Pune railway division

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Pune railway division is one of the five railway divisions of Central Railway (India) Zone of Indian Railways located at Pune of Maharashtra state in western India. The other railway divisions are Mumbai CSTM, Nagpur, Solapur and Bhusawal. There are 71 railway stations in Pune railway division.[1][2]

Background[edit]

Pune Division includes four districts of the state of Maharashtra which are Pune, Satara, Sangli and Kolhapur. The division includes one A1 class railway station, two A class stations, 1 B class station, 14 C class stations, 10 D class stations, 31 E class stations and 12 F class stations which makes a total of 71 railway stations in the division.[3]

History[edit]

Ministry of Railways decided on formation of a new Railway Division at Pune on 10 January 1996. The foundation stone laying ceremony for the new division was held on 13 January 1996. Initially the Division was started with jurisdiction over Lonavala-Pune section only. With effect from 1 April 2003. Pune–Daund–Baramati section excluding Daund and Pune –Miraj –KOP section were added which increased the jurisdiction to 503.39. route-km.

Part of DRM office is functioning from campus of IRICEN and remaining offices are housed in a portion of Goods Shed, having entry from Ambedkar Marg. The Phase I of New DRM Office building is under construction and is expected to be ready by middle of this year.[4]

Division has 71 stations out of which Pune is categorized as A1 station & Miraj and Kolhapur are categorized as A stations.

Ticketing[edit]

Pune railway division dealt with 3.35 crores of suburban and 3.63 crores of non-suburban originating passengers annually .

Passenger Reservation System (PRS) facilities are available at Pune junction plus 4 Cyber Booking Offices (CBOs) in Pune City i.e. Deccan Gymkhana, Shankarseth Road, Raviwar Peth & Pune Cant. PRS facilities are also available at Khadki, Chinchwad,Miraj, Kolhapur, Satara, Sangli, Karad,Baramati. Two more PRS centres operated by Defence personnel are functioning at Khadki Cantt. & Dehu Road. PRS at Ichalkaranji post office is being operated by their staff.

Pune railway division has the distinction of being the first railway division to complete the installation of all UTS & UTS cum PRS locations. At present division has total 59 UTS (Unreserved Ticketing System) of which 12 are UTS cum PRS locations.

Goods Traffic[edit]

POL, Sugar, maize and motor vehicles constitute as major components of outward goods traffic. POL is loaded from LONI.Sugar from Gurmarket, Sangli, Karad, Baramati, Satara, Miraj and motor vehicles from Chinchwad.Approximately 600 rakes/year of outward traffic is handled on Pune Division.

Nearly 2000 Rakes/year of inward traffic is received and handled on Pune division. Cement and steel are received at Pune, Khadki, Loni, Saswad.Fertilizers, food grains are received at Miraj, Sangli, Saswad and Satara. POL loaded from Loni and other location is received at Miraj and Bhilvadi.[5]

Connections[edit]

It connects other railway division of central Railway Zone as

Junction Stations and their routes[edit]

The Junction railway stations in the Pune railway divisions are Pune Junction and Miraj Junction.

Daund Junction railway station is not under Pune division(Exclude), but is under Solapur railway division.

The only terminal station in the division is Kolhapur as Chattrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus.

List of railway stations and towns[edit]

Division has 71 stations out of which Pune is categorized as A1 station & Miraj and Kolhapur are categorized as A stations. The list includes the stations under the Pune division and their station category.[6][7][8]

Category of station No. of stations Names of stations
A-1 Category 1 Pune Junction
A Category 2 Miraj Junction, Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus
B Category 3 Sangli, Karad, Satara
C Category
(Suburban station)
14 Malavli, Kamshet, Vadgaon, Talegaon, Ghorawadi, Begdewadi, Dehu Road, Akurdi, Chinchwad, Pimpri, Kasarwadi, Dapodi, Khadki, Shivajinagar
D Category 11 Baramati, Kedgaon, Jaysinghpur, Kirloskarwadi, Ghopuri, Uruli, Valivade, Hatkangale, Jejuri, Lonand, Bhilawadi
E Category 28 Hadapsar, Loni, Yewat, Patas, Sasvad, Phursungi, Alandi, Shirvade, Amble, Rajewadi, Daundaj, Walha, Nira, Salpa, Adarki, Wathar, Palsi, Jarandeshwar, Koregaon, Rahimatpur, Targaon, Masur, Shindwane, Shenoli, Bhavaninagar, Takari, Nandre, Rukdi
F Category
Halt Station
11 Amnapur, Kadethan, Kanhe, Katphal, Shriful Khutbav, Madhavnagar, Maladgaon, Manjri Bk., Nimshirgaon, Shirsai, Vishrambag
Total 70 -

Railway line and en route stations[edit]

There are four main lines in this railway subdivision and two branch lines.

