Itarsi Junction railway station

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Itarsi Junction railway station (station code: ET) is a junction railway station in Hoshangabad District in Madhya Pradesh[1][2] from which more than 385 trains pass every day. It is the 8th busiest railway junction in India.[citation needed] It falls under the West Central Railway zone of Indian Railways network. It is located 18 kilometres (11 mi) away from Hoshangabad by train, and by road it is 20 kilometers. Trains from Central Railway undergo engine changes here i.e. electric engines of WAP/WAM/WAG class are changed to diesel engines of WDP/WDM/WDG class and vice versa. These changes happen for trains which pass through Jabalpur-Katni-Satna railway line and sometimes for trains which pass through Bhopal.[3] In 2015 the signal control system was gutted in a fire incident resulting in hundreds of trains being cancelled for over 30 days till normality was restored.[4]

Itarsi Junction
Regional rail, Light rail & Commuter rail
Itarsi junction stone.jpg
Itarsi junction board
LocationFoot Over Bridge, Venkatesh Colony, Itarsi, Hoshangabad district, Madhya Pradesh
 India
Coordinates22°36′29″N 77°46′01″E / 22.608°N 77.767°E / 22.608; 77.767
Elevation329.400 metres (1,080.71 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byWest Central Railways
Line(s)Howrah–Allahabad–Mumbai line
Delhi–Chennai line
Platforms8
Tracks11
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeET
Zone(s) West Central Railway zone
Division(s) Bhopal
ElectrifiedYes
Location
Itarsi Junction railway station is located in Madhya Pradesh
Itarsi Junction railway station
Itarsi Junction railway station
Location within Madhya Pradesh
Itarsi Junction railway station is located in India
Itarsi Junction railway station
Itarsi Junction railway station
Itarsi Junction railway station (India)

Note: Minor stations omitted

km
0
New Delhi
Delhi
 
border
 
Uttar Pradesh
border
141
Mathura
191
Raja ki Mandi
195
Agra Cantonment
248
Dholpur
274
Morena
313
Gwalior
411
Jhansi
564
Bina
610
Ganj Basoda
649
Bidisha
703
Bhopal Junction
709
Bhopal Habibganj
776
Hoshangabad
794
Itarsi
865
Ghoradongri
901
Betul
923
Amla
987
Pandhurna
1,006
Narkher
1,091
Nagpur
1,168
Sewagram
1,201
Hinganghat
1,286
Chandrapur
1,300
Balharshah
1,370
Sirpur Kaghaznagar
1,408
Bellampalli
1,428
Mancherial
1,442
Ramagundam
1,543
Warangal
1,651
Khammam
1,751
Vijayawada
1,782
Tenali
1,825
Bapatla
1,840
Chirala
1,889
Ongole
2,006
Nellore
2,044
Gudur
2,182
Chennai Central
km

km
2,177
Mumbai CST
2,168
Dadar
Kurla
Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
2,124
Kalyan Junction
1,990
Nasik Road
1,917
Manmad Junction
1,733
Bhusaval Junction
to Akola
1,609
Khandwa Junction
to Ujjain
1,426
Itarsi Junction
to Nainpur
1,180
Jabalpur Junction
to Guna
1,090
Katni Junction
to Bilaspur
991
Satna
821
Prayagraj
Yamuna river
Naini
to Varanasi
661
Mughalsarai
458
Gaya Junction
259
Dhanbad Junction
95
Bardhaman
0
Howrah Junction
km

Source: Indian Railway Time Table

Structure and locationEdit

The railway station of Itarsi consists of eight platforms. The platforms are well furnished to meet up with all the passenger needs and demands.[1][3]

ConnectivityEdit

Itarsi Junction Railway station is very well connected with rail routes from all four sides. Thus there are trains for almost all the Indian destinations.

Status of arrival and departure of trains at Itarsi junction can be viewed via live station through National Train Enquiry System.[5]

LinesEdit

The tracks on the junction are such that they provide a vast connection to all four directions. To the north lies the important capital city of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal. To the east lies another important railway junction Jabalpur. To the southwest lies Khandwa and Bhusawal, and to the southeast lies Amla Jn., Betul and Nagpur. The station always holds heavy over-traffic as the trains on the Howrah–Allahabad–Mumbai line and JhansiBhopal Jn.Nagpur routes cross at Itarsi.

Loco shedsEdit

Electric Loco Shed, Itarsi holding WAP 4, WAP 7 & WAG 9 class locomotives. Its sanctioned capacity of holds 175 locomotives. Its former rolling stock were like WAM 4 (all withdrawn or scrapped) & WAG 5 (all transferred to NKJ shed).

It is currently holding 75 WAP 4, 25 WAP 7 & 55 WAG 9.

Diesel Loco Shed, Itarsi also holding Alco & EMD model diesel locomotives, too.

2015 Fire incidentEdit

On 17 June 2015, there was a fire incident on Itarsi junction involving signal control system resulting in extensive damage to route relay interlocking system (RRI). This resulted in trains being stranded at the station other trains heading towards station being cancelled or diverted. Initially the extent of damage was considered small, but subsequent inspection post fire control found RRI in ashes, beyond repair. A deadline was set to commission new RRI in 35 days.[6] 78 trains were cancelled and 23 diverted by second day alone.[7] Thirty four days disruption resulted in cancellation of 2,044 trains, diversion of 249 trains and short termination of 17 trains. The new RRI installation was completed on 21 July at a cost of Rs. 19.64 cr. Complete normalcy was restored by 26 July 2015.[4][8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Itarsi Junction railway station". Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  2. ^ "ITARSI JN (ET) Railway Station". NDTV. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Overview of Itarsi Railway Station – ET". Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b "ITARSI RRI fire – Not an Ordinary Disruption" (PDF). Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Indian Railways National Train Enquiry System". Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  6. ^ "The Railways' reconstruction of the gutted signalling system of Itarsi station". The Hindu Business Line. 28 September 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Itarsi Station Fire: 78 Trains Cancelled, 23 Diverted". NDTV. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  8. ^ "New signalling control room at Itarsi becomes operational". The Economic Times. 21 July 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2019.

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