Vijayawada railway station :
Vijayawada railway station is one of the major junctions of Indian Railways that serves the city of Vijayawada in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Vijayawada railway station falls under Vijayawada railway division of South Central Railway zone. It is situated on the Howrah-Chennai main line and Chennai-New Delhi line. The railway station has ten platforms and is the only station to have five entrance gates with booking counters in India. It is one of the busiest railway stations in India with more than 250 express and 150 freight trains passing through it while serving 50 million passengers per year. Vijayawada Junction has been given A-1 status in 2008 as the revenues crossed 100 crore ($17 mn in 2013 terms) in that financial year.
The Zonal Railway has identified the station for development of Multi Functional Complexadjoining to the Station Building.
The Proposed Multi Functional Complex will provide state of the art facilities to the passengers and public at large which shall include services like, Food Courts, Quick Service Restaurants, Cloak Rooms, Fully Operational Hotel with Banquet Hall , Convenient Stores , Shops, Medical outlets , State of the Art, fully air conditioned Dormitories and many other services.
The facility is getting developed on PPP basis and the bidding process is over and the private concessionaire has been appointed for the project. Once operational the services offered to the passengers will be unparalleled in the Zone.
Vijayawada Railway Division and Vijayawada railway station generates more profits than others divisions and stations in South Central Railway and more busier than its zonal headquarter Secunderabad.