Ujjain Junction railway station

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Ujjain Junction
Express train, Passenger train station
Ujjain Junction.jpg
Ujjain Junction Railway Station
LocationStation Road, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
India
Coordinates23°10′47″N 75°46′55″E / 23.1796°N 75.7819°E / 23.1796; 75.7819Coordinates: 23°10′47″N 75°46′55″E / 23.1796°N 75.7819°E / 23.1796; 75.7819
Elevation492 m (1,614 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorth Western Railway
Line(s)Ujjain – Indore branch line
Ratlam – Bhopal line
Akola–Ratlam line
Platforms8
Tracks11 BG 1 MG
ConnectionsTaxi Stand, Auto Stand
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingAvailable
Bicycle facilitiesAvailable
Disabled accessHandicapped/disabled access
Other information
StatusDouble Electric-Line
Station codeUJN
Zone(s) Western Railway
Division(s) Ratlam
History
Opened1876; 143 years ago (1876)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesScindia – Neemuch Railway
Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway
Traffic
Passengers (2014/2015)7651.19 (in Lakhs)[1]
6500
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Dewas
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Location
Ujjain Junction is located in Madhya Pradesh
Ujjain Junction
Ujjain Junction
Location within Madhya Pradesh

Ujjain Junction railway station is the main railway station of Ujjain City in the western part of Madhya Pradesh. Its code is UJN.[2]

The railway station of Ujjain is located on Broad Gauge line and falls under the administrative control of Western Railway Zone of Indian Railways. It consists of 8 main railway platforms.

History[edit]

The Indore – Ujjain branch line was opened in August 1876 and the line was completed in 1879–80. It was part of Scindia Railway. Ratlam - Ujjain line completed and opened for traffic during the year 1896.

The surveys of IndoreNeemuch line via Ujjain started long back in 1871–72 when the plan and estimates for the whole project was submitted to the Government of India in 1872–73.

Maharaja Jayajirao Scindia of Gwalior agreed to grant a loan of Rs. 7.5 million at 4 per cent per annum interest for the project.

Scindia Neemuch Railway amalgamated under a single management in the year 1881–82 and were named as Rajputana Malwa railway.

In November 1951, Western Railway with its headquarters at Mumbai came into existence after merging of Rajputana Malwa railway with the other State Railways and overtook the administration of Ujjain. The broad gauge portion was extended from UjjainMaksiIndore in 1964–66 and the doubling of the IndoreBhopal sections was completed in during 1993–2001.[3][4]

The Doubling of the sections Nagda - Ujjain section was done in 1979-1981 followed by in Ujjain - Maksi section 1964-1965.

This junction is electrified in 1992 and Ratlam – Bhopal passenger was first electric train. The Ujjain-Indore route and Indore Junction were electrified in 2011.

In 2017, gauge conversion of Ujjain - Fatehabad line and stated is expected to be completed in 2018. This project's estimated cost is Rs 120 crore and reduce the distance between Ujjain and Indore by 20 km as well as reduce one and a half hour. The Railways had closed this 134-year old meter gauge rail section in February, 2014.[5][6][7][8]

In September 2017, the station was the award for the Best Tourist Friendly Railway Station by President Ramnath Kovind at a glittering ceremony at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.[9]

Location and structure[edit]

The station is 2 km to the east of Ujjain. The former name of this station was Avantikapuri. The platform 8 side of the station is known as Madhav Nagar railway station.

Link route[edit]

The main station of Ujjain lies on the RatlamBhopal, IndoreNagda and GunaKhandwa route. To the west it is connected to Ratlam Junction, to the north it is connected with Nagda Junction, to the east it is connected with Maksi Junction, Bhopal Junction, and to the south it is connected to Indore Junction BG, Dewas Junction.

Sub-urban stations[edit]

The city of Ujjain has four other railway stations which are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ How to Reach Ujjain
  3. ^ Parsi engine driver's wage slip of 1932
  4. ^ History of Ratlam Division
  5. ^ Railways to start prelim work on Ujjain-Fatehabad route
  6. ^ MP-Railways joint venture to execute Rs 15,000 cr rail projects
  7. ^ Shivraj spends three hours in Mahakal City ahead of ‘Mission-2018’
  8. ^ Ujjain-Fatehabad meter gauge fate in doldrums for want of budget
  9. ^ "Best Tourist Friendly Railway Station award went to Ujjain Railway Station". freepressjournal.in. Bhopal. September 29, 2017. Retrieved October 1, 2017.

External links[edit]

Ujjain travel guide from Wikivoyage