Nagpur Junction railway station
|Regional rail and Light rail station|
|Location||Sitabuldi, Nagpur 440001, Maharashtra
|Elevation||308.660 metres (1,012.66 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Platforms||8 (8 broad gauge)|
|Structure type||At ground|
|Previous names||Bengal Nagpur Railway|
|Passengers||Approx. 1.6 lakh daily|
Nagpur Junction railway station, one of the oldest and busiest Stations of Nagpur was inaugurated in its present form on Jan 15th 1925 by the then Governor Sir Frank Sly. The railways at Nagpur were established a long time back, well before the independence of India, as Nagpur used to be an important city of India even then. 1867 marks the beginning of the Nagpur railways. In 1881, Nagpur was linked up with another important city of India, Kolkata, via the railways of the state of Chhattisgarh.
The original railway station of Nagpur was previously located towards the east of its current site. The present-day railway station of Nagpur was also put up in the pre-independence days. being established in 1924.
A total of about 242 trains from various destinations halt at Nagpur, these include passenger, express, mail, Duronto, Rajdhani, Garib Rath trains. Of these, about 53 run daily and 26 terminate or originate from Nagpur. Almost 1.6 lakh passengers board/leave Nagpur Railway Station
The railways in Nagpur are important not only because the city is one of the tourist destinations of the country and the second capital of the significant state of Maharashtra, but also because of its prime location. The railway station has a central location in the entire country and hence is strategically very important not only in the state but in the entire subcontinent of India.
Among the 22 stations in India which have been recommended to be upgraded to international standard, Nagpur Junction railway station is one of them. Work is to be sourced out to the Public-Private Partnerships and the Central Railway has identified priority areas like security, safety and cleanliness for the station.
The close-situated Ajni is planned to be developed as a terminus and is also under consideration with a vision of diverting the traffic from the Nagpur railway station in the long run. A proposal to develop Ajni as a coaching complex is also under way.
Apart from the main station, other suburban railway stations in the city includes:
- Ajni railway station
- Itwari railway station
- Butibori Railway Station
- Ramtek Railway Station
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