Jhansi Junction railway station

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Jhansi
Indian Railway Junction Station
Jhansi Junction.jpg
Location Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh
India
Coordinates 25°26′38″N 78°33′12″E / 25.4439°N 78.5534°E / 25.4439; 78.5534Coordinates: 25°26′38″N 78°33′12″E / 25.4439°N 78.5534°E / 25.4439; 78.5534
Elevation 260 metres (850 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by North Central Railway
Line(s) New Delhi-Mumbai CST
Agra-Bhopal section
Delhi-Chennai line
Jhansi-Kanpur section
Jhansi-Manikpur-Allahabad section
Jhansi-Sawai Madhopur section (proposed)
Platforms 7
Tracks 13
Construction
Structure type Standard on ground
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code JHS
Zone(s) North Central Railway Zone
Division(s) Jhansi railway division
History
Opened 1880
Electrified 1986-87
Location
Jhansi Junction railway station is located in Uttar Pradesh
Jhansi Junction railway station
Location of Jhansi railway station in Uttar Pradesh

Jhansi Junction is a major railway junction in the city of Jhansi in Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the busiest and largest railway stations in India. It is a major intercity hub and a technical stoppage for many superfast trains in India. Jhansi has its own division in the North Central Railway zone of Indian Railways. It lies on the main Delhi-Chennai and Delhi-Mumbai line. The station code is JHS. Vivaan Solar, a Gwalior based company has won contract to install a total of 1.5 MW rooftop solar power project at the wagon repair workshop of Jhansi Junction railway station. The company will install rooftop solar panels on production sheds and service buildings of the complex. [1] [2]

History[edit]

At 1880 Jhansi Station

The railway station was built by the British in the late 1880s. After a long survey of three places the current site was selected for the station. The station has a massive fort-like building painted in maroon and off white.

The station had three platforms in the beginning. ( Platform One is 2,525 feet (770 m) long making it the fifth longest in the India. It could easily handle two trains at a time (Same are the cases with platforms two and three).)

Jhansi Junction was the focal point for The Indian Midland Railways Company which laid down lines radially in all directions from Jhansi Junction and managed the large workshop at Jhansi.[3]

The first Shatabdi Express of India started between New Delhi and Jhansi.

Earlier Jhansi used to be a part of Central railways zone headquartered at Mumbai but now comes under North Central Railway Zone headquartered at Allahabad.

Connectivity[edit]

Jhansi Station At PF.No.4

Jhansi Junction is linked with many industrial and important cities of India by direct trains like New Delhi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Bhopal, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jammu, Agra, Bhubaneshwar, Ahmedabad, etc.

Jhansi Junction is served by 4 broad gauge routes:

  1. To Delhi - Mumbai
  2. To Delhi - Chennai
  3. To Jhansi - Kanpur Central
  4. To Bina - Bhopal
  5. To Khajuraho - Manikpur

There is an ongoing survey for a new line between Jhansi Junction and Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh which would be further connected to Sawai Madhopur and Jaipur.

Many prestigious Indian Railways trains pass through Jhansi, including the

Jhansi is an important destination for tourists intending to go to Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Orchha.

Demand for new trains[edit]

  • Night train between Jhansi and New Delhi.
  • Intercity to Allahabad via Mahoba, Banda, Chitrakoot.
  • Janshatabdi/Intercity to Jabalpur or Katni to link Jhansi to south Bundelkhand cities like Sagar and Damoh daily.
  • extension of Agra Fort Ahmedabad express to Jhansi.
  • extension of Jaipur Agra Shatabdi to Jhansi .it would provide superfast connectivity to foreign tourists for Khajuraho
  • A weekly train to Guwahati.
  • A weekly express to Jodhpur.
  • A Daily superfast train to Lokmanya tilak terminus via Bhopal, Bhusaval on Rani Laxmi Bai Name.
  • A weekly superfast train to Lokmanya tilak terminus via Bhopal, Bhusaval on Shivaji Name.
  • A weekly train to Katra Jammu.

