Aurangabad railway station

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Aurangabad railway station

औरंगाबाद रेल्वे स्थानक
Regional rail and Light rail station
Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg
LocationStation Rd, Padampura, Aurangabad 431001, Maharashtra
India
Coordinates19°52′N 75°19′E / 19.86°N 75.31°E / 19.86; 75.31Coordinates: 19°52′N 75°19′E / 19.86°N 75.31°E / 19.86; 75.31
Elevation1,831 feet (558 m)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouth Central Railway
Line(s)Secunderabad–Manmad
Platforms5 (3 in use for passengers.)
Tracks8
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on-ground station)
ParkingCar parking available
Disabled accessYes Disabled access
Other information
Station codeAWB
Zone(s) South Central Railway zone
Division(s) Nanded
Fare zoneSouth Central Railway zone
ElectrifiedNo
Location
Aurangabad railway station is located in Maharashtra
Aurangabad railway station
Aurangabad railway station
Location within Maharashtra

Aurangabad railway station was a railway station located on the SecunderabadManmad section which mainly services Aurangabad City. This railway station came under the Nanded division of the South Central Railway zone and had rail connectivity with major cities such as Hyderabad, Delhi, Nizamabad, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Nanded, and Latur Road.

History[edit]

Aurangabad railway station was opened in 1900. It was made by the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad Mir Osman Ali Khan. His highness Nizam made Godavari Valley Railway Company under the Nizam's Guaranteed State Railway. In 1876 work began during the regime of 6th Nizam Mir Mahbub Ali Khan. The first line between Hyderabad and Bezwada was constructed.[1]

The first broad-gauge line between Secunderabad and Wadi was constructed in 1885. Hyderabad–Manmad line work completed in 1900. Hyderabad–Jaipur metre-gauge line work started and was completed in 1906.[2]

In 1950 Nizam's Guaranteed Railway was nationalized and merged in India railway. In 1992, 94-metre-gauge work of Secunderabad–Manmad line was completed.[1] In 2004, the Nizam railway line was made broad gauge by Indian Railways.

Administration[edit]

Aurangabad railway station fell under Nanded Sub-Division of South Central Railway. It was situated in between Manmad Junction (Central Railway) to Huzur Saheb Nanded station (South Central Railway) line. Aurangabad railway station was the only station in Nanded division that had A1 category status. Aurangabad station was one of the model stations in the country. It had 5 platforms of which 3 were used for passenger services. All four were covered. Aurangabad station had many facilities but it could use expansion because the city was the tourism capital of Maharashtra.

Connectivity[edit]

Aurangabad had rail connectivity with Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai Central, Nizamabad, Latur Road, Nanded, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Visakhapatnam. The Aurangabad Jan Shatabdi Express was the fastest train connecting it with Mumbai.[3][4][5] Some of the important trains from Aurangabad were Sachkhand Express, Devagiri Express, Ajanta Express, Aurangabad Jan Shatabdi

Railway passenger traffic trend
Passenger traffic trend from Aurangabad railway station

Aurangbad had two more stations within the city limits. One was Chikhalthana railway station the other was newly constructed Mukundwadi railway station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "He was way ahead of his time".
  2. ^ "Hyderabad–Godavari Valley Railway and Cotton Industry". Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Aurangabad railways station". indiarailinfo. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Divisions in SCR". Indian Railways-SCR zone portal. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Aurangabad Train Station Time Table". cleartrip.com. Retrieved 9 January 2017.

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