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Bathinda railway station is located in Bathinda in the Indian state of Punjab.

Bathinda Junction

ਬਠਿੰਡਾ ਜੰਕਸ਼ਨ
Indian Railway Junction Station
LocationThe Mall Road, Bathinda, Punjab
India
Coordinates30°12′37″N 74°55′58″E / 30.2102°N 74.9329°E / 30.2102; 74.9329Coordinates: 30°12′37″N 74°55′58″E / 30.2102°N 74.9329°E / 30.2102; 74.9329
Elevation208 metres (682 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorthern Railway
Line(s)Delhi-Fazilka line
Jodhpur-Bathinda line
Bathinda-Rewari line
Bathinda - Rajpura line
Bathinda - Sri Ganganagar line
Platforms7
TracksBroad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Disabled accessHandicapped/disabled access
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeBTI
Division(s) Ambala
History
Opened1884; 135 years ago (1884)
Location
Bathinda railway station is located in Punjab
Bathinda railway station
Bathinda railway station
Location in the Punjab

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BackgroundEdit

Bathinda railway station is at an elevation of 208 metres (682 ft) and was assigned the code – BTI.[1]

Bathinda is classified as an "A category" station in Ambala railway division.[2] Bathinda is well connected by rail to almost all major cities like New Delhi, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Ambala Cantonment, Panipat, Kolkata, Lucknow, Jaipur, Patna, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Jammu, Udhampur, Amritsar, Dibrugarh, Jhansi, Hazur Sahib Nanded, Bhopal, Mumbai, Ludhiana, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra, Jodhpur, Haridwar, Bikaner, Lumding, Rampur, Patiala, Allahabad, Ratlam, Kota. Bathinda railway station is the main terminal station is located on the Delhi-Fazilka line of Northern Railway. In August 2018 Bathinda railway station was become full-fledged electrified railway station.Electric trains was functioning from Bathinda railway station.

HistoryEdit

The Rajputana-Malwa Railway extended the 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) wide metre gauge Delhi-Rewari line to Bathinda in 1884.[3][4] The Bathinda-Rewari metre gauge line was converted to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge in 1994.[5]

The Southern Punjab Railway Co. opened the Delhi-Bathinda-Samasatta line in 1897.[6]

In 1901-02, the metre gauge Jodhpur-Bikaner line was extended to Bathinda by Jodhpur-Bikaner Railway.[7][8] It was subsequently converted to broad gauge.[9]

AmenitiesEdit

Bathinda railway station has two double-bedded non-AC retiring rooms chargeable @ Rs. 100 for 24 hours.[10] Other amenities at Bathinda railway station include: waiting rooms (separate for upper and second class, and for males and females) with bathing facilities, refreshment rooms, cloak room, book and essential goods stalls, public phone and internet facilities, water coolers, and pay & use toilets.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Arrivals at Bathinda Junction". indiarailinfo. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Ambala railway division". Category-wise classification of the stations. Northern Railway. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Gazetteer of India, Haryana, Hisar" (PDF). Communications, page 135. Haryana Government. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Rajputana Malwa State Railway". fibis. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Overview of Bikaner Division" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  6. ^ "IR History: Early Days II (1870-1899)". Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Jodhpur-Bikaner Railway". fibis. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  8. ^ "IR History: Part II (1870-1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Railway line along Indian border". Press Information Bureau, Govt. of India, 21 April 2008. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  10. ^ "Retiring room details (Northern Railway)". Ministry of Railways. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  11. ^ "Model stations". Ambala railway division. Retrieved 11 May 2014.

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