Facilities[edit]

  • Jhansi Junction has 8 platforms, 4 broad over-bridges. Due to heavy usage, two new platforms are planned, increasing the total to 11.
  • Five pairs of the Rajdhani Express as well as the Bhopal - New Delhi Shatabdi Express pass through Jhansi. Three pairs of Duronto Express also have their stoppages at Jhansi. All state Sampark Krantis passing through Jhansi have official stops at Jhansi. In all more than 150 trains stop at Jhansi Junction every day.
  • Free Internet Connectivity and Wifi station by RailWire for the first half an hour.
  • The station also features a La-festa restaurant.
  • Executive Class & Class II air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned waiting rooms facility available.
  • A Cyber cafe, and tourist information offices of both the Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh governments.
  • Cloack room booking of reservation and non reserved tickets platform tickets available.

Trains boarding from Jhansi Junction Railway station[edit]

  1. 12279/12280 Jhansi Hazrat Nizamuddin Taj Express.
  2. 11109/11110 Jhansi Lucknow Intercity Express.
  3. 11103/11104 Jhansi - Bandra Terminus Express (via Gwalior, Ujjain, Ratlam, Surat
  4. 11105/11106 Jhansi Kolkata Pratham Swatantrata Sangram Express(via Kanpur, Patna)
  5. 11801/11802 Jhansi - Etawah Link Express
  6. 51815/51816 Jhansi Agra Fort Passenger
  7. 51831/51832 Jhansi Agra Cantt Passenger
  8. 51803/51804 Jhansi Kanpur Central Passenger
  9. 54157/54158 Jhansi Kanpur Central Passenger
  10. 51813/51814 Jhansi Lucknow Charbagh Passenger
  11. 51807/51808 Jhansi Banda Passenger
  12. 54159/54160 Jhansi Banda Passenger
  13. 51805/51806 Jhansi Manikpur Passenger
  14. 51819/51820 Jhansi Allahabad Jn Passenger
  15. 51817/51818 Jhansi Tikamgarh Passenger
  16. 51821/51822 Jhansi Khajuraho Passenger
  17. 51811/51812 Jhansi Bina Passenger
  18. 51827/51828 Jhansi Itarsi Nagpur Passenger

and several other passengers and shuttles trains connecting Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra Cantt, Allahabad,Manikpur, Banda Jn,Khajuraho, Tikamgarh,Bhopal,Bina and Itarsi.

Longest Railway Platforms in the world[edit]

Eastern end of longest platform in Kollam Junction railway station in India. This is the world's second longest railway platform

The longest railway platforms are:

  1. Gorakhpur railway station, Uttar Pradesh, India:1,366.33 m (4,483 ft) (longest in the world)[4][5]
  2. Kollam Junction, Kerala, India:1,180.5 m (3,873 ft)[6][7][8][9][10]
  3. Kharagpur, West Bengal, India: 1,072.5 m (3,519 ft)[11][12]
  4. State Street subway, Chicago, Illinois, US: 1,067 m (3,501 ft) (longest in North America)
  5. Bilaspur railway station, Chhattisgarh, India: 802 m (2,631 ft)
  6. Cheriton Shuttle Terminal, Folkestone, United Kingdom: 791 m (2,595 ft) (longest in Europe)
  7. Jhansi Junction, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India: 770 m (2,526 ft)
  8. East Perth railway station, Perth, Western Australia: 770 m (2,526 ft) (longest in Australia)
  9. Kalgoorlie railway station, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia: 760 m (2,493 ft)
  10. Sonepur railway station, Sonepur, Bihar, India: 738 m (2,421 ft)[13]
  11. Nabadwip Dham railway station, Nadia, West Bengal, India 720 m (2,362 ft)
  12. Flinders Street Station, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: 708 m (2,323 ft)[14]
  13. Port Pirie, South Australia: 701 m (2,300 ft)
  14. East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong: longest platform with platform screen doors: 300 m (984 ft)[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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