Aurangabad railway station

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Aurangabad Railway Station

औरंगाबाद रेल्वे स्थानक
Regional rail and Light rail station
LocationStation Rd, Padampura, Aurangabad 431001, Maharashtra
India
Coordinates19°52′N 75°19′E / 19.86°N 75.31°E / 19.86; 75.31Coordinates: 19°52′N 75°19′E / 19.86°N 75.31°E / 19.86; 75.31
Elevation1,831 feet (558 m)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouth Central Railway
Line(s)Secunderabad–Manmad
Platforms5 (3 in use for passengers.)
Tracks8
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingCar parking available
Disabled accessYes Handicapped/disabled access
Other information
Station codeAWB
Zone(s) South Central Railway zone
Division(s) Nanded
Fare zoneSouth Central Railway zone
ElectrifiedNo
Location
Aurangabad railway station is located in Maharashtra
Aurangabad railway station
Aurangabad railway station
Location within Maharashtra

Aurangabad railway station is a railway station located on the Secunderabad-Manmad section which mainly services Aurangabad City. This railway station comes under the Nanded division of the South Central Railway zone and has rail connectivity with major cities such as Hyderabad, Delhi, Nizamabad, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Nanded and Latur Road.

History[edit]

Aurangabad Railway Station was opened in 1900. It was made by the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad Mir Osman Ali Khan. His highness nizam made Godavari Valley Railway Company under the Nizam's Guaranteed State Railway. In 1876 work began during the regime of 6th Nizam Mir Mahbub Ali Khan. The first line between Hyderabad and Bezwada was constructed.[1]

First broad gauge line between Secundrabad and Wadi was constructed in 1885. Hyderabad–Manmad line work completed in 1900. Hyderabad–Jaipur meter line work started and was completed in 1906.[2]

In 1950 nizam granted railway was nationalized and merged in India railway. In 1992, 94-meter gauge work of Secundrabad manmad line was completed.[1] In 2004, the nizam railway line was made broad gauge by Indian railway.

Administration[edit]

Aurangabad Railway Station falls under Nanded Sub-Division of South Central Railway. It is situated in between Manmad Junction (Central Railway) to Huzur Saheb Nanded Station (South Central Railway) line. Aurangabad Railway Station is the only station in Nanded division which has A1 category status. Aurangabad station is one of the model stations in the country. It has 5 platforms of which 4 are used for passenger services. All four are covered. Aurangabad station has many facilities but it could use expansion because the city is the tourism capital of Maharashtra.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance & Ticket Counter
P1 FOB, Side platform, No-1 doors will open on the left/right
Track 1
Track 2
FOB, Island platform, No- 2 doors will open on the left/right
Island platform, No- 3 doors will open on the left/right
Track 3
Track 4
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FOB, Island platform, No- 4 doors will open on the left/right
Island platform, No- 5 doors will open on the left/right
Track 5

Connectivity[edit]

Aurangabad has rail connectivity with Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai Central, Nizamabad, Latur Road, Nanded, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Visakhapatnam. The Aurangabad Jan Shatabdi Express is the fastest train connecting it with Mumbai.[3][4][5] Some of the important trains from Aurangabad are Sachkhand Express, Devagiri Express, Ajanta Express, Aurangabad Jan Shatabdi

Railway Passenger Traffic Trend
Passenger traffic trend from Aurangabad Railway Station

Aurangbad has two more stations within the city limits. One is Chikhalthana Railway Station the other is newly constructed Mukundwadi Railway Station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "He was way ahead of his time".
  2. ^ "Hyderabad–Godavari Valley Railway and Cotton Industry". Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Aurangabad railways station". indiarailinfo. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Divisions in SCR". Indian Railways-SCR zone portal. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Aurangabad Train Station Time Table". cleartrip.com. Retrieved 9 January 2017.

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