Rajkot Junction railway station
|Indian Railway Station|
|Elevation||119.610 m (392 ft)|
|Division(s)||Rajkot railway division|
|Electrified||Work under process|
|Previous names||Rajkot-Jetalsar Railway|
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Rajkot Junction railway station is a railway station in the city of Rajkot, Gujarat. It is a major railway station in Saurashtra. It is connected to Wankaner Junction in North, Jamnagar in West and Jetalsar Junction in South. Many trains start from here.
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.
Station development and modernization
The station is undergoing large-scale automation and infrastructure development.[when?] 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 and proposal for the same has been approved by Railway Board. 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.
Eighty-one trains halt at Rajkot Junction railway station in both directions.
|Train No.||Train name||Destination|
|16613 / 16614||Rajkot - Coimbatore Express||Coimbatore|
|17017 / 17018||Rajkot - Secunderabad Express||Secunderabad|
|19569 / 19570||Rajkot - Veraval Express||Veraval|
|19571 / 19572||Rajkot - Porbandar Express (Via Jetalsar)||Porbandar|
|19579 / 19580||Rajkot - Delhi Sarai Rohilla Weekly Express||Delhi Sarai Rohilla|
|22937 / 22938||Rajkot - Rewa Superfast Express||Rewa|
|12267 / 12268||Rajkot - Mumbai Central Duronto Express||Mumbai Central|
- "Surat, Rajkot among cleanest railway stations; Mughalsarai, Pune dirtiest". Indian Express. New Delhi. 17 March 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
- "Surendranagar-Rajkot railway double track gets central nod". The Times of India. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
- Rajkot Junction railway station at Indiarailinfo.com
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