Guwahati railway station

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Guwahati
গুৱাহাটী
गुवाहाटी
গুয়াহাটি
Express train and Passenger train station
Guwahati Railway Station at Night.jpg
Guwahati Railway station
Location Paltan Bazaar, Guwahati, Assam,
India
Coordinates 26°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
Elevation 56.22 metres (184.4 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Northeast Frontier Railway zone
Line(s) Barauni-Guwahati Line
Guwahati–Lumding section
Platforms 7
Connections Auto Rickshaw, Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Available
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code GHY
Zone(s) Northeast Frontier Railway zone
Division(s) Lumding
History
Opened 1900; 118 years ago (1900)
Electrified Under Construction
Previous names Assam Bengal Railway
Location
Guwahati is located in Assam
Guwahati
Guwahati
Location within Assam

Guwahati railway station is located in the heart of Guwahati, Assam. 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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