Balharshah Junction railway station

Balharshah Junction railway station (station code: BPQ) is a railway station serving Ballarpur town, in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state in India. It is under Nagpur CR railway division of Central Railway Zone of Indian Railways. It is an important junction on New Delhi–Chennai main line of Indian Railways. It is located at 185 m above sea level and has 5 platforms. The Ballarshah-Wardha-Nagpur section was electrified in 1989.[1]

Balharshah Junction
Express train and Passenger train Station
Balharshah nameplate.jpg
LocationIndia
Coordinates19°50′56″N 79°20′53″E / 19.849°N 79.348°E / 19.849; 79.348Coordinates: 19°50′56″N 79°20′53″E / 19.849°N 79.348°E / 19.849; 79.348
Elevation188 metres (617 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byCentral Railway
Line(s)Delhi-Chennai line
Gondia-Nagbhir-Balharshah branch line
Platforms5
Tracks8
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Disabled accessHandicapped/disabled access
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeBPQ
Division(s) Nagpur CR railway division
ElectrifiedYes
Passengers
15000
Location
Balharshah railway station is located in Maharashtra
Balharshah railway station
Balharshah railway station
Location in Maharashtra

HistoryEdit

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

The Gondia-Nagbhir-Nagpur line was opened for traffic in 1908. The Nagbhir-Rajoli line was opened in 1913 and extended up to Chanda Fort.[3] Work for conversion to broad gauge of the 240 km (149 mi) narrow gauge Gondia-Chanda Fort line started in December 1992. The fourth phase covering Nagbhir-Chanda Fort section was opened on 13 January 1999 and the Chanda Fort-Balharshah section was opened from 2 July 1999.[4]

The Ramagundam-Balharshah-Wardha-Nagpur sector was electrified in 1988-89.[5] The Gondia-Nagbhir-Balharshah line was electrified in 2018.

AmenitiesEdit

The railway station has computerized reservation counters, STD/PCO booth, retiring room, waiting room, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshments and book stall.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://irfca.org/docs/electrification-history.html
  2. ^ "IR History: Early Days – III". Chronology of railways in India, Part 3 (1900-1947). Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 2012-11-10.
  4. ^ "Nagpur Division" (PDF). South East Central Railway. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  5. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Balhashah to Bangalore trains". Make My Trip. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

External linksEdit

External video
  Tamil Nadu Express Entering Balharpur Junction
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
Central Railway zone
TerminusSouth East Central Railway zone