Guwahati railway station

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Guwahati

গুৱাহাটী
गुवाहाटी
Express train, Passenger train and Goods train station
Guwahati Railway Station at Night.jpg
Guwahati Railway station
LocationPaltan Bazaar, Guwahati, 781001, Assam,
India
Coordinates26°10′56″N 91°45′01″E / 26.1821°N 91.7504°E / 26.1821; 91.7504Coordinates: 26°10′56″N 91°45′01″E / 26.1821°N 91.7504°E / 26.1821; 91.7504
Elevation56.22 metres (184.4 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNortheast Frontier Railway zone
Line(s)Barauni-Guwahati Line
Guwahati–Lumding section
New Bongaigaon - Guwahati Section
Platforms7
Tracks11
ConnectionsAuto Rickshaw, Bus, Taxi, Cabs
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeGHY
Zone(s) Northeast Frontier Railway zone
Division(s) Lumding
History
Opened1900; 118 years ago (1900)
ClosedN/A
ElectrifiedConstruction - Double line electrification (to be completed by December 2019)
Previous namesAssam Bengal Railway
Traffic
Passengers50,000 appx.
Location
Guwahati is located in Assam
Guwahati
Guwahati
Location within Assam
Guwahati–New Bongaigaon section
km
km
0
Guwahati
6
Kamakhya Junction
Pandu
17
Azara
Saraighat Bridge
across Brahmaputra River
Amingaon (defunct)
Agthori
030
28
Mirza
Changsari
038
44
Chaygaon
52
Bamunigaon
Bilhata
048
61
Boko
Kendukana
054
69
Singra
78
Dhupdhara
Rangia
064
88
Rangjuli
Ghoghrapar
071
98
Amjongga
Pagladiya River
108
Dudhnoi Junction
Nalbari
080
Kaithalkuch
090
119
Nolbari
Tihu
097
128
Mendipathar
Nizsariha (halt)
102
119
Krishnai
Pathsala
107
128
Goalpara
Sarupeta
117
Guagacha
122
136
Pancharatna
Barpeta Road
128
175
Jogighopa
Beki River
Sarbhog
136
183
Kherkabari
Patiladaha
145
191
Abhayapuri
Bijni
155
to Gauripur
(under construction)
Chaprakata
165
Bongaigaon
170
200
Majgaon
to Kamakhya
via Goalpara
170
New Bongaigaon
km
km
Source: Indian Railways Time Table, Eastern Zone

Guwahati railway station' is located in the heart of Guwahati, Assam. It is the first fully SOLAR operated railway station in India. Just behind the Guwahati Railway Station is the Assam State Transport Corporation Bus Station. This is in the Paltan Bazaar area of Guwahati from where most of the private bus companies operate connecting Guwahati with the rest of the state and the Northeast.[1]

To reduce the traffic on the Guwahati junction, there is another railway station in the city at Maligaon is called the Kamakhya railway station. Almost all newly introduced trains run from Kamakhya station only. There were plans to make a new railway station at Beltola (in the southern part of Guwahati) to introduce trains towards Shillong. Plans have not been finalized and still in process.

Guwahati railway station became the first railway station to run entirely on solar power. The solar panel installation project were commissioned in April 2017.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guwahati Railway station on searchmytrain.com". searchmytrain.com. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  2. ^ www.ETEnergyworld.com. "Guwahati now has India's first solar powered railway station - ET EnergyWorld". ETEnergyworld.com.

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External links[edit]

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