Mahesana Junction railway station

Mahesana Junction railway station (also spelt Mehsana unofficially) is located in Mehsana district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It serves the city of Mehsana.

Mahesana Junction
Indian Railway Station
Mahesana Mehsana New Railway Station MSH.jpg
New railway station of Mehsana
LocationMehsana, Mehsana District, Gujarat
India
Coordinates23°36′12″N 72°23′18″E / 23.603306°N 72.388366°E / 23.603306; 72.388366Coordinates: 23°36′12″N 72°23′18″E / 23.603306°N 72.388366°E / 23.603306; 72.388366
Elevation95 metres (312 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byWestern Railway
Line(s)Jaipur–Ahmedabad line
Viramgam–Mahesana section
Mahesana–Taranga Hill line (under gauge conversion and extension)
Mahesana–Patan-Bhildi line
Platforms6
Tracks8
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
StatusFunctioning (WiFi enabled)
Station codeMSH
Division(s) Ahmedabad
History
Opened1881
Location
Mahesana Junction railway station is located in India
Mahesana Junction railway station
Mahesana Junction railway station
Location within India
Mahesana Junction railway station is located in Gujarat
Mahesana Junction railway station
Mahesana Junction railway station
Mahesana Junction railway station (Gujarat)

About StationEdit

Mahesana Junction railway station is at an elevation of 95 metres (312 ft) and is assigned the code — MSH.[1] It has 6 platforms and 2 siding tracks. It is connected to rail by four lines that are Ahmedabad - Jaipur line, Mahesana - Taranga Hill line, Mahesana - Patan line, Mahesana - Viramgam line.

HistoryEdit

Rajputana State Railway extended the metre gauge Delhi–Ajmer line to Ahmedabad in 1881.[2] The Khodiyar–Mahesana sector was converted to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge in 1995 and the Mahesana–Palanpur section was converted in 1997, which along with the conversion of the Ajmer–Palanpur section, completed the conversion of the entire Jaipur–Ahmedabad line.[3] Viramgam-Mahesana section was re-opened in 2005, after gauge conversion to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge.[4] Mahesana–Taranga Hill line is under gauge conversion to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge.[5] A new railway station on the west side of tracks was built in 2019.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Arrivals at MSH/Mehsana Junction". indiarailinfo. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  2. ^ "IR History: Early Days II (1870-1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  3. ^ "IR History: Part VI (1995-1999)". IRFCA. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  4. ^ "IR History: Part VII (2000-present)". IRFCA. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Gujarat polls: In Narendra Modi's Vadnagar, a trackless station and lack of jobs". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 25 April 2018.

External linksEdit

Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
Western Railway zone
Western Railway zoneTerminus
TerminusWestern Railway zone
Mahesana-Patan line
TerminusWestern Railway zone
Mahesana-Taranga Hill line (MG)