The 445 KM long Kothavalasa–Kirandul line (KK Line) passes through three states – Andhra Pradesh (138 km upto Gorapuur), Odisha (131 KM upto Khadapa) and Chhattisgarh (194 KM upto Kirandul). This line passes hill sections of Eastern ghats through Araku Valley.The line has a total of 58 tunnels and 84 major bridges and each tunnel is as long as 520 metres.The Kothavalasa–Kirandul route was completely electrified by 1982.The Kothavalasa-Kirandul section is classified as a Group E-special class line in which speed should be below 100 km/h.This line is mainly used for freight purposes which is a huge profit. Iron ore from Bailadila are transported to Visakhapatnam through this line. This is one of my most favourite Railway lines in the world that I had travelled multiple times since childhood !
The Rajdhani Express is a series of express passenger train services in India operated by Indian Railways connecting the national capital New Delhi with the capital and/or largest cities of various states. Rajdhani means “The Capital” in many Indian languages. The Rajdhanis are one of the fastest trains in India […]