Hisar Junction railway station

Hisar Junction railway station (railway code: HSR) is an A-category railway station,[1] under the Bikaner railway division of North Western Railway zone of Indian Railways, located at Hisar city in Hisar district of Haryana state of India. The station consists of 6 platforms, with 6 broad-gauge mostly electrified tracks of Bathinda–Rewari line and Jakhal–Hisar–Sadalpur line, going in 4 directions at an average speed of 120 km/h. Hisar is one of the 400 stations to be redeveloped with international and private partners for modernization on international standards and optimizing the commercial opportunities.

Hisar Junction
Express train and Passenger train station
General information
LocationRailway Road, Hisar, Haryana
India
Coordinates29°09′07″N 75°43′28″E / 29.1519°N 75.7244°E / 29.1519; 75.7244
Elevation212 metres (696 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Line(s)Bathinda–Rewari line
Ludhiana–Bikaner line
Platforms6
Tracks8
Construction
Structure typeAt-ground
Platform levels1 (ground level)
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Architectural stylesimple
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeHSR
Zone(s) North Western Railway zone
Division(s) Bikaner
Fare zoneNorth Western Railway zone
ClassificationPassenger and freight
History
Opened1873
ElectrifiedYes
Location
Hisar Junction is located in Haryana
Hisar Junction
Hisar Junction
Location within Haryana
Hisar Junction is located in India
Hisar Junction
Hisar Junction
Hisar Junction (India)

Location

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The railway station is about 2 km (1.2 mi) from the bus station along the National Highway 9, 6 km (3.7 mi) from the Hisar Airport, 2 km (1.2 mi) from the town centre and main market area, 2 km (1.2 mi) from the Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, 7 km (4.3 mi) from the Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 4 km (2.5 mi)from the Blue Bird Lake, 1 km (0.62 mi) from Mahabir Stadium, 180 km (110 mi) from the New Delhi railway station, 167 km (104 mi) from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, and 235 km (146 mi) from the Chandigarh International Airport. Under the NCR Proposed Transport Plan, a high-speed rail Delhi–Hisar Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) link is also planned.

History

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As of June 14, 2024, there are four broad-gauge railway lines at the station: Bathinda–Rewari line with Hisar–Bhatina section in the north and Rewari–Hisar section in the south east directions, Jakhal–Hisar line in the north-east and Hisar–Sadalpur line in the south-west direction.[2] The Hisar station itself has 6 platforms and 8 tracks to accommodate trains on these four lines. The railway station is a part of Western Dedicated Rail Freight Corridor, to be developed as an export-oriented industrial unit.[3]

In 1873 during the British Raj, the Rajputana–Malwa Railway extended the 1,000 mm (3 ft 3+38 in)-wide metre-gauge Delhi–Rewari line to Hisar,[2] and then to Bhatinda in 1883–84, connecting it all the way to Karachi via Delhi–Karachi line.[4] The metre-gauge Hisar–Sadulpur link was converted to broad gauge in 2009.[5] In 2013, track doubling and electrification of Hisar–Rewari track via Hansi and Bhiwani commenced, which was completed in 2016. In 2017, the Hisar–Bhatinda via Sirsa electrification was under progress.

In 1911–13, the broad-gauge Hisar–Sadalpur line connecting Hisar with Jodhpur–Bathinda line at Sadulpur (Rajgarh) in Rajasthan was built. In 1913, Ludhiana–Jakhal line via Sangrur, built in 1901 (possibly by the Southern Punjab Railway Company)[6] was extended to Hisar, thus forming the Ludhiana–Jakhal–Hisar–Sadalpur link which connected with Jodhpur–Bikaner–Sadalpur–Bathinda line at Sadalpur (Rajgarh) and Delhi–Fazilka line at Jakhal.[2] Earlier in 1983, an agreement for the construction, working and maintenance of the railway line was signed between the British Raj and the native princely states of Jind State, Malerkotla State and Patiala State to construct the broad-gauge Ludhiana–Dhuri–Jakhal line which was situated partly in British territory and partly in the territory lying in these native states.[7] In 2017, Hisar–Ludhiana via Barwala and Jakhal electrification by the Rail Vikas Nigam Limited is already under progress. In 2017, Hisar–Sadalpur and to Bikaner proposal for the track electrification was also approved. After conversion to electric, the trains would move at an average speed of 120 km/h, instead of earlier 70 km/h speed of diesel engines.

