Bilaspur Junction railway station

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Bilaspur Junction
Regional rail, Light rail & Goods railway
Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh.jpg
Old Station Building of Bilaspur Junction built in 1890.
Location Ahead budhwari bazzar, 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)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by South East Central Railway zone
Line(s) Howrah line
mumbai line

Katni-Bilaspur line
Platforms 9
Tracks 18
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Yes
Disabled access Handicapped/disabled access
Other information
Status Operating
Station code BSP
Zone(s) South East Central Railway zone
Division(s) Bilaspur railway division
History
Opened Template:Srart date and age
Electrified 1969–70
Previous names Bengal Nagpur Railway
Traffic
Passengers 8 lacs
Location
Bilaspur Junction railway station is located in Chhattisgarh
Bilaspur Junction railway station
Location of Bilaspur railway station in Chhattisgarh

Bilaspur Junction railway station, located in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, serves Bilaspur in Bilaspur district.

History[edit]

The 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]

Busy station[edit]

Bilaspur Railway Station is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[4] as about 340 passenger trains and goods trains passes every day.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. 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

Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
South East Central Railway zone
South East Central Railway zone
Katni-Bilaspur branch line
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