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Mathura Junction railway station

Mathura Junction Railway Station is the Important and Big Station on Agra-Delhi chord of Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Chennai lines. It is located in Mathura district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It serves Mathura and Vrindavan.[1]

Mathura Junction
Indian Railway Junction Station
Mathura Junction 1.JPG
LocationMathura, Uttar Pradesh,
India
Coordinates27°28′41″N 77°40′20″E / 27.4781°N 77.6722°E / 27.4781; 77.6722
Elevation177.546 metres (582.50 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorth Central Railway
Line(s)Agra-Delhi chord
Delhi-Chennai line
Mathura-Bharatpur-Vadodara line
Mathura-Kasganj line
Mathura-Achhanera line
Mathura - Alwar line
Mathura- Vrindavan link
Platforms9
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Disabled accessOverbridge crossing
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeMTJ
Division(s) Agra
History
Opened1904
ElectrifiedYes (1982-85)
Traffic
Passengers80000[citation needed]
Location
Mathura railway station is located in India
Mathura railway station
Mathura railway station
Location in Uttar Pradesh
Mathura railway station is located in Uttar Pradesh
Mathura railway station
Mathura railway station
Mathura railway station (Uttar Pradesh)
Mathura Junction
12403 Allahabad Mathura Express at Mathura Junction
Mathura Junction - Welcome

OverviewEdit

Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna. He spent his childhood in Vrindavan, 11 km away from Mathura. Therefore, both are major pilgrimage centres for Hindus.[2] Mathura Refinery of Indian Oil Corporation which is one of the largest oil refineries of India is located at Mathura.[3]

HistoryEdit

The 29 mi (47 km) long Hath Road-Mathura Cantt line was opened in 1875 by Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway. It was transferred to North Eastern Railway in 1952. The Mathura-Kasganj line was converted from 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) wide metre gauge to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge in 2009.[4][5]

The 7 mi (11 km) long metre gauge Mathura-Vrindavan branch line was opened by Bombay, Baroda and Central Indian Railway in 1889.[4]

StationEdit

 
Mathura Station remodelled in 1955

Mathura Junction has 10 Platforms. There is a junction for south bound and west bound trains. It has connectivity with all major cities of India. There are seven routes / lines from this railway junction station. Platform 9 dedicate for Vrindavan Metre-gauge trains. As per the 2018 report released by Quality Council of India (QCI), station was declared the least clean station among the 75 major stations.[6]

ElectrificationEdit

The Faridabad-Mathura-Agra section was electrified in 1982-85. The Mathura-Bharatpur-Gangapur city line was electrified in 1985-86.[7]

AmenitiesEdit

Mathura Junction railway station has a tourist information centre, telephone booths, computerised reservation centre, waiting room, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshment rooms, and a book stall.[8]

PassengersEdit

Mathura Junction is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway. The junction is important as from here the routes of train coming from Delhi are bifurcated towards Mumbai and South Indian cities of Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai.[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://indiarailinfo.com/arrivals/mathura-junction-mtj/249
  2. ^ "Mathura and Vrindavan – general information". ISKCON. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Mathura Refinery". Indian Oil. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Indian Railways line history, 2 North Eastern Railway" (PDF). Bombay, Baroda and Central Indian Railway. wordpress. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  5. ^ "IR History:Early Days II (1870-1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Jodhpur Is India's Cleanest Railway Station; Mathura And Varanasi Among Dirtiest". /www.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  7. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Mathurapur to Bharatpur Trains". Make my trip. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. Indian Railways. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2013.

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