Bhopal Junction railway station

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Bhopal Junction railway station (station code:- BPL) is a major railway junction of India and main railway station of Bhopal, the capital of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This station also serves as a connecting point for various pilgrims from Asia to visit the Stupa of Sanchi, an important Buddhist stupa, which is about 40 kilometres (25 mi) from this station

Bhopal Junction
Rapid transit, Regional rail, Light rail & Commuter rail station
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Bhopal railway station
LocationBhopal Main Junction, Near Nadra Bus Stand, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
India
Coordinates23°16′02″N 77°24′47″E / 23.267212°N 77.412970°E / 23.267212; 77.412970
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byWest Central Railways
Line(s)Agra–Bhopal section,
Bhopal–Nagpur section,
New Delhi–Chennai main line,
Ujjain–Bhopal section
Platforms6
Tracks9
ConnectionsTaxi Stand, Auto Stand
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Disabled accessDisabled access Available
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeBPL
Zone(s) West Central Railway zone
Division(s) Bhopal
History
Opened1910; 111 years ago (1910)
ElectrifiedYes
Passengers
60,000 Avg per day
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
New Delhi–Chennai main line
Bhopal-Ujjain Branch Line
Location
Bhopal Junction is located in Bhopal
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Location within Bhopal
Bhopal Junction is located in Madhya Pradesh
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Bhopal Junction is located in India
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ConstructionEdit

The station was constructed in year 1910. The second station for the city (Bhopal Habibganj) was constructed in year 1975 and its inauguration was done by Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India. Later on, the city of Bhopal got 4 new other local railway stations named:

Station name Station code Railway zone Total platforms
Bhopal Junction BPL West Central Railway 6
Bhopal Habibganj HBJ West Central Railway 5
Bhopal Bairagarh BIH West central Railway 2
Bhopal Misrod MSD West Central Railway 2
Bhopal Sukhisewania SUW West Central Railway 3
Bhopal Mandideep MDP West Central Railway 2

Altogether the city has six railway stations within its city limits.

The main railway station as well as Bhopal Habibganj are selected along with 47 other railway stations to emerge as The World Class Railway Station. The Bhopal Junction and Bhopal Habibganj have already received ISO 9001:2000 CERTIFICATE.

LocationEdit

The station is located at about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) north of the city centre and 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from Bhopal Habibganj.

InfrastructureEdit

The station has 6 platforms in addition to enough waiting halls, refreshment centre, passenger ticket counter and ticket vending machines, vehicle parking, communication facility, sanitary facility and dedicated Government Railway Police force to ensure security.

ServicesEdit

Bhopal Junction Railway Station is located on the Main DelhiChennai route which halts more than 200 daily trains, with a total of more than 380 trains within a week. To the north of the Bhopal Junction lies Bina Junction, to the south lies Itarsi Junction. There is one track which connects Bhopal to the west with Ujjain Junction, Sehore, Ratlam Junction and Ahmedabad Junction. Also to some portion of Indore Junction, Sehore and Dewas Junction.

DevelopmentEdit

The Bhopal railway station has become the India's first railway station to have a sanitary napkin vending machine named as ‘Happy Nari’. The machine dispenses two sanitary napkins at the cost of Rs 5 only and accepts Rs 5 coins. The sanitary pads vending machine has been installed at platform No.1 by the Railway Women Welfare Association of Bhopal. The machine has the capacity of holding 75 sanitary pads. A specially trained female staff will refill the machine.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • Bhopal Junction railway station at the India Rail Info
  • "Daily passenger visit". Indianrailways Official Website.