Mazhom railway station

Mazhom railway station, also known as Mazhama railway station, lies on Northern Railway Network Zone of Indian Railways. It is situated 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of Srinagar on Gulmarg Road. It is the major railway stations in Budgam district. The station connects Magam town (2 km away from station) with rest of the parts of state. The station comes under Firozpur division of Indian railways and has an average elevation of 1,581 meters (5,187 ft) above mean sea level.[1]

Mazhom
Indian Railways station
LocationBudgam, Jammu and Kashmir
Coordinates34°06′38″N 74°37′09″E / 34.11068°N 74.61916°E / 34.11068; 74.61916Coordinates: 34°06′38″N 74°37′09″E / 34.11068°N 74.61916°E / 34.11068; 74.61916
Owned byMinistry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s)Northern railway
Platforms2
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeStandard on-ground station
ParkingYes
Other information
Station codeMZMA
Fare zoneNorthern railway
ElectrifiedNo

DesignEdit

The station features Kashmiri wood architecture, with an intended ambience of a royal court which is designed to complement the local surroundings to the station. Station signage is predominantly in Urdu, English and Hindi.[citation needed]

HistoryEdit

The station has been built as part of the Jammu–Baramulla line mega project, intending to link the Kashmir Valley with Jammu Tawi and the rest of the Indian rail network.[citation needed]

ControversyEdit

The railway station was named by Northern Railways as Rajwansheer railway station which led to the large scale controversy by the local population. The controversy was resolved in December 2009 by the intervention of Omar Abdullah and the station was renamed as Mazhom railway station.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Arrivals at MZMA/Mazhom". India Rail Info. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  2. ^ "controversy resolved". GreaterKashmir.com. Archived from the original on 2 February 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015.