Idgah railway station

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Idgah
Indian Railway Station
Station statistics
Address North Idgah Colony, Shahganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
India
Coordinates 27°10′24″N 77°59′56″E / 27.1732°N 77.9990°E / 27.1732; 77.9990Coordinates: 27°10′24″N 77°59′56″E / 27.1732°N 77.9990°E / 27.1732; 77.9990
Elevation 168 metres (551 ft)
Line(s) Tundla-Agra branch line
Structure type Standard on ground
Platforms 3
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened ?
Electrified 1982-85
Station code IDH
Division(s) Agra
Owned by Indian Railways
Operator North Central Railway
Station status Functioning
Location
Idgah railway station is located in Uttar Pradesh
Idgah railway station
Idgah railway station
Location in Uttar Pradesh

Idgah railway station is in Idgah colony in the south west of the city of Agra in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Overview[edit]

Agra, the 16-17th century capital of the Mughals, is home to monuments such as the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.[1] The Taj Mahal attracts 2-4 million tourists annually. About 200,000 foreign tourists visit it.[2]

History[edit]

The 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) wide metre gauge Delhi-Bandikui and Bandikui-Agra lines of Rajputana State Railway were opened in 1874.[3] The Agra-Jaipur line was converted to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge in 2005.[4]

The broad gauge Agra-Delhi chord was opened in 1904.[5]

Electrification[edit]

The Faridabad-Mathura-Agra section was electrified in 1982-85, Tundla-Yamuna Bridge in 1998-99 and Yamuna Bridge-Agra in 1990-91.[6]

Passengers[edit]

Idgah railway station serves around 75,000 passengers everyday.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Agra Railway Station". Make my trip. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Taj Visitors". Department of Tourism, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "IR History:Early Days II (1870-1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Boost for Jaipur-Agra rail link". The Hindu, 6 May 2005. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "IR History: Part III (1900-1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Idgah Agra Jn". Indian Rail Enquiry. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

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