lines through expansion of rail lines. This focused approach has yielded remarkable results, propelling SCR to unprecedented heights in the fiscal 2023-24.

A staggering 416 kilometres of track have been seamlessly integrated into the zone’s rail network, which is the highest-ever track addition in a single financial year in the zone since its inception, underscoring SCR’s commitment to advancing railway infrastructure.

Commitment to Enhance Connectivity:

The key to this success lies in the meticulous attention given to timely commissioning of rail lines, coupled with effective planning and execution. Notably, the construction and commissioning of 39 kilometres of new lines, 54 kilometres of gauge conversion, 133 kilometres of double lines, and 190 kilometres of third lines represent a collective addition of 416 kilometres to the rail network during the financial year 2023-24. This achievement stands as the highest ever recorded within the zone since its inception, underscoring SCR’s commitment to advancing railway infrastructure.

Some Important Projects in Brief:

Going into the details, significant milestones were achieved in the previous financial year across various projects. Within the ambit of new lines, 39 kilometres were completed, comprising 11 kilometres between Duddeda and Siddipet as part of the Manoharabad-Kothapalli new line project in Telangana, and 28 kilometres between Gundlakamma and Darsi as part of the Nadikudi-Srikalahasti project in Andhra Pradesh.

  • Gauge Conversion: Furthermore, as part of the gauge conversion project, a crucial 54 kilometre stretch between Amlakhurd and Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh was completed as part of the Akola-Khandwa Gauge Conversion Project.
  • Double Lines: Doubling lines saw notable progress, with 133 kilometres being completed, including 5 kilometres for the Vijayawada Bypass line, 107 kilometres across various sections as part of the Guntur-Guntakal Doubling & Electrification Project in Andhra Pradesh and another 21 kilometres between Sanathnagar and Moula Ali as part of the MMTS Phase-II project in Telangana.
  • Third Lines: Moreover, in the domain of third lines, a total of 190 kilometres were successfully added during the previous fiscal year. This encompassed 53 kilometres in different sections of the Kazipet-Vijayawada Tripling & Electrification project in Telangana, 60 kilometres in various sections of the Kazipet-Balharshah Tripling & Electrification Project in Telangana and Maharashtra, and 77 kilometres in various sections of the Vijayawada-Gudur Tripling & Electrification project in Andhra Pradesh.

GM Stated:

This remarkable achievement stands as a testament to the exemplary coordination among various departments of Team SCR and the dedicated efforts of every employee within the Zone. The General Manager of SCR, Shri Arun Kumar Jain appreciated the efforts of all team members, particularly the construction organisation, and emphasised that the addition of these critical infrastructure links will significantly enhance train operations, ultimately benefiting rail passengers.


The integration of 416 kilometres of track in FY 2023–2024 marks a significant milestone for South Central Railway, which is committed to developing and improving its railway infrastructure. The advancement of multiple projects by SCR guarantees enhanced connection and operational effectiveness, indicating a more optimistic outlook for railway growth in the area.

Source: SCR – Press Release |  Images Credit (representational): South Central Railway