Anand railway station

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Anand Junction
Indian Railway Station
Anand Junction.jpg
Station statistics
Address Anand, Gujarat
 India
Coordinates 22°33′44″N 72°57′58″E / 22.5621°N 72.9660°E / 22.5621; 72.9660Coordinates: 22°33′44″N 72°57′58″E / 22.5621°N 72.9660°E / 22.5621; 72.9660
Other information
Opened 1901
Station code ANND
Zone(s) Western Railways
Station status Functioning

Anand Railway Station is a major junction located in Anand, Gujarat. It is a junction on the railway line which connects Ahmedabad with Vadodara and Mumbai and was opened in 1901.[1]

A 14 mile long broad gauge line was opened in 1929 connecting Vadtal with Anand and Boriavi, benefitting pilgrims visiting the Swaminarayan Temple in Vadtal.[2] Other broad gauge branches from Anand connect it to Godhra and Cambay.[3]

Anand Junction
Anand Junction connections

In 2011, Indian Railways announced its intention to set up "multi-function complex" including budget hotels at Anand Railway Station.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brill-Leiden, E.J. (1978). Contributions to Asian Studies: 1978, Volumes 12-14. Canadian Association for South Asian Studies. p. 111. ISBN 9004058095. 
  2. ^ Gujarat State Gazetteers: Kheda. Gujarat, India: Directorate of Govt. Print., Stationery and Publications, Gujarat State. 1977. p. 424. 
  3. ^ M. R. Trivedi, U. M. Chokshi (1991). Gujarat State gazetteer, Part 2. Director, Govt. Print., Stationery and Publications, Gujarat State. pp. 10, 11. 
  4. ^ "Railway budget springs no surprises for Gujarat". Times of India. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2012.