Nagpur Junction railway station

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Nagpur Junction

नागपूर जंक्शन
Express train and Passenger train station
Nagpur Railway Station Stitch.jpg
Main building of Nagpur Junction railway station
LocationSitabuldi, Nagpur 440001, Maharashtra
India
Coordinates21°09′12″N 79°05′20″E / 21.1534°N 79.0889°E / 21.1534; 79.0889Coordinates: 21°09′12″N 79°05′20″E / 21.1534°N 79.0889°E / 21.1534; 79.0889
Elevation308.660 metres (1,012.66 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byGovernment of India
Line(s)Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line
Delhi-Nagpur-Chennai line
Nagpur-Hyderabad line
Nagpur-Nagbhir line NG
Nagpur-Chhindwara line
Nagpur-Bilaspur Section
Nagpur-Bhusawal Section
Nagpur-Bhopal Section
Platforms8
Tracks13
Construction
Structure typeAt ground
ParkingAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctional
Station codeNGP
Zone(s) Central Railway
South East Central Railway
Division(s) Nagpur (Central)
Nagpur (South East Central)
History
Opened1867; 152 years ago (1867)
Electrified1988–89 (Ballarshah-Wardha-Nagpur)
1990–91 (Nagpur-Amla)
1991–92 (Tharsa-Nagpur)[1]
Traffic
Passengers160,000 daily (Approx.)[2]

Nagpur Junction railway station is a railway station in Nagpur, in the Indian state of Maharashtra.It situated at the junction of Howrah-Mumbai and New Delhi–Chennai main lines.

History[edit]

Nagpur Junction Railway Station is one of the oldest and busiest stations in Maharashtra, India. In 1867, Mumbai rail first connected to Nagpur. In 1881, Nagpur was connected to Kolkata via the Nagpur State Railway of Chhattisgarh.[3][4] It was officially inaugurated on 15 January 1925 by then Governor Sir Frank Sly.[4] Prior to 1924, the Nagpur Railway Junction Station was located east of its current location. Nagpur Junction Railway Station became a major tourist destination.[5]

Services[edit]

Nagpur Junction Railway Station receives two hundred and twenty-eight trains, with approximately 160,000 passengers embarking and disembarking daily.[2]

Direct trains run from Nagpur Junction Railway Station to all major cities, including: New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, and Mumbai.

Development[edit]

In 2008, Nagpur Junction Railway Station was among 22 stations in India that were recommended to be upgraded to meet international standards. Priority areas were identified: security, safety and cleanliness. Work was to be undertaken via Public-Private Partnerships and the Central Railway.[6] but it will be clean very soon and compete with other station "Survey of new rail line Chhindwara-Kareli-Sagour Rail line is in progress. This will help in connecting Villages of Chhindwara, Narsinghpur And Sagar Districts and Help in the Development of Satpura, Mahakaushal and Bundelkhand Area respectively as a whole. This will provide and alternative North South Route Via Lalitpur-Sagar-Narsinghpur-Chhindwara-Nagpur route alternative to Bina-Bhopal-Itarsi-Amla-Betul-Nagpur route thereby decreasing the distance between North South by nearly 300 km. Kareli Railway Station will serve as an alternative to Itarsi Junction. This railway line will help in connecting Itarsi-Narsinghpur-Jabalpur-katni stretch and Itarsi - Bhopal-Bina-Saugor-Katni stretch of West Central Railways. Recently CCEA also Sanctioned Gadarwara-Indore new rail line via Budni. These two rail lines in combination will reduce the distance of State's Financial Capital Indore from District like Jabalpur, Narsinghpur, Hoshangabad, Sagar, Chhindwara which will help in industrial and economic development of these regions"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electrification History". Retrieved 31 March 2004.
  2. ^ a b Nash, David (29 September 2015). "Here's what the free Wi-Fi commitment to Indian Railways probably costs Google". Firstpost. Reuters. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.cr.indianrailways.gov.in//view_section.jsp?id=0,6,1191,1196,1683
  4. ^ a b "90 years of Nagpur station Building".
  5. ^ "Travel to Nagpur". mapsofindia.com. Archived from the original on 9 February 2011.
  6. ^ "Nagpur to get model railway station". The Times of India.

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