Srinagar railway station

Srinagar railway station or Nowgam railway station is a railway station of the city of Srinagar in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Srinagar railway station
سری نگر ریلوے سٹیشن
श्रीनगर रेलवे स्टेशन
Indian Railways station
Train in Kashmir 2014-08-10 23-41.jpg
LocationSrinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
India
Coordinates34°01′25″N 74°50′50″E / 34.02355489244968°N 74.84712886729015°E / 34.02355489244968; 74.84712886729015Coordinates: 34°01′25″N 74°50′50″E / 34.02355489244968°N 74.84712886729015°E / 34.02355489244968; 74.84712886729015
Elevation1,591 m
Owned byIndian Railways
Line(s)Jammu–Baramulla line
Platforms3
Tracks4
Construction
ParkingYes
Other information
StatusActive
Station codeSINA
Zone(s) Northern Railway
History
Opened2008
ElectrifiedNot yet
Jammu–Baramulla line
km
338
Baramulla
330
Sopore
323
Hamre
315
Pattan
307
Mazhom
292
Budgam
Srinagar–Kargil–Leh line
(planned)
281
Srinagar
275
Pampore
Jhelum Bridge
269
Kakapora
259
Awantipora
252
Panzgom
245
Bijbehara
to Pahalgam (planned)
238
Anantnag
231
Sadura
226
Qazigund
218
Hillar Shahabad
Pir Panjal
Railway Tunnel
(
11.2 km
7 mi
)
208
Banihal
Arpinchala
Sumber
Sangaldan Tunnel (
7 km
4 mi
)
Sangaldan
Basindadhar
Dugha
Salal
Reasi
78
Shri Mata Vaishno
Devi Katra
62
Chak Rakhwal
53
Udhampur
44
Ramnagar
Tawi Bridge
22
Manwal
14
Sangar
10
Bajalta
0
Jammu Tawi
km

The station is part of the Jammu–Baramulla line, which once completed, will connect the city to the rail network of India. Currently, services are to Baramulla and Banihal. The railway line once fully completed is expected to increase tourism and travel to the Kashmir Valley. The work of last leg Chenab Bridge is in final stages and is expected to be completed by 2021.

The station is also planned to be part of a second railway line, the Srinagar–Kargil–Leh line..

HistoryEdit

The station has been built as part of the Jammu–Baramulla line megaproject, intending to link the Kashmir Valley with Jammu Tawi and the rest of the Indian railway network.

LocationEdit

The station, in Nowgam, is 8 km from the city centre. The main hub of stations in Kashmir Is Budgam stations and where all trains are being repaired or any other services.

DesignEdit

The station features Kashmiri wood architecture, with an intended ambiance of a royal court which is designed to complement the local surroundings to the station. Station signage is predominantly in Urdu, English and Hindi. The IRCTC intends to build a hotel in close proximity to the site.

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A Passenger Train at Srinagar Railway Station