Habibganj railway station

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Habibganj
Regional rail & Light rail station
Habibganj Bhopal.jpg
Front view of the station building from parking lot.
LocationHabibganj , MP Nagar Zone 2 Bhopal-462011, Madhya Pradesh,
India
Elevation495.760 metres (1,626.51 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Line(s)Bhopal-Nagpur section
Delhi-Chennai line
Bhopal→Jabalpur
Itarsi→Indore
Platforms5
Tracks6
Construction
Structure typeAt–ground
Platform levels1
ParkingAvailable
Bicycle facilitiesAvailable
Disabled accessHandicapped/disabled access
Other information
Station codeHBJ
Fare zoneWest Central Railway zone
History
Opened1979; 40 years ago (1979)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesIndian Branch Rly. Co.
Central Railways
Traffic
Passengers (Daily)260,000 per day (average)
Services
ATM, Baggage Room, Dormitory/Retiring Rooms
Refreshment, Waiting Room

Habibganj railway station (Station Code: HBJ) is a railway station in Bhopal City and part of the West Central Railway.[1] It is located in Habibganj, New Bhopal. It is India's first ISO CERTIFIED private railway station.[2]

Location[edit]

Signboard of the station at the north end of platform no. 1

The Railway Station of Habibganj is located :

  • 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) away from Bhopal Junction
  • 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away from Bhopal Central
  • 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) away from Maharana Pratap Nagar, Bhopal, the commercial area in southern region of the Bhopal city

Structure and facilities[edit]

The station consists of a total number of 6 platforms.

Services[edit]

The Habibganj Railway Station lies on the main Jhansi - Bhopal - Itarsi route line.

Bhopal - Indore Intercity Express, about to depart for Indore from platform no. 1, Habibganj Railway Station, Bhopal

Privatisation[edit]

The Ministry of Railways (India) privatised Habibganj railway station in June 2017, making it India's first private railway station.[3] The station will have facilities like a shopping complex, forex kiosk and eateries.[4][5] Bhopal based Bansal Group (M/S Bansal Pathways Habibganj Private Limited) has taken the responsibility from IRSDC to turn this railway station into a benchmark for all similar future endeavors.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "India's first 'private' railway station Habibganj to come up near Bhopal".
  2. ^ "Habibganj: Here is India's first private railway station". New Delhi: Business Today. 7 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Habibganj is set to become first private railway station in India; railways awards contract to Bansal Group". Zee Business. 7 June 2017.
  4. ^ "India's first 'private' railway station Habibganj to come up near Bhopal". Livemint. 6 June 2017.
  5. ^ "What features will India's 1st privately run station have?". Inshorts. 9 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Habibganj railway station". Habibganj railway station. 10 September 2017.

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