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South Western Railways (India)
South Western Railway is constituted with headquarters at Hubli amalgamating three Division viz. Hubli Division of South Central Railway, Bangalore and Mysore Divisions of Southern Railway. The new zone comprises of 3074 route kms. And 3181 kms of track length carved out from southern and South Central Railway Zones. The new Zone encompasses Railway routes passing through Karnataka and part of TamilNadu, Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Maharashtra. The end points of new zone are Miraj & Hotgi(border of Maharashtra) in Northern part, while Bellary (Karnataka) and Dharmavaram (Andhra Pradesh) in Western part, Chamarajanagar (Karnataka), Jolerpettai and Salem (TamilNadu) in Southern part and Talaguppa and Kankanadi (Karnataka) and Vasco(Goa) in Eastern end points. The new zone has 395 major and minor stations including halt stations. The important freight centers in the Zone are: Hospet, Tornagally, Ranjitpura, Bannihatti, Vyasanakere and Swamihalli on Hubli Division, Krishnarajapuram, Bangalore, Whitefield, Mandya, Kolar and Malure on Bangalore Division, Mysore, Bhadravathi, Sasalu, Davanagere and Ranibennur on Mysore Division. Owing to this location advantage, the zone is all set to become a focal point of rail operations in the future ahead.
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