Jhansi Junction railway station
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Indian Railway Junction Station
|Address||Nai Basti Road, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh
|Elevation||260 metres (850 ft)|
Jhansi-Shivpuri section (proposed)
|Structure type||Standard on ground|
|Zone(s)||North Central Railway|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operator||North Central Railway|
Jhansi Junction is a major railway junction in the city of Jhansi in Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. It is a major intercity hub and a technical stoppage for many superfast trains in India. Jhansi has its own division in the North Central Railway zone of Indian Railways. It lies on the main Delhi-Chennai and Delhi-Mumbai line. The station code is JHS.
The railway station was built by the British in the late 1880s. After a long survey of three places the current site was selected for the station. The station has a massive fort-like building painted in maroon and off white.
The station had three platforms in the beginning. ( Platform One is 2,525 feet (770 m) long making it the fifth longest in the world. It could easily handle two trains at a time (Same are the cases with platforms two and three).)
The first Shatabdi Express of India started between New Delhi and Jhansi.
Earlier Jhansi used to be a part of Central railways zone headquartered at Mumbai but now comes under NCR headquartered at Allahabad.
Jhansi Junction is linked with many industrial and important cities of India by direct trains like New Delhi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Bhopal, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jammu, Agra, Bhubaneshwar, Ahmedabad, etc.
Jhansi Junction is served by 4 broad gauge routes:
Many prestigious Indian Railways trains pass through Jhansi, including the
- Tamil Nadu Express,
- Kerala Express,
- Andhra Pradesh Express,
- Bhopal Express,
- Dakshin Express,
- Pushpak Express,
- Bundelkhand Express,
- karnataka express,
- chambal express.
Demand for new trains
- Night train between Jhansi and New Delhi
- Intercity to Allahabad via Mahoba, Banda, Chitrakoot
- Janshatabdi/Intercity to Jabalpur or Katni to link Jhansi to south Bundelkhand cities like Sagar and Damoh
- extension of Agra Fort Ahmedabad express to Jhansi
- extension of Jaipur Agra Shatabdi to Jhansi .it would provide superfast connectivity to foreign tourists for Khajuraho
Jhansi Junction has 7 platforms, 4 broad over-bridges. Due to heavy usage, two new platforms are planned, increasing the total to 11. Five pairs of the Rajdhani Express as well as the Bhopal - New Delhi Shatabdi Express pass through Jhansi. Three pairs of Duronto Express also have their technical stoppages at Jhansi. All state Sampark Krantis passing through Jhansi have official stops at Jhansi. In all more than 150 trains stop at Jhansi Junction everyday.
The station also features a restaurant, air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned waiting rooms, a cyber cafe, and tourist information offices of both the Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh governments. Outside the station also there is a passenger complex and canteen.