Guwahati railway station

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Guwahati
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Guwahati Railway station
LocationStation Road, Gopinath Bordoloi Road, Mawhati, Guwahati-781001, Assam
 India
Coordinates26°10′56″N 91°45′01″E / 26.1821°N 91.7504°E / 26.1821; 91.7504
Elevation56.22 metres (184.4 ft)[1]
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNortheast Frontier Railways
Line(s)Barauni–Guwahati line,
Guwahati–Lumding section,
New Bongaigaon–Guwahati section
Platforms7
Tracks14
ConnectionsUber, Ola Cabs, Bus stand, Auto stand
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingAvailable
Disabled accessDisabled access Available
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeGHY
Zone(s) Northeast Frontier Railway zone
Division(s) Lumding
History
Opened1900; 121 years ago (1900)
ElectrifiedWork in progress
Previous namesAssam Bengal Railway
Passengers
20 million80k Increase 17%
Location
Guwahati railway station is located in Assam
Guwahati railway station
Guwahati railway station
Location in Assam
Guwahati railway station is located in India
Guwahati railway station
Guwahati railway station
Location in India

Guwahati railway station (Station code: GHY) was located in the heart of the city of Guwahati, Assam. It was the first fully solar-operated railway station in India. It had been rated as A1-category station. Just behind the Guwahati Railway Station was the Assam State Transport Corporation Bus Terminal.

An ISO-certified railway station, Guwahati Railway Station had been ranked 21 in cleanliness among the A1-category railway stations in India.[2]

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To reduced the traffic on the Guwahati junction, there was another railway station in the city at Maligaon, the Kamakhya railway station. Almost all newly introduced trains ran from the Kamakhya Jn. railway station only. There were plans to made a new railway station at Beltola (in the southern part of Guwahati) to introduced trains towards Shillong, Meghalaya. Plans had not been finalized and were still in progress.

Guwahati railway station became the first railway station to ran entirely on solar-power.[3] The solar panel installation project was commissioned in April 2017.[4]In recent years the railway station got a 100 feet high Tri colour[5].It was the tallest tricolour among any railway stations in north east India.[6]

Services for rolling stock[edit]

The station had a diesel locomotive shed with room for 80 locomotives. The shed accommodated WDM-3D, WDG-4D, WDG-4 and WDS class locomotives. The shed now also accommodated WDP-4D locomotives. The station had a coach maintenance complex.

Station facilities[edit]

The station was the divisional headquarters for the Northeast Frontier Railway.It became the first ever Railway station in the Indian Railways to got an ISO certification from the National Green Tribunal for "providing passenger amenities in a clean and green environment".[7]

The station had seven platforms. It served the long-distance trains of NFR. Google along with RailWire provided Free high speed Wifi until 2020.[8] However, RailTel (RailWire's parent company) had confirmed that it will continued to provided free Wifi Internet services.[9] In addition, there was a transit passenger facility with dormitory, single room and double room accommodation.The station also had amenities like High-class reserve(VIP) lounge,waiting rooms,AC and non AC retiring rooms,food courts and sanitation facilities.[10]

Major Trains[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Railway Stations in Guwahati". www.travelkhana.com. Travelkhana. 30 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Guwahati Railway Station Ranked 21 Among A1 Category Stations in India". Gplus. Guwahati. 19 November 2019.
  3. ^ Smriti, Jain (14 May 2018). "Guwahati railway station is the first in North-East to run completely on solar power! Beautiful pics". The Financial Express. Financial Express. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Guwahati Railway Station to completely run on Solar Power". Guwahati. 15 May 2018.
  5. ^ "100 ft high Tricolour at Guwahati Railway station". Business Standard India. Business Standard. 16 January 2019. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Guwahati Railway station gets tallest flag in NE Railway stations". Pratidin Time. Pratidin. 16 January 2019. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Guwahati Railway Station first to get ISO certification in India". G Plus. GPlus. 3 April 2019. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Google ends its free WiFi service at Indian railway stations". The Hindu. New Delhi. 21 February 2020.
  9. ^ "RailTel to continue free WiFi service at railway stations after Google will stop Project Station". Livemint. 18 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Guwahati Railway Station first to get ISO certification in India". G Plus. GPlus. 3 April 2019. Retrieved 4 February 2021.

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