Durg Junction railway station

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Durg Junction
Express train and Passenger train station
LocationDurg, Chhattisgarh
India
Coordinates21°11′59″N 81°17′30″E / 21.1998°N 81.2917°E / 21.1998; 81.2917Coordinates: 21°11′59″N 81°17′30″E / 21.1998°N 81.2917°E / 21.1998; 81.2917
Elevation290 m (951 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouth East Central Railway Zone (India)
Line(s)Bilaspur–Nagpur section of Howrah–Nagpur–Mumbai line,
Durg–Dallirajhara line(junction point)
Platforms6 (5 + 1Terminal)
Tracks8Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeDURG
Zone(s) South East Central Railway
Division(s) Raipur
History
Opened1891; 130 years ago (1891)
Electrified1970–71
Previous namesBengal Nagpur Railway
Location
Durg Junction is located in Chhattisgarh
Durg Junction
Durg Junction
Location in Chhattisgarh
Durg Junction is located in India
Durg Junction
Durg Junction
Location in India

Durg Railway Station, was a junction station located in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It served Durg, Bhilai city and the adjoining areas of Durg district. Durg Junction was the part of South East Central Railway. It was one of the largest railway junctions of Chhattisgarh in terms of network. It was also one of the most prominent and important station in Howrah–Nagpur–Mumbai line. It was an 'A' grade station of Indian Railways in terms of passenger services.

History[edit]

Durg railway station started its functioning in 1891. Initially, Durg was the part of Bengal Nagpur Railway. The Nagpur–Asansol main line of Bengal Nagpur Railway which came up in 1891 covered Durg station for the first time. The cross-country Howrah–Nagpur–Mumbai line, opened in 1890, Ared the second longest and one of the most important routes in India which passed through Durg railway station.[1]

Bhilai Steel Plant, inaugurated on 4 February 1959, enhanced the importance of Durg railway station as passenger movement through here boosted a lot.[1]

Railway reorganization[edit]

The Bengal Nagpur Railway was nationalized in 1944.[2] Eastern Railway was formed on 14 April 1952 with the portion of East Indian Railway Company east of Mughalsarai and the Bengal Nagpur Railway.[3] In 1955, South Eastern Railway was carved out of Eastern Railway. It comprised lines mostly operated by BNR earlier.[3][4] Amongst the new zones started in April 2003 were East Coast Railway and South East Central Railway. Both these railways were carved out of South Eastern Railway. Now it was the part of South East Central Railway in Raipur Junction Division.[3] Now almost 120 trains passed from here and 45 trains originated and terminated from Durg Junction

Electrification[edit]

The Bilaspur–Bhilai and Bhilai–Durg sections were electrified in 1944–45. The Durg Junction railway station got completely electrified by June 1945, Durg–Paniajob section in 1970–71. The Paniajob–Gondia and Gondia–Bhandara Road sections in 1971–72, Bhandara Road–Tharsa and Tharsa–Nagpur sections in 1989–90.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  2. ^ "IR History: Part - III (1900–1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  3. ^ a b c "Geography – Railway Zones". IRFCA. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  4. ^ "IR History: Part - IV (1947–1970)". IRFCA. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  5. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 9 January 2013.

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