Jabalpur Junction railway station

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Jabalpur Junction
Express train and Passenger train station
Jabalpur Station.jpg
Jabalpur Station
LocationJabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
India
Coordinates23°09′53″N 79°57′04″E / 23.16472°N 79.95111°E / 23.16472; 79.95111Coordinates: 23°09′53″N 79°57′04″E / 23.16472°N 79.95111°E / 23.16472; 79.95111
Elevation410.870 metres (1,348.00 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Line(s)Mumbai-Howrah
Allahabad-Jabalpur section
Jabalpur-Balaghat section
Jabalpur-Bhusaval section
Platforms6
Tracks10
ConnectionsTaxi Stand, Auto Stand, City Bus Terminus
Construction
Structure typeOn Ground
ParkingAvailable
Other information
Station codeJBP
Fare zoneWest Central Railway
ElectrifiedYes
Traffic
Passengers20000

Jabalpur Junction (Station Code : JBP), is an Important Railway junction Station of Jabalpur City in Madhya Pradesh. It is the Headquarters of West Central Railway.

History[edit]

The East Indian Railway , which had established the Howrah-Delhi main line via Allahabad, opened the Allahabad-Jabalpur branch line in June 1867. The Great Indian Peninsula Railway connection reached Jabalpur from Itarsi on 7 March 1870, linking up with the EIR track there from Allahabad, and establishing connectivity between Mumbai and Kolkata. Jabalpur railway division is one of the three railway divisions under West Central Railway zone of Indian Railways . This railway division was formed on 1 April 1952 and its headquarters are located at Jabalpur in the state of Madhya Pradesh of India. Bhopal railway division and Kota railway division are the other two railway divisions under WCR Zone headquartered at Jabalpur .[1][2]. The station is sometimes called the Jabalpur main station. Jabalpur serves as the headquarters of the West Central Railway zone and is one of the busiest railway stations in Madhya Pradesh. Jabalpur being the third largest city of Madhya Pradesh and with no suburban railway system caused the British to build 10 different railway stations across the city to manage the railway traffic and passengers across the city.

The Jabalpur station is one of the major stations in the Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line (via Bhusawal, Khandwa, Itarsi, Katni, Allahabad, Mughal Sarai, Dhanbad) and construction of Jabalpur-Nagpur narrow gauge conversion to broad gauge is completed till nainpur and work is in progress in nainpur and Samnapur section which is expected to be completed till September 30, 2019.[1]

Structure and Location[edit]

The railway station of Jabalpur is located on broad gauge line and comes under "A" category station and is in top100 booking stations. It consists of 6 broad gauge platforms . The station is also enhanced with escalators and lifts on the platform for better convenience. The station is all set to get modified with amenities like malls and hotels in station premise.

Suburban stations[edit]

Station Name Station Code
Deori DOE
Adhartal ADTL
Madan Mahal MML
Kachhpura KEQ
Bhedaghat BRGT
Howbagh Jabalpur HBG
Garha Goods Shed GGGS
Guwarighat GRG
Jamtara Paraswara JPV
Annexe II Building
Jabalpur stationboard

Charghat Piparia Bargi

Connectivity[edit]

The Jabalpur Junction is a broad gauge station. It is connected with Katni to the north east, Itarsi to the south west and Nainpur Junction to the South. On 1 October Narrow gauge line stop working as per order of railway ministry hence this rail route is converting as Jabalpur Nagpur broad gauge line. Out of the Jabalpur-Balaghat section, Jabalpur-Nainpur and Balaghat-Samnapur have already been converted to Broad Gauge. Within state, it is well connected to Bhopal, Ujjain, Gwalior Junction, Indore, Khandwa, Narsinghpur, Ratlam and Bina. In the 2011-2012 Railway Budget, a new line up to Sagar via Udaipura is proposed for survey. Recently station is blessed with new humsafar express which will connect Jabalpur to Santragachi (Kolkata).

Electrification[edit]

The Itarsi-Jabalpur-Allahabad, 603 km long route, was approved for electrification in the Rail Budget of 2011. Itarsi-Jabalpur-Katni route has been electrified. Most of the trains in this section are running on electric traction. Similarly, Allahabad-Satna route is also electrified but due to technical constraints, frequency of electric locomotives is very less in this section. The section of Satna-Rewa and Satna-Katni is still under electrification. It is expected to complete by year 2020.

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