Bhubaneswar railway station

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Bhubaneswar
Indian Railways station
BBSrailwaystation.jpg
Bhubaneswar railway station
LocationMaster Canteen, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
India
Coordinates20°15′56″N 85°50′35″E / 20.2656°N 85.8431°E / 20.2656; 85.8431Coordinates: 20°15′56″N 85°50′35″E / 20.2656°N 85.8431°E / 20.2656; 85.8431
Elevation33.22 metres (109.0 ft)
Operated byIndian Railways
Line(s)Howrah–Chennai main line, Kharagpur–Puri line
Platforms7
Tracks8 broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on-ground station)
ParkingAvailable
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeBBS
Zone(s) East Coast Railway
Division(s) Khurda Road
History
Opened1896; 125 years ago (1896)[citation needed]
ElectrifiedYes, Since 2001
Passengers
Daily150,000+
Location
Bhubaneswar is located in Odisha
Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar
Location in Odisha
Bhubaneswar is located in India
Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar
Location in India

Bhubaneswar Railway Station (BBS) served Bhubaneswar, the capital of the Indian state of Odisha and it was the headquarters of the East Coast Railway zone of the Indian Railways.

History[edit]

During the period 1893 to 1896, 800 miles of East Coast State Railway was built and opened to traffic. It necessitated construction of some of the largest bridges across rivers like Brahmani, Kathajodi, Kuakhai and Birupa.[1]

Second entrance to Bhubaneswar railway station towards platform no.6
Bhubaneswar railway station Unreserved ticket counter

New Bhubaneswar[edit]

As Bhubaneswar railway station was getting saturated, a satellite passenger terminal was under construction at New Bhubaneswar (between Mancheswar and Barang). While Bhubaneswar railway station was located on the southern side of the city, New Bhubaneswar railway station would be located on the northern side.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://ser.indianrailways.gov.in/uploads/files/1427346652869-BNR%20history.pdf
  2. ^ "'New Bhubaneswar' in the offing". The Hindu. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2012.

External links[edit]

Bhubaneswar travel guide from Wikivoyage

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