Rajkot Junction railway station

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Rajkot Junction
રાજકોટ જંકશન
राजकोट जंक्शन
Regional rail and Light rail Station
Location Rajkot, Gujarat
India
Coordinates 22°18′48″N 70°48′6″E / 22.31333°N 70.80167°E / 22.31333; 70.80167
Elevation 128 m (420 ft)
Line(s) Viramgam-Okha line
Rajkot-Somnath line
Rajkot–Jetalsar–Porbandar line
Platforms 5
Tracks 9
Construction
Structure type standard
Parking yes
Other information
Status functioning
Station code RJT
Zone(s) Western Railways
Division(s) Rajkot railway division
History
Opened 1890; 127 years ago (1890)
Electrified No
Previous names Rajkot-Jetalsar Railway
Location
Rajkot railway station is located in Gujarat
Rajkot railway station
Rajkot railway station
Location in Gujarat

Rajkot Junction railway station is the main railway station in the city of Rajkot in Gujarat, India.

Administration[edit]

It falls under the Western Railways zone of the Indian Railways. It is the primary terminus for rail transport for the city; the other railway station in Rajkot is the Bhaktinagar railway station. Rajkot Junction railway station has been awarded as the undertaken by Railway ministry in participation with IRCTC.[1]

Station development and modernization[edit]

The station is undergoing large-scale automation and infrastructure development. Doubling of the Viramgam - Surendranagar - Rajkot route is in progress, of which Viramgam - Surendranagar route is almost completed and is to be commissioned soon for use for regular rail traffic. The doubling between Surendranagar - Rajkot is scheduled to be completed in the year 2020. Once doubling of rail route up to Rajkot is completed, it will reduce travelling time between Rajkot - Ahmedabad by up to 1 hour and a half hour approximately from currently 5 hours, and is expected to increase the number of daily trains and traffic. Doubling of this line will greatly ease the ever-increasing freight traffic between Okha-Rajkot, Porbandar-Kanalus, Veraval-Rajkot and Maliya Miyana / Navalakhi-Dahinsara-Wankaner section. The route (Ahmedabad - Rajkot) is also expected to be electrified in the near future. A proposal, is being considered for railway track doubling between Rajkot Jn.- Okha Railway Stations by Western Railway, which has been sent to Railway Board for their approval.[2]

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