Solapur railway station

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Solapur
Indian Railway Station
Solapur rail station.jpg
Location Station Road, Solapur, Maharashtra
India
Coordinates 17°39′50″N 75°53′35″E / 17.664°N 75.893°E / 17.664; 75.893Coordinates: 17°39′50″N 75°53′35″E / 17.664°N 75.893°E / 17.664; 75.893
Elevation 455.000 metres (1,492.782 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Central Railway
Line(s) Mumbai-Chennai line
Mumbai Dadar-Solapur section
Solapur–Guntakal section
Platforms 5
Tracks 6
Construction
Structure type Standard on ground
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code SUR
Division(s) Solapur
History
Opened 1860
Traffic
Passengers (Daily) 120,000+
Location
Solapur railway station is located in Maharashtra
Solapur railway station
Solapur railway station
Location in Maharashtra

Solapur railway station is located in Solapur district in the Indian state of Maharashtra and serves Solapur city and the industrial belt around it. It is headquarters of Solapur Railway Division and a part of Central Railway zone.It is the 4th cleanest railway station in India ranked A-1 among 500 main stations in India

Location[edit]

Located in Bhima basin, the area is home to powerloom and handloom textile units, beedi-making and other industries.[1] Once financial center of Yadavas regim it is largest city amongst its neighbouring districts in Maharashtra and Karnataka border.

History[edit]

The first train in India traveled from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai to Thane on 16 April 1853 on a track laid by the Great Indian Peninsula Railway. The GIPR line was extended to Kalyan in 1854 and then on the south-east side to Khopoli via Palasdari railway station at the foot of the Western Ghats in 1856. While construction work was in progress across the Bhor Ghat, GIPR opened to public the Khandala-Pune track in 1858. The Bhor Ghat incline connecting Palasdari to Khandala was completed in 1862, thereby connecting Mumbai and Pune.[2] GIPR extended its line to Raichur in 1871 and met the line of Madras Railway thereby establishing direct Mumbai-Chennai link.[3]

The Pune-Raichur sector of the Mumbai-Chennai line was opened in stages: the portion from Diksal in Pune to Barshi Road was opened in 1859, from Barshi Road to Mohol in 1860 and from Mohol to Solapur also in 1860. Work on the line from Solapur southwards was begun in 1865.[4]

Solapur railway station platformboard

The metre gauge Solapur-Hubli line was opened in stages. The Gadag-Hotgi section was opened in 1884 and the Hotgi-Solapur section in 1887.[5] The line was converted to broad gauge in 2008.[6]

Electrification[edit]

The Pune-Solapur-Wadi line will be electrified with a loan of Rs. 1,500 crore from Asian Development Bank. Work was initiated in 2012.[7][8]

Track doubling[edit]

The railway track in the Daund-Wadi sector will be doubled at a cost of Rs. 700 crore.[9]

Passenger movement[edit]

Solapur railway station is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway. It's Serve Daily 120000+ Passengers.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Solapur district". Solapur district administration. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1832 - 1865). "IR History: Early Days – I". IFCA. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1870-1899). "IR History: Early Days – II". IFCA. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Solapur District Gazetteer". Gazetteer department. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Solapur District Gazetteer". Gazetteer department. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Work completed on Gadag-Bagalkot gauge conversion". News on Projects.com, 8 December 2008. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Asian Development Bank to fund Pune-Daund-Wadi rail line electrification". dna, 20 January 2011. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Electrification of Pune-Daund to start today". The Times of India, 14 December 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Doubling of track:Faster rail services by 2016". The New Indian Express, 4 November 2011. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

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