Pune Junction railway station

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Pune Railway Station (Station Code: Pune) is the main railway junction of the city of Pune. It is a railway junction on the Mumbai Chennai Link and the Pune Miraj Londa Link. It has two access from HH Aga Khan Road on the South & Raja Bahadur Mills Road from the North controlled & regulated by The Pune Police & Central Reserve Police Force

Pune Railway Station
Pune railway station - Entrance.jpg
Pune Railway Station
LocationHH Prince Aga Khan Road, Agarkar Nagar
Coordinates18°31′44″N 73°52′27″E / 18.5289°N 73.8743°E / 18.5289; 73.8743
Elevation560 metres (1,840 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Line(s)Mumbai–Chennai line
Pune–Miraj–Londa line
Platforms6
Tracks8
Construction
Structure typeat-grade
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
Station codePUNE
Division(s) Pune
Fare zoneCentral Railway zone
History
Opened1858; 163 years ago (1858)
RebuiltJuly 27, 1925; 95 years ago (1925-07-27)
ElectrifiedYes
Passengers
150,000
Services
Indian Railways
Preceding station   Pune Suburban Railway   Following station
toward Lonavala
Lonavala LineTerminus
Location
Pune Railway Station is located in India
Pune Railway Station
Pune Railway Station
Location within India
Pune Railway Station is located in Maharashtra
Pune Railway Station
Pune Railway Station
Pune Railway Station (Maharashtra)

HistoryEdit

The first passenger train in India from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai to Thane ran on 16 April 1853 on the track laid by the Great Indian Peninsula Railway. The GIPR line was extended to Kalyan in 1854 and then on the south-east side to Khopoli via Palasdari railway station at the foot of the Western Ghats in 1856. While construction work was in progress across the Bhor Ghat, GIPR opened to public the KhandalaPune track in 1858. The Pune railway station opened in 1858. The Bhor Ghat incline connecting Palasdari to Khandala was completed in 1862, thereby connecting Mumbai and Pune.[1] The present Pune railway station building was built in 1925.

The Pune–Raichur sector of the Mumbai–Chennai line was opened in stages: the portion from Pune to Barshi Road was opened in 1859, from Barshi Road to Mohol in 1860 and from Mohol to Solapur also in 1860. Work on the line from Solapur southwards was begun in 1865 and the line was extended to Raichur in 1871.[2]

The Southern Mahratta Railway (SMR) completed the metre-gauge Vasco–Guntakal railway line along with the branch from Londa to Pune via Miraj in 1890. The Pune–Londa main section was converted from metre-gauge to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge in 1971.[3]

ElectrificationEdit

Railway electrification in India began with the first electric train, between Bombay Victoria Terminus and Kurla by the GIPR on 3 February 1925, on 1.5 kV DC. The Kalyan–Pune section was electrified with 1.5 kV DC overhead system in 1930.[4]

The previously used 1.5 kV DC was converted to 25 kV AC on 5 May 2013 from Kalyan to Khopoli and Kalyan to Kasara.[5] Conversion from 1.5 kV DC to 25 kV AC on the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Thane-Kalyan section was completed on 12 January 2014.[6] The CSMT to LTT section was converted from 1.5 kV DC to 25 kV AC on 8 June 2015.[7][8] The Kasara–Pune section was also converted from 1.5 kV DC to 25 kV AC in 2010.[9]

The Pune–Daund–Bhigwan section was electrified in 2017.[10]

The Pune–Miraj section is being electrified as of 2020.[11]

InfrastructureEdit

This station has three footbridges with a skywalk. Elevator service is available on footbridge. Plans are being made to upgrade this station to a world-class standard.[12]

Maldhakka Goods YardEdit

Maldhakka is the freight depot of the Pune Railway Station and consists of 2 railway sheds. All freight trains are loaded and unloaded at this depot. The entrance to the goods yard is situated at Maldhakka Chowk.[13][14]

PowerEdit

The station is powered by a solar power plant and emergency diesel generators. The 160 kWp solar power plant generates around 2.4 lakh units (kWh) annually. Funded by Persistent CSR, Sunshot built the plant in June 2016. This project was replicated for the Hyderabad Deccan railway station.[15]

Diesel Loco ShedEdit

There is a diesel locomotive shed located near the Ghorpuri railway station, 2 km away from Pune station. It is one of three diesel sheds that belong to Central railway and the largest of the three.

ServicesEdit

Pune railway station serves as a stop for southbound trains from Mumbai, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. It also serves as a stop for northbound trains from Goa and Karnataka. The station is a major hub for freight transportation.

Suburban railwayEdit

The Pune Suburban Railway operates on single route, Pune Junction to Lonavala and its part, Shivajinagar to Talegaon. There are 15 trains that operate on the PuneLonavala route and 3 trains that operate on the ShivajinagarTalegaon route.

There are eight DEMU trains that operate between the Pune Junction and Daund station. This section is electrified and is planned to be included in suburban rail.

FutureEdit

There are plans to increase service in the MumbaiPune section,[16] lay additional track between Pune and Lonavla, increase the budget for track surveys,[17][18][19] and construct separate terminals for suburban trains.[20] There are also proposals to construct a new EMU terminal. It would be situated to the west of the existing station and have three lines and three platforms.[21]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IR History: Early Days – I : Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1832–1865)". IRFCA. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  2. ^ Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1870–1899). "IR History: Early Days – II". IRFCA. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  3. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolhapur/Central-Railways-sanctions-Rs-125-cr-for-Pune-Satara-line/articleshow/52100935.cms
  4. ^ "Electric Traction I". History of Electrification. IRFCA. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  5. ^ "From May 5, faster Central Railway with AC power" - Times Of India. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (30 April 2013). Retrieved on 2013-07-16.
  6. ^ "Soon, faster trains on Kalyan-LTT route" - The Times of India. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (13 January 2014). Retrieved on 2014-06-11.
  7. ^ "Central Railway plans DC/AC switch in May" - The Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (25 March 2014). Retrieved on 2014-06-11.
  8. ^ "DC to AC conversion on Mumbai's Central Railways rail route completed". The Economic Times. Mumbai: PTI. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  9. ^ https://cr.indianrailways.gov.in/view_detail.jsp?lang=0&id=0,4,268&dcd=5162&did=1573563308847675C3AE9FD42F917B1EF70A87257A0FA
  10. ^ "Pune-Daund local brings respite for daily commuters". Pune Mirror.
  11. ^ https://www.thebridgechronicle.com/pune/%E2%80%98track-electrification-dec-2020%E2%80%99-43261
  12. ^ "World-class Pune station via public-private route". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 19 December 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  13. ^ "24 pc of unorganised sector workers malnourished: survey". The Times of India. Pune. 10 April 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  14. ^ "Comprehensive Mobility Plan for Pune City" (PDF). Pune Municipal Corporation. Pune. November 2008. p. 56. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  15. ^ www.ETEnergyworld.com. "NCPA installs Mumbai's largest private solar project - ET EnergyWorld". ETEnergyworld.com. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Chamber seeks hourly Pune-Mumbai trains". Indianexpress.com. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  17. ^ Survey may lead to better frequency of local trains
  18. ^ "Rail Budget Plans for Maharashtra". Sakaaltimes.com. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  19. ^ "Nashik-Pune railway project may be on track finally". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 1 March 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  20. ^ DNA Correspondent (1 August 2011). "Separate terminal on cards for suburban trains at Pune station". Dnaindia.com. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  21. ^ "Pune railway division proposes new EMU terminal". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 30 October 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2014.

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