The railway line en route station details are as follows

Pune-Lonavala[edit]

The total length of this section is 63.83 Kilometers, which includes a total of 18 stations. Out of the 18 stations, there are 11 B class, a C class, 4 D class and 2 SPL class stations. The line includes a Double Line system, with traction of AC Electrification.

The system of working is Absolute Block System.

The maximum Permissible Speed are given below,

  • Mail/EXP Trains - 105 km/h
  • Passenger Trains - 105 km/h
  • EMU Locals - 80 km/h
  • Goods Trains - 75 km/h

En route station details-

Pune Junction, Shivajinagar , Khadki, Dapodi, Kasarwadi, Pimpri, Chinchwad, Akurdi, Dehu Road, Begdewadi, Ghorawadi, Talegaon, Vadgaon, Kanhe, Kamshet, Malavli and Lonavla(exclude)

Station Station code Main/Branch Gauge Double/Single line Traction Distance in km
Pune Jn PUNE Main BG Double Electric 0
Shivajinagar SVJR 2.4
Khadki KK 6.24
Dapodi DAPD 8.22
Kasarwadi KSWD 11.59
Pimpri PMP 14.26
Chinchwad CCH 16.42
Akurdi AKRD 19.66
Dehu Road DEHR 24.51
Begdewadi BGWI 28.18
Shelarwadi SLRW 29.65
Ghorawadi GRWD 31.25
Talegaon TGN 34.26
Vadgaon VDN 38.21
Kanhe KNHE 42.7
Kamshet KMST 47.89
Malavli(Pune Division limit) MVL 55.86
Lonavla LNL 64.31

Pune-Daund[edit]

Pune Jn - Daund Jn(Exclude) The total length of this section is 75.59 Kilometers, which includes a total of 11 stations. Out of the 11 stations, there are 7 B class, no C class, 3 D class and 1 SPL class stations. The line includes a Double Line system, with traction of Electric. The electrification of the line was completed in October 2016.

The system of working is Absolute Block System.

The maximum Permissible Speed are given below,

Station Station Code Main/Branch Gauge Double/Single line Traction Distance in km
Pune Junction PUNE Main BG Double Electric 0
Hadapsar HDP 5.71
Manjari Budruk MJBK 11.69
Loni LONI 16.41
Uruli URI 28.67
Yavat YT 40.61
Khutbav KTT 47.61
Kedgaon KDG 54.03
Kadethan KDTN 58.91
Patas PAA 64
Daund Junction(Limit till goods yard and further extended till Baramati) DD 76.61

Daund-Baramati[edit]

Daund Jn (Exclude) - Baramati The total length of this section is 43.70 Kilometers, which includes a total of 6 stations. Out of the 6 stations, there are 1 B class, no C class, 4 D class and 1 SPL class stations. The line includes a Single Line system, with traction of Diesel.

The system of working is One Train Only System.

The maximum Permissible Speed are given below,

  • Mail/EXP Trains - 60 km/h
  • Passenger Trains - 60 km/h
  • Goods Trains - 40 km/h
  • En route station details- Daund Junction, Maladgaon, Shirsai, Sirsuphal, Katphal and Baramati.
Station Station Code Main/Branch Gauge Double/Single line Traction Distance in km
Daund Jn DD Branch BG Single Diesel 0
Maladgaon MDDG 13.39
Shirsai SSI 20.62
Sirsuphal SSF 21.50
Katphal KFH 33.64
Baramati BRMT 43.70

Baramati-Lonand[edit]

Baramati - Lonand Jn The total length of this section is 53.038 Kilometers, which includes a total of 6 stations. Out of the 6 stations, there are 1 B class, no C class, 4 D class and 1 SPL class stations. The line includes a Single Line system, with traction of Diesel. The section meets the Pune-Miraj Section at Lonand Jn. The rail link from Lonand Jn to Phaltan was completed in 2011 but there is absolute no progress in rail link construction for the remainder section i.e. from Phaltan to Baramati. So this section is incomplete.

