Bidar railway station

Bidar railway station (Station code: BIDR) is located in Bidar district in the Indian state of Karnataka and serves Bidar.

Bidar
Indian Railway Station
LocationState Highway 15, Bidar, Karnataka
India
Coordinates17°54′42″N 77°30′55″E / 17.911788°N 77.515281°E / 17.911788; 77.515281Coordinates: 17°54′42″N 77°30′55″E / 17.911788°N 77.515281°E / 17.911788; 77.515281
Elevation673 metres (2,208 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouth Central Railway
Line(s)Vikrabad-Parli Vaijnath branch line
Platforms3
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeBIDR
Division(s) Secunderabad
History
Opened1932
Location
Bidar railway station is located in Karnataka
Bidar railway station
Bidar railway station
Location in Karnataka

HistoryEdit

The Great Indian Peninsula Railway extended its Mumbai-Solapur line to Raichur in 1871. The Wadi-Secunderabad line was built in 1874.[1] The Vikrabad-Bidar 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge line was opened in 1932.[2]

Construction of the 110-km Gulbarga-Bidar link was completed and inaugurated by Prime minister Narendra Modi on 29 October 2017.[3][4]

AmenitiesEdit

Bidar railway station has a Tourist Information Centre, computerized reservation counter, waiting room, light refreshment stall and tea stall .[5] Bidar has connectivity with Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, Sainagar Shirdi, Latur, Aurangabad and Mumbai (according to railway budget 2014-15)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1870-1899). "IR History: Early Days – II". IFCA. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Chapter VII – Transport and Communications" (PDF). Railway lines opened for traffic in the state since 1861, page 290. Karnataka Government. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 August 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Railway bridge across Bennethora to be complete in two years". The Hindu, 24 July 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Bidar-Gulbarga rail service". Infrastructure Today, January 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Bidar railway station". Make my trip. Retrieved 21 December 2013.

External linksEdit

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