Wardha Junction railway station

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Wardha Junction
वर्धा जंक्शन
Indian Railway Junction Station
Wardha Junction.jpg
Location State Highway 3, Wardha, Maharashtra
India
Coordinates 20°43′59″N 78°35′41″E / 20.7331°N 78.5948°E / 20.7331; 78.5948Coordinates: 20°43′59″N 78°35′41″E / 20.7331°N 78.5948°E / 20.7331; 78.5948
Elevation 246.90 metres (810.0 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Central Railway
Line(s) Nagpur-Bhusawal section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line, New Delhi-Nagpur-Chennai line
Platforms 4
Construction
Structure type At ground
Parking Available
Other information
Station code WR
Division(s) Nagpur
History
Opened 1867
Electrified 1990-91
Previous names Great Indian Peninsula Railway
Location
Wardha Junction railway station is located in Maharashtra
Wardha Junction railway station
Location of Wardha railway station in Maharashtra

Wardha railway station serves Wardha in Wardha district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is an important junction station on the Howrah - Nagpur - Wardha - Bhusaval - Jalgaon - Mumbai CST line and New Delhi - Nagpur - Chennai line.

History[edit]

The first train in India travelled from Mumbai to Thane on 16 April 1853. By May, 1854, Great Indian Peninsula Railway's Bombay-Thane line was extended to Kalyan. Bhusawal railway station was set up in 1860 and in 1867 the GIPR branch line was extended to Nagpur.[1]

With the completion of the Kazipet-Balharshah link in 1929, Delhi was connected directly to Chennai.[2]

Before establishment of Sevagram railway station, North-South bound trains have to get their engines reversed in opposite direction which was very time consuming process. To avoid this problem, a new station for halting North-South bound trains was established in 1985, named Sevagram railway station. Since then, trains running on New Delhi-Nagpur-Chennai line halt at Sevagram railway station bypassing Wardha railway station. Due to this, passenger crowd is divided in two. Still some trains coming from Ahmedabad and going in south direction have to halt at Wardha station.

Electrification[edit]

The railways in the Badnera-Wardha sector were electrified in 1990-91.[3]

Wardha Junction roof
Wardha Junction platformboard

Amenities[edit]

Amenities at Wardha railway station include: computerized reservation office, waiting room, retiring room, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshments, and book stall.[4]

Station has been equipped with new Route Relay Interlocking (RRI) for faster train operation.

Besides large number of trains passing through station, two trains i.e. Wardha - Balharshah Passenger and Wardha - Bhusaval Passenger originates from Wardha station.

51 trains (including weeklies and bi-weeklies) pass through Wardha railway station.[5]

Sevagram[edit]

Sevagram Ashram, where Mahatma Gandhi, stayed from 1936, is located in Wardha.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1832 - 1865). "IR History: Early Days – I". IRFCA. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  2. ^ "IR History: Early Part– III (1900-1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  3. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  4. ^ "Wardha to Nagpur trains". makemytrip. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  5. ^ "Wardha Jn. Railway Station details". indiantrains.org. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  6. ^ "Sewagram Ashram to celebrate 75th anniversary next month". The Times of India, Nagpur, 28 May 2011. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 

External links[edit]

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