Haridwar Junction railway station

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Haridwar Junction
Railway station
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LocationNH 58, Haridwar, Haridwar district, Uttarakhand
India
Coordinates29°56′54″N 78°9′19″E / 29.94833°N 78.15528°E / 29.94833; 78.15528
Elevation294.00 metres (964.57 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorthern Railway zone
Platforms10 (5 terminal platforms)
Tracks20
Construction
Structure typeOn ground
ParkingYes
Other information
StatusOperating
Station codeHW
Zone(s) Northern Railway zone
Division(s) Moradabad
History
Opened1886; 135 years ago (1886)
ElectrifiedYes
Location
Haridwar Junction is located in Uttarakhand
Haridwar Junction
Haridwar Junction
Location within Uttarakhand

Haridwar railway station (Station code: HW), was one of the major railway stations in Haridwar district, Uttarakhand, India. It fell under the Moradabad division of the Northern Railway zone of the Indian Railways.

Haridwar was first connected with railways, via Laksar, through branch line in 1886, when the Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway line was extended through Roorkee to Saharanpur Junction, this was later extended to Dehradun in 1906.[1]

Overview[edit]

The station was situated on the DelhiDehradun and Howrah–Dehradun railway lines. One of the main railheads of the Northern Railway zone, Haridwar Junction railway station was connected by broad-gauge lines. The station was situated on the NH 58 in the Devpura locality of Haridwar. The nearby station of Rishikesh was connected to Haridwar on a branch line. Towards west, the major railhead was at Saharanpur (76 km) and going north, the major railhead was at Dehradun (52 km).

Location[edit]

The railway station was located on the south side of the town, within walking distance of most hotels. A tourist information center was provided by the railway department to helped travelers. Computerized reservation facility was offered. In front of the railway station was the UTC Roadways Bus Station of Haridwar offering regular services to places in and around Haridwar such as Delhi and to all major destinations in North India including Mussoorie, Meerut, Saharanpur, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Bareilly, Shimla, Dehradun, Badrinath, Nainital, Ranikhet and Uttarkashi. Nearest airport was Jolly Grant Airport located about (42 km) in Dehradun.The station was also one of the major rail-heads to the famous pilgrimage "Char-Dham" and other tourist stations.[2] Haridwar was considered as one of the seven holy cities of Hinduism in India and it was continuing to expanded and thrived with spiritual centres,educational Institutions and had witnessed great demographic flow.

Infrastructure and amenities[edit]

Haridwar Railway Station had recently been renovated with retiring room and waiting halls.[2] The station had also been provided with new escalators and lifted in order to facilitated passengers, especially senior citizens, disabled people, women, and child travellers. Additional facilities like paid and use toilet, coach guidance system from platform 1 to platform 4 had been installed. Security system had been upgraded in the station with Indian Railways providing new Railway Protection Force (RPF) and GRP (Government Railway Police) stations which will served as prompted emergency centre for security need as well as for reporting crimes in addition to providing comfort and conveniences to the security forces. As Haridwar had large foot fall throughout the year and hence CCTV surveillance had been upgraded which provided closed watched and strengthenned security at the station. Northern Railway zone had also been modernising works including washable aprons for coach maintenance, improvements to parking and circulating area, provision of foot-over-bridges, providing second entry, facade lighting with provision of LED lighting, station building improvements with allied works like improvements to platform surface, PF shelters.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Trade and Communications The Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 21, p. 375.
  2. ^ a b Devanjana, Nag (11 January 2019). "Indian Railways upgrades Haridwar station! From renovated retiring room to waiting halls; know what's new". The Financial Express. Financial Express. Retrieved 11 February 2021.

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