The system of working is One Train Only System.

The maximum Permissible Speed are given below,

  • Mail/EXP Trains - 60 km/h
  • Passenger Trains - 60 km/h
  • Goods Trains - 40 km/h
  • En route station details- Baramati, Sangawi, Phaltan, Nimbore, Taradgaon and Lonanad Jn.
Station Station Code Main/Branch Gauge Double/Single line Traction Distance in km Status
Baramati BRMT Branch BG Single Diesel 0 Under construction
Sangawi SNG 16.750 Under construction
Phaltan PLT 24.175 Complete
Nimbore NB 33.665 Complete
Taradgaon TDG 44.875 Complete
Lonand Jn LNN 53.038 Complete

Pune-Miraj[edit]

Pune–Miraj–Londa line The total length of this section is 279.05 Kilometers, which includes a total of 36 stations. Out of the 36 stations, there are 30 B class, no C class, 4 D class and 2 SPL class stations. The line includes a Single Line system, with traction of Diesel. The section meets the Baramati-Lonand Section at Lonand Jn.

The system of working is Absolute Block System.

The maximum Permissible Speed are given below,

  • Mail/EXP Trains - 100 km/h
  • Passenger Trains - 100 km/h
  • Goods Trains - 75 km/h

En route station details- Pune Jn - Ghorpadi - Alandi - Jejuri - Lonand Jn - Satara - Sangli - Miraj Jn

Station Station Code Main/Branch Gauge Double/Single line Traction Distance in km
Pune Jn PUNE Main BG Double Diesel 0
Ghorpadi GPR 2.36
Sasvad Rd SSV Single 11.18
Phursungi FSG 16.51
Alandi ALN 23.22
Shindawane SHIV 31.67
Ambale ABELE 41.12
Rajevadi RJW 45.84
Jejuri JJR 58.03
Daundaj DNJ 65.85
Valha WLH 74.37
Nira NIRA 84.54
Lonand Jn LNN 92.16
Salpa SLP 101.22
Adarki AKI 109.22
Watkar WTR 119.32
Palsi PLV 128.71
Jarandeswar JSV 137.66
Satara STR 145.23
Koregaon KRG 156.13
Rahimatpur RMP 166.26
Targaon TAZ 177.25
Masur MSR 189.82
Shirvade SIW 195.10
Karad KRD 203.7
Shenoli SNE 216.66
Bhavani Nagar BVNR 224.92
Takari TKR 230.34
Kirloskarwadi KOV 238.60
Amnapur ANQ 245.31
Bhilawadi BVQ 252.26
Nandre NDE 259.20
Madhavnagar MDVR 268.80
Sangli SLI 271.82
Vishrambag VRB 273.71
Miraj Jn MRJB 279.05

Miraj-Kolhapur[edit]

Miraj Jn - Chattrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus The total length of this section is 47.10 Kilometers, which includes a total of 8 stations. Out of the 8 stations, there are 2 B class, no C class, 4 D class and 2 SPL class stations. The line includes a Single Line system, with traction of Diesel.

The system of working is Absolute Block System.

The maximum Permissible Speed are given below,

  • Mail/EXP Trains - 100 km/h
  • Passenger Trains - 100 km/h
  • Goods Trains - 75 km/h
  • En route station details- Miraj, Jaysingpur, Nimshirgaon Tamdalge, Hatkanangale, Rukadi, Valivade, Gurumarket and Kolhapur.
Station Station Code Main/Branch Gauge Double/Single line Traction Distance in km
Miraj MRJB Main BG Single Diesel 0
Jaysingpur JSP 11.78
Nimshirgaon Tamdalge NMGT 20.79
Hatkanangale HTK 26.48
Rukadi RKD 33.38
Valivade VV 40.46
Gurumarket CRMT 43.85
Chattrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus CSMT 47.10

Diesel Loco Shed[edit]

A diesel loco shed located near Ghorpadi railway station comes under the Pune Railway Division. It is one of the three diesel sheds belonging to Central railway and the largest of all of them.

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