Bilaspur Junction railway station

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Bilaspur Junction
Indian Railway Junction Station
Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh.jpg
Old Station Building of Bilaspur built in 1890.
Station statistics
Address Tarbahar,Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
India
Coordinates 22°03′26″N 82°10′04″E / 22.0572°N 82.1678°E / 22.0572; 82.1678Coordinates: 22°03′26″N 82°10′04″E / 22.0572°N 82.1678°E / 22.0572; 82.1678
Elevation 292.300 metres (958.99 ft)
Line(s) Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line
Tatanagar-Bilaspur section
Bilaspur-Nagpur section
Katni-Bilaspur line
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Platforms 8
Tracks 14Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Parking Available
Baggage check Available
Other information
Opened 1889
Electrified 1969–70
Station code BSP
Zone(s) South East Central Railway
Division(s) Bilaspur
Owned by Indian Railways
Operator South East Central Railway
Formerly Bengal Nagpur Railway
Location
Bilaspur Junction railway station is located in Chhattisgarh
Bilaspur Junction railway station
Location of Bilaspur railway station in Chhattisgarh

Bilaspur Railway Station, located in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, serves Bilaspur in Bilaspur district.

Bilaspur Railway Station has 3rd longest railway platform in India after Gorakhpur and Kharagpur.[original research?]

  • Gorakhpur Railway Station, Uttar Pradesh, India:1,366.33 m (4,483 ft)
  • Kharagpur Railway Station, West Bengal, India: 1,072.5 m (3,519 ft)
  • Bilaspur Railway Station, Chhattisgarh, India: 802 m (2,631 ft)

History[edit]

Bilaspur Railway Station came up in 1889 with the opening of Rajnandgaon to Bilaspur extension of erstwhile Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway taken over by Bengal Nagpur Railway and construction of the Nagpur-Asansol main line of Bengal Nagpur Railway, which opened in 1891. The station building was constructed in 1890. It became a station on the crosscountry Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line in 1900.[1]

Electrification[edit]

The Rourkela-Bilaspur section was electrified in 1969-70 while Bilaspur-Nagpur in 1976-77 and Bilaspur-Katni in 1981.[2]

Zonal HQ[edit]

Bilaspur is headquarters of South East Central Railway [3]

Facilities[edit]

Bilaspur railway station is a complete, well handled and high quality facility providing A-1 grade station. It has got cloak room, AC and non AC dormitory, 1 AC and 1 non AC waiting room, a multifunctional complex and many other amenities. Even a medical shop is also provided at platform no 1. Escalators and lifts also started operations here in Jan 2014. There is facility of Battery Operated Golf Cars which serves to senior citizen, physically handicapped people.

Busy station[edit]

Bilaspur Railway Station is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[4] It is the busiest station of Chhattisgarh and fourth busiest of central India where about 300 trains and goods trains (including both up and down directions) passes everyday.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  2. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  3. ^ "South East Central Railway". South East Central Railway. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  4. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 

External links[edit]

Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) travel guide from Wikivoyage

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