In fy 2013–14, a small museum was also set up in the waiting room and Rohtak–Hansi line was approved to complete the direct link from Delhi to Hisar, without the need to undergo the current Hansi–Bhiwani–Hisar detour, the line is under construction with a likely completion date by 2020.

In fy 2014–15, survey work for the new Uklana-Narwana line (29 km) and Hansi–Jind line (45 km) was also announced.[8] In fy 2017–18, the railway minister announced the annual union railway budget allocation to Haryana of INR 1,247 crore (US$200 million), to undertake the new 45 km long Hansi–Jind line at the cost of INR 900 crore (US$140 million) on a 50:50 equity share with the state, INR 25 lakh (US$40,000) for the surveys for new 55 km Jyotisar-Yamunanagar line (via Kurukshetra, Ladwa and Radaur) and for new 65 km Kaithal–Patiala line, installation of two escalators for the busiest platforms, notification of Hisar as one among the 400 stations to be redeveloped with international and private partners for modernization on international standards and optimizing the commercial opportunities, and electrification of the following six existing routes at the cost allocation of INR 511.52 crore (US$85 million) in fy 2017–18: Narwana–Kurukshetra line, Panipat–Jind line, Panipat–Rohtak line, Garhi Harsaru–Farukhnagar line (12 km within Gurgram), Rewari–Rohtak line and Rewri–Sadulpur-Hanumangarh line. In contrast, the average annual union rail budget allocation to Haryana for new works was INR 315 crore (US$47 million) and INR 635 crore (US$95 million) between 2009–10 to 2013–14 and between 2014–15 and 2016–17 respectively.[9]

In fy2018–19 budget on 9 March 2018, Captain Abhimanyu, Finance Minister of Haryana, announced that the government is in talks with Indian railway to introduce 200 km/h speed rail from Hisar to Delhi once the under-construction Rohtak–Hansi rail link is completed.[10]

In 2023, Rohtak–Hansi line was completed and regular scheduled goods train operation had started in December 2023.[11]

See also

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References

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  1. ^ Food stalls will be re-auctioned, original text, Rajasthan Patrika, 15 Mar 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Haryana Gazetteers Organization (1987). "Gazetteer of India: Haryana, Hisar, pp.127–128" (PDF). Chandigarh: Controller of Printing and Stationery. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 May 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  3. ^ "DMIC-Haryana". DelhiMumbaiIndustrialCorridor.com. Archived from the original on 6 September 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Gazetteer of India, Haryana, Hisar" (PDF). Haryana Government. Communications, page 135. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Overview of Bikaner Division" (PDF). Indian Railways. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Chapter VII – Communications". Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  7. ^ Sharma, Suresh K (February 2006). Haryana: Past and Present. New Delhi: Mittal Publications. p. 220. ISBN 81-8324-046-1. Retrieved 26 February 2014 – via Google Books.
  8. ^ Hisar MP meets railway minister, seeks more train for his constituency, Times of India, 4 February 2016.
  9. ^ Haryana bagged big bonanza of rail projects worth 1247 crors, Face2News, 5 February 2017.
  10. ^ Faster connectivity from Hisar to Delhi, Outlook, 9 Mar 2018.
  11. ^ Hisar News: हांसी-महम-रोहतक रेलवे लाइन पर अब नियमित दौड़ेंगी मालगाड़ियां, Amar Ujala, 26 December 2023.
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