Batala Junction railway station

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Batala
Indian Railways junction station
Batala railway station Entry.jpg
LocationDera Baba Nanak Road, Batala, Punjab
India
Coordinates31°49′18″N 75°11′40″E / 31.8216°N 75.1944°E / 31.8216; 75.1944Coordinates: 31°49′18″N 75°11′40″E / 31.8216°N 75.1944°E / 31.8216; 75.1944
Elevation250 metres (820 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorthern Railway
Line(s)Amritsar–Pathankot line
Batala–Qadian line
Platforms2
TracksBroad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeBAT
Division(s) Ferozpore
History
Opened1884
Location
Batala railway station is located in Punjab
Batala railway station
Batala railway station
Location in Punjab

Batala railway station was located in Gurdaspur district in the Indian state of Punjab and served the industrial town of Batala .

The railway station[edit]

Batala railway station board.jpg

Batala railway station was at an elevation of 247.19 metres (811.0 ft) and was assigned the code – BAT.[1]

History[edit]

The 107 km (66 mi) long 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)-wide broad gauge Amritsar–Pathankot line was opened in 1884.[2] It originally belonged to the local government and was transferred to North Western Railway in 1892.[3]

Developments[edit]

The 39.68 km (25 mi) Qadian–Beas link was approved in 2011. It would provided direct and shorter access from Batala to Ambala–Attari line.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arrivals at Batala Junction". indiarailinfo. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Chapter VII". Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Digital South Asia Library". Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 20, p. 325. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Qadian–Beas rail project gets Centre nod". The Indian Express, 14 December 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2014.

External links[edit]

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