Gwalior Junction railway station

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Gwalior Junction
Gwalior Jn PF1 042016.jpg
PF1 end of Gwalior Junction Railway Station.
LocationRacecourse road, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
India
Coordinates26°12′58″N 78°10′55″E / 26.21611°N 78.18194°E / 26.21611; 78.18194
Owned byIndian Railways
Line(s)Delhi–Chennai line
Agra–Bhopal section
Indore–Gwalior line
Gwalior–Sheopur line
Gwalior–Etawah line
Platforms1, 2, 3, 4 (broad gauge),
5 (narrow gauge)
2 broad gauge to be made
Tracks6 broad gauge
1 narrow gauge
Other information
Station codeGWL
Fare zoneJhansi Division, Northern Central Railway
ElectrifiedYes
Location
Gwalior is located in India
Gwalior
Gwalior
Location within India
Gwalior is located in Madhya Pradesh
Gwalior
Gwalior
Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh)

Gwalior Junction railway station (station code: GWL) was the railway station of Gwalior City, Madhya Pradesh, India. It was operated by Indian Railways and was part of the Jhansi Division of the North-Central Railways.

Description[edit]

Gwalior Junction was one of the major commercial railway stations of the North Central Railway zone of Indian Railways, whose zonal headquarters were located in Allahabad. The station won awards from Indian Railways for clean infrastructure in 1987, 1988, 1989, and 1992.[1] Express trains such as the Bhopal Express, Taj Express, Rajdhani Express, Garib Rath Express, Bhopal Shatabdi, and the Gatimaan Express—which was the fastest train in India until 2019[2]—as well as 165 other trains, all stop at Gwalior Junction. Approximately 12 trains originated from Gwalior.

Gwalior Junction was one of the few places in India where both narrow-gauge and broad-gauge railway tracked were still operational. The Gwalior narrow-gauge track was the narrowest in India.[3]

Gwalior Junction was well-connected to all parts of the country via train and metros. There were indirect trains to Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata (Howrah), Chennai, Ujjain, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam (Kochi), Indore, Ahmedabad, Jabalpur, Jammu, Lucknow, Bhopal, Bangalore, Jaipur, Udaipur, Dehradun, Jamshedpur, Sheopur, and other major towns.

Redevelopment[edit]

The Gwalior Junction railway station had been proposed to be redeveloped at a cost of approximately 240 crores under the station redevelopment program by the Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd (IRSDC).[4] Entry, exit, and block areas had been proposed to be redeveloped being in contrast with the heritage building in an area of approximately 9,840 square metres (105,900 sq ft). It was one among the four new railway stations which had been finalized for redevelopment based on the public-private partnership (PPP) model.[5][6] According to IRSDC, the in-principle approval for inviting the request for quotation (RFQ) for the redevelopment of the railway station based on the PPP model was granted by the Public-Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC) on December 20, 2019. The proposed area of the redevelopment of the station was approximately 230,425 m2 (2,480,270 sq ft) with a proposed cost of around 240 crores, and will highlighted the unique heritage building.

Connectivity[edit]

Gwalior Junction was linked by direct train to other major Indian cities like New Delhi, Vijayawada, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Lucknow, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Jammu, Agra, Puri, Bhubaneswar, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Dehradun, and Thiruvananthpuram.

Gwalior Junction was served by four broad-gauge routes:

Gwalior Junction was served by a narrow-gauge route called Gwalior Light Railway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://erail.in/info/gwalior-railway-station-GWL/22670
  2. ^ "India's fastest train Vande Bharat achieves 130 kmph(kilometer per hours) speed during inaugural run". The Economic Times. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  3. ^ Aug 13, Arvind Chauhan / TNN /; 2020; Ist, 23:18. "Heritage narrow gauge rail track to chug into history | India News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 March 2021.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Nikita, Prasad (26 December 2019). "Indian Railways Gwalior station to be redeveloped with world-class facilities! Cool facts you must know". The Financial Express. Financial Express. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Nine firms in race to bag contracts for redevelopment of four railway stations under PPP". The Indian Express. The Indian Express. 16 July 2020. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  6. ^ Kirti, Pandey (21 June 2020). "These 4 Indian Railways stations to get swanky makeover, IRSDC calls out interested bidders". www.timesnownews.com. Times Now. Retrieved 9 February 2021.

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