Gulbarga railway station

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Gulbarga
ಗುಲ್ಬರ್ಗ
गुलबर्गा
Indian Railway Station
©India.Karnataka.Gulbarga.Railway Station.JPG
Location Station Road, Gulbarga
India
Coordinates 17°18′54″N 76°49′26″E / 17.315°N 76.824°E / 17.315; 76.824Coordinates: 17°18′54″N 76°49′26″E / 17.315°N 76.824°E / 17.315; 76.824
Elevation 454.000 metres (1,489.501 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Central Railway
Line(s) Solapur-Guntakal section of Mumbai-Chennai line
Platforms 4
Construction
Structure type Standard on ground
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code GR
Division(s) Solapur
History
Opened 1871
Location
Gulbarga railway station is located in Karnataka
Gulbarga railway station
Gulbarga railway station
Location in Karnataka

Gulbarga railway station is located in Gulbarga district in the Indian state of Karnataka and serves Gulbarga. The town is also known as Kalaburagi. It is identified as one of the A1 category Station in 2015.

Gulbarga railway station

History[edit]

The Great Indian Peninsula Railway extended its Mumbai-Solapur line to Raichur in 1871 and worked on that line from 1865.[1][2]

Construction of the Kalaburgi-Bidar link is progressing. It is expected to be operational by the end of 2015.[3][4]

The railway track in the Daund-Wadi sector is being doubled at a cost of Rs. 700 crore.[5]

Electrification[edit]

As of 2013, electrification work in the 641 km Pune-Wadi-Guntakal sector have been initiated but is yet to get going.[6]

Amenities[edit]

Kalaburgi railway station has a computerized reservation counter, public call office with subscribers’ trunk dialing facilities, waiting room, retiring rooms, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshment stalls, light refreshment stall, tea stall, book stall, escalators on platforms 1 and 2-3 and 2 general and platform ticket counters opposite railway station entrance for passenger convenience.[7]

Station upgrades[edit]

Gulbarga railway station is remodeled with the addition of a fourth platform, extension of the existing platforms and installation of two escalators. Addition of a dormitory and the addition of a new railway overbridge are yet to be completed. A new entrance facing the Tarafail area has also been constructed.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1870-1899). "IR History: Early Days – II". IFCA. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sholapur District Gazetteer". Gazetteer department. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Railway bridge across Bennethora to be complete in two years". The Hindu, 24 July 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bidar-Gulbarga rail service". Infrastructure Today, January 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Doubling of track:Faster rail services by 2016". The New Indian Express, 4 November 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Brief on Railway Electrification". Electrification Work in Progress. Central Organisation for Railway Electrification. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Gulbarga railway station". Make my trip. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Minister Kharge sanctions 17 new rail projects for Gulbarga". The Hindu. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

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