Habibganj railway station

Habibganj railway station (Station Code: HBJ) is a railway station in Bhopal City and part of the West Central Railway.[1] It is located in Habibganj, New Bhopal. It is India's first ISO CERTIFIED private railway station.[2]

Habibganj
Regional rail & Light rail station
Habibganj Bhopal.jpg
Front view of the station building from parking lot.
LocationHabibganj , Maharana Pratap Nagar Zone 2 Bhopal-462011, Madhya Pradesh,
India
Elevation495.760 metres (1,626.51 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Line(s)Bhopal-Nagpur section
Delhi-Chennai line
Bhopal→Jabalpur
Itarsi→Indore
Platforms5
Tracks6
Construction
Structure typeAt–ground
Platform levels1
ParkingAvailable
Bicycle facilitiesAvailable
Disabled accessHandicapped/disabled access
Other information
Station codeHBJ
Fare zoneWest Central Railway zone
History
Opened1979; 41 years ago (1979)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesIndian Branch Rly. Co.
Central Railways
Passengers
Daily26,000 per day (average)
Services
ATM, Baggage Room, Dormitory/Retiring Rooms
Refreshment, Waiting Room

LocationEdit

 
Signboard of the station at the north end of platform no. 1

The Railway Station of Habibganj is located :

  • 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) away from Bhopal Junction
  • 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away from Bhopal Central
  • 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) away from Maharana Pratap Nagar, Bhopal, the commercial area in southern region of the Bhopal city

Structure and facilitiesEdit

The station consists of a total number of 6 platforms.

ServicesEdit

The Habibganj Railway Station lies on the main Jhansi - Bhopal - Itarsi route line.

 
Bhopal - Indore Intercity Express, about to depart for Indore from platform no. 1, Habibganj Railway Station, Bhopal

PrivatisationEdit

The Ministry of Railways (India) privatised Habibganj railway station in June 2017, making it India's first private railway station.[3] The station will have facilities like a shopping complex, forex kiosk and eateries.[4][5] Bhopal based Bansal Group (M/S Bansal Pathways Habibganj Private Limited) has taken the responsibility from IRSDC to turn this railway station into a benchmark for all similar future endeavors.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "India's first 'private' railway station Habibganj to come up near Bhopal".
  2. ^ "Habibganj: Here is India's first private railway station". New Delhi: Business Today. 7 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Habibganj is set to become first private railway station in India; railways awards contract to Bansal Group". Zee Business. 7 June 2017.
  4. ^ "India's first 'private' railway station Habibganj to come up near Bhopal". Livemint. 6 June 2017.
  5. ^ "What features will India's 1st privately run station have?". Inshorts. 9 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Habibganj railway station". Habibganj railway station. 10 September 2017.

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