19 April 2023
Two new sections serving the Vijayawada region, the second largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh and a fast-growing economic hub, were put into service on 28 March 2023.

These two new sections, which are intended for freight and passenger operations, were designed to provide better links between the region’s logistics areas and railway stations.

Sections to promote multimodality

SYSTRA India has been working since 2018 for the public company Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL), which has been commissioned by the Indian Ministry of Railways to build new infrastructure. These sections create new low-carbon connections capable of reducing congestion on the road network and improving the flow of people and goods.

SYSTRA India is involved in all phases of this PMC (Project Management Consultancy) project, from the construction of the track, engineering structures, catenary and telecommunication systems to commissioning, final inspection and testing.

Other lines are currently being built in the region: in total, SYSTRA India is responsible for the design and site supervision of 125km of new lines and 88km of third track.

Benchmarks – Vijayawada RVNL Corridor

Chinnaganjam – Chirala section

  • 21.86km long
  • 3 stations with logistics clusters: Chinnaganjam, Vetapalem, Chirala
  • 3 hubs served: Kadavakuduru, Kotapandillapalli, Jandrapeta
  • Catenary power supply
  • 6 large structures including 2 road bridges
  • 13 level crossings

Ulavapadu – Singarayakonda section

  • 10.68km long
  • 3rd track to facilitate operation
  • Operating speed: 110km/h

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