Bathinda Junction railway station

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Bathinda Junction railway station

ਬਠਿੰਡਾ ਜੰਕਸ਼ਨ
Indian Railways junction station
LocationThe Mall Road, Bathinda, Punjab
India
Coordinates30°12′37″N 74°55′58″E / 30.2102°N 74.9329°E / 30.2102; 74.9329Coordinates: 30°12′37″N 74°55′58″E / 30.2102°N 74.9329°E / 30.2102; 74.9329
Elevation208 metres (682 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorthern Railway
Line(s)Delhi–Fazilka line
Jodhpur–Bathinda line
Bathinda–Rewari line
Bathinda–Rajpura line
Bathinda–Sri Ganganagar line
Platforms7
TracksBroad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Disabled accessDisabled access
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeBTI
Division(s) Ambala
History
Opened1884; 137 years ago (1884)
Location
Bathinda is located in Punjab
Bathinda
Bathinda
Location in Punjab
Bathinda is located in India
Bathinda
Bathinda
Location in India

Bathinda railway station was located in Bathinda in the Indian state of Punjab.

Background[edit]

Bathinda railway station was at an elevation of 206.654 metres (678.00 ft) and was assigned the code – BTI.[1]

Bathinda was classified as an "A category" station in Ambala railway division.[2] Bathinda was well connected by rail to almost all major cities like New Delhi, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Ambala Cantonment, Panipat, Kolkata, Lucknow, Jaipur, Patna, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Jammu, Udhampur, Amritsar, Dibrugarh, Jhansi, Hazur Sahib Nanded, Bhopal, Mumbai, Ludhiana, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra, Jodhpur, Haridwar, Bikaner, Lumding, Rampur, Patiala, Allahabad, Ratlam, Kota. Bathinda railway station was an important junction & terminal located on the Delhi–Ferozpur main line of Northern Railway. In August 2018 Bathinda railway station had became full-fledged electrified railway station. Electric trains were now functioning from Bathinda railway station.

History[edit]

The Rajputana–Malwa Railway extended the 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)-wide metre-gauge Delhi–Rewari line to Bathinda in 1884.[3][4] The Bathinda–Rewari metre-gauge line was converted to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)-wide broad gauge in 1994.[5] Bathinda was the world's oldest and largest commercial metre-gauge railway junction until 2003

The Southern Punjab Railway Co. opened the Delhi–Bathinda-Samasatta line in 1897.[6]

In 1901–1902, the metre-gauge Jodhpur–Bikaner line was extended to Bathinda by Jodhpur–Bikaner Railway.[7][8] It was subsequently converted to broad gauge.[9]

Amenities[edit]

Bathinda railway station had two double-bedded non-AC retiring rooms chargeable @ Rs. 100 for 24 hours.[10] Other amenities at Bathinda railway station included: waiting rooms (separate for upper and second class, and for males and females) with bathing facilities, refreshment rooms, cloak room, book and essential goods stalls, public phone and internet facilities, water coolers, and paid & use toilets.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arrivals at Bathinda Junction". indiarailinfo. Retrieved 10 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Ambala railway division". Category-wise classification of the stations. Northern Railway. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Gazetteer of India, Haryana, Hisar" (PDF). Communications, page 135. Haryana Government. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Rajputana Malwa State Railway". fibis. Retrieved 10 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Overview of Bikaner Division" (PDF). Indian Railways. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "IR History: Early Days II (1870–1899)". Retrieved 10 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Jodhpur–Bikaner Railway". fibis. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "IR History: Part II (1870–1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Railway line along Indian border". Press Information Bureau, Govt. of India, 21 April 2008. Retrieved 10 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Retiring room details (Northern Railway)". Ministry of Railways. Retrieved 11 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Model stations". Ambala railway division. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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