Nagpur Junction railway station

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Nagpur Junction (station code: NGP) is a railway station in Nagpur, in the Indian state of Maharashtra.It situated at the junction of Mumbai-Kolkata and New Delhi–Chennai main lines.

Nagpur Junction
Express train and Passenger train station
Nagpur Railway Station Stitch.jpg
Nagpur Junction
LocationSitabuldi, Nagpur 440001, Maharashtra
India
Coordinates21°09′12″N 79°05′20″E / 21.1534°N 79.0889°E / 21.1534; 79.0889Coordinates: 21°09′12″N 79°05′20″E / 21.1534°N 79.0889°E / 21.1534; 79.0889
Elevation308.660 metres (1,012.66 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byGovernment of India
Line(s)Nagpur–Bhusawal section
Delhi-Nagpur-Chennai line
Nagpur-Hyderabad line
Nagpur-Nagbhir line NG
Nagpur-Chhindwara line
Nagpur-Bilaspur Section
Kolkata-Nagpur-Mumbai line
Nagpur-Bhopal Section
Platforms8
Tracks13
Construction
Structure typeAt ground
ParkingAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctional
Station codeNGP
Zone(s) Central Railway
Division(s) Nagpur CR
History
Opened1867; 153 years ago (1867)
Electrified1988–89 (Ballarshah-Wardha-Nagpur)
1990–91 (Nagpur-Amla)
1991–92 (Tharsa-Nagpur)[1]
Passengers
160,000 daily (Approx.)[2]

HistoryEdit

 
View of Nagpur Station, Great Indian Peninsula Railway, opened January 1925

Nagpur railway station is one of the oldest and busiest stations in Maharashtra, India. In 1867, Mumbai rail first connected to Nagpur. In 1881, Nagpur was connected to Kolkata via the Nagpur State Railway of Chhattisgarh.[3][4] It was officially inaugurated on 15 January 1925 by then Governor Sir Frank Sly.[4] Prior to 1924, the Nagpur Railway Junction Station was located east of its current location. Nagpur Junction Railway Station became a major tourist destination.[5]

ServicesEdit

Nagpur railway station receives two hundred and twenty-eight trains, with approximately 160,000 passengers embarking and disembarking daily.[2]

Direct trains run from Nagpur railway station to all major cities, including: Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Kolkata.

DevelopmentEdit

In 2008, Nagpur railway station was among 22 stations in India that were recommended to be upgraded to meet international standards. Priority areas were identified: security, safety and cleanliness. Work was to be undertaken via Public-Private Partnerships and the Central Railway.[6] but it will be clean very soon and compete with other station.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Electrification History". Retrieved 31 March 2004.
  2. ^ a b Nash, David (29 September 2015). "Here's what the free Wi-Fi commitment to Indian Railways probably costs Google". Firstpost. Reuters. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Division at a Glance: (as on 01.03.2019)". Central Railway. 3 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b "90 years of Nagpur station Building".
  5. ^ "Travel to Nagpur". mapsofindia.com. Archived from the original on 9 February 2011.
  6. ^ "Nagpur to get model railway station". The Times of India.

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