Tatanagar Junction railway station
|Indian RailwaysJunction Station|
|Owned by||Indian Railway|
|Line(s)||Tatanagar-Bilaspur section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line,
Tatanagar-Gourmahisani-Badampahar branch line
|Fare zone||South Eastern Railway|
|Passengers||21,025 per day|
The Tatanagar Railway Station (Hindi: टाटानगर रेलवे स्टेशन), station code TATA, is the main railway station serving the city of Jamshedpur in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Previously, it belonged to the state of Bihar before a portion of south Bihar came to be incorporated into the new state of Jharkhand.
Tatanagar is a Junction station and is located on the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line of the Indian Railways. It has 5 platforms and handles around 100 trains each day. Most westbound and northbound trains and some important trains to other parts of the country originate at Tatanagar Railway Station.
The Tatanagar Railway Station is more than a century old. Sakchi was identified as the ideal site for the envisaged steel plant in December 1907. In 1910, the village Kalimati which was near to sakchi got itself a railway station on BNR's Howrah-Bombay route.The railways from then on were the life-line of the steel plant established by the Tatas. The name of the Railway station was later changed to Tatanagar in honour of its founder Jamsetji Tata. Tatanagar—Rourkela section was the second 25kV AC electrified section of the country, the first being Burdwan-Mughalsarai (in 1957).
The Tatanagar Railway Station was built by famous Railway Contractor of the town, Nanji Govindji Taunk and his son Ranchhod Nanji Taunk of Nanji Govindji & Sons of Bistupur, who belonged to KGK Community, a community noted for their contributions in building Railway lines of India.
Tatanagar railway junction is an important station in the Howrah—Mumbai route, and to other places such as New Delhi, Chennai, Visakhapatnam and Orissa. It is the biggest station of South Eastern Railway in terms of passenger footfalls per day. It falls under South Eastern Railway Zone and Chakradharpur division. More than a 100 trains ply from this route at any given day. It is also a major transit point for citizens from various parts of the state. It is one of the busiest trunk routes section of Eastern India mainly due to being in the main line for passengers as well as goods train. It currently has 6 platforms. 5 are for major trains while one (platform 1B) is used for some passenger trains.
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Jamshedpur travel guide from Wikivoyage