Harsud railway station

Harsud railway station is a railway station, situated at Harsud, Madhya Pradesh. Its station code is HRD. It serves Harsud city. The station consists of two platforms, neither well sheltered. It lacks many facilities including water and sanitation.[1] Old station is presently defunct. Old Harsud station was submerged under the waters of the Indirasagar Dam in July 2004. Due to this the existing railway line between Itarsi Junction railway station(station code ET) & Khandwa Junction railway station(station code KNW) was abandoned & dismantled. A New 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) new line was laid & Harsud railway station(HRD) was shifted to new location increasing the distance by 14 kilometres (8.7 mi). Current distance between Itarsi Junction railway station(station code ET) & Khandwa Junction railway station(station code KNW) is 183 kilometres (114 mi), which was 169 kilometres (105 mi) before construction of Indirasagar Dam Reservoir in July 2004.[2][3][4][5][6] The old railway line still exist from Talvadiya Junction railway station(station code TLV) to Singaji railway station(station code SJ) connecting Indirasagar Dam Thermal Power Station.

Old Harsud railway station
Indian Railways station
General information
LocationState Highway 15, Harsud, Madhya Pradesh
India
Coordinates22°32′53″N 76°26′09″E / 22.548°N 76.4359°E / 22.548; 76.4359Coordinates: 22°32′53″N 76°26′09″E / 22.548°N 76.4359°E / 22.548; 76.4359
Elevation267 metres (876 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byBhopal railway division
Platforms2
Tracks4
ConnectionsAuto stand
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on-ground station)
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
StatusOld Harsud closed since Indirasagar Dam was made in 2004. Harsud in new location was opened in 2004.
Station codeHRD
Fare zoneWest Central Railway
History
Opened1870
Closed2004
RebuiltAs Harsud railway station(station code HRD) in new location
ElectrifiedOld Harsud was not electrified. Harsud is electrified
Previous namesOld Alignment of Howrah - Prayagraj(old name Allahabad) - Mumbai Main Railway Line.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "HRD/Harsud". India Rail Info.
  2. ^ "Human Rights Ambassador's Efforts Take Effect in India". Salem News. 16 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Letter from National Human Rights Commission re: villagers affected by Indira Sagar & Omkareshwar P". Salem News. 23 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Only 5696 families moved out of Harsud". Outlook. 30 June 2004.
  5. ^ "Indira Sagar Dam" (PDF). Friends of River Narmada. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  6. ^ Subramanya Sastry; Manoj Saranathan. "Harsud and Naya Harsud (July 2004)". Friends of River Narmada.

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