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Raipur Junction is the main railway station serving the city of Raipur.It is only few of the railway stations in India which has been given the grade 'A-1' by the Indian Railways and is one of the highest revenue earning railway stations in India. This station is one of the prominent stations on the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line. It is also the originating point of the Raipur-Vizianagarm branch line route.

Raipur Junction
Express train and Passenger train station
LocationStation Road, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
India
Coordinates21°15′23″N 81°37′47″E / 21.2564°N 81.6298°E / 21.2564; 81.6298Coordinates: 21°15′23″N 81°37′47″E / 21.2564°N 81.6298°E / 21.2564; 81.6298
Elevation314.350 metres (1,031.33 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Line(s)Bilaspur-Nagpur section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line and [[Jharsuguda-Vizianagaram line|Raipur-Mahasamund- Vizianagaram line]]
Platforms7
TracksBroad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeR
Zone(s) South East Central Railway
Division(s) Raipur railway division
History
Opened1888
Electrified1935-45
Previous namesBengal Nagpur Railway and South Eastern Railway
Traffic
Passengers3,50,000
Location
Raipur Junction railway station is located in Chhattisgarh
Raipur Junction railway station
Raipur Junction railway station
Location in Chhattisgarh

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HistoryEdit

The Bengal Nagpur Railway was formed in 1887 for the purpose of upgrading the Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway and then extending it via Bilaspur to Asansol.[1] The Bengal Nagpur Railway main line from Nagpur to Asansol, on the Howrah-Delhi main line, was opened for goods traffic on 1 February 1891.[2]

The 79 km (49 mi) Vizianagaram-Parvatipuram line was opened in 1908-09 and an extension to Salur was built in 1913. The Parvatipuram-Raipur line was completed in 1931.[2]

ElectrificationEdit

The Bilaspur-Bhilai section was electrified in 1935-45.[3]h

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Number 1 Down Mail". Railways of the Raj. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  3. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 November 2012.

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