Bilaspur Junction railway station

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Bilaspur Junction
Regional rail, Light rail & Goods railway
Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh.jpg
Old station building of Bilaspur Junction built in 1890.
LocationAhead budhwari bazar, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
 India
Coordinates22°03′26″N 82°10′04″E / 22.0572°N 82.1678°E / 22.0572; 82.1678Coordinates: 22°03′26″N 82°10′04″E / 22.0572°N 82.1678°E / 22.0572; 82.1678
Elevation292.300 metres (958.99 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouth East Central Railways
Line(s)Howrah–Nagpur–Mumbai line
Bilaspur–Katni line
Platforms9 (6 main line)
(3 Terminus )
Tracks18
ConnectionsWifi enabled IR station,Zonal Headquarter
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingYes
Disabled accessDisabled access Available
Other information
StatusOperating
Station codeBSP
Zone(s) South East Central Railway zone
Division(s) Bilaspur railway division
History
Opened1889; 132 years ago (1889)
Electrified1969–70
Previous namesBengal Nagpur Railway
Passengers
450000 (approx)
Location
Bilaspur Junction is located in Chhattisgarh
Bilaspur Junction
Bilaspur Junction
Location within Chhattisgarh
Bilaspur Junction is located in India
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Bilaspur Junction
Bilaspur Junction (India)

Bilaspur Junction railway station (station code BSP), located in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, served Bilaspur in Bilaspur district.

History[edit]

The railway station came up in 1889 with the opening of Rajnandgaon to Bilaspur extension of erstwhile Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway taken over by Bengal Nagpur Railway and construction of the Nagpur–Asansol main line of Bengal Nagpur Railway, which opened in 1891. The station building was constructed in 1890. It became a station on the crosscountry Howrah–Nagpur–Mumbai line in 1900.[1]

Electrification[edit]

The Rourkela–Bilaspur section was electrified in 1969–70 while Bilaspur–Nagpur in 1976–77 and Bilaspur–Katni in 1981.[2]

Zonal HQ[edit]

Bilaspur was headquarters of South East Central Railway [3]

Busy station[edit]

Bilaspur was amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[4] as about 340 passenger trains and goods trains passed every day.

Important trains[edit]

For other train details pleased visit Indian Railway web site indianrail.gov.in

Achievements[edit]

Bilaspur Junction railway station had many achievements:

  • Bilaspur Junction was third-cleanest railway station and cleanest zonal headquarter railway station of India. (Survey 2015–16)
  • Here was fourth-longest railway platform in Bilaspur Junction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  2. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
  3. ^ "South East Central Railway". South East Central Railway. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 2012-11-21.

External links[edit]

Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) travel guide from Wikivoyage

Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
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South East Central Railway zone
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South East Central Railway zone
Katni–Bilaspur branch line
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