Jaipur Junction railway station
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|Express train and Passenger train station|
|Location||Hasanpura, Jaipur, Rajasthan|
|Elevation||428.000 metres (1,404.199 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||North Western Railways|
|Tracks||10 broad gauge|
|Zone(s)||North Western Railway|
Jaipur Junction railway station (Code: JP) was a railway station in Jaipur, the largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. This station served as the headquarters of the Jaipur Railway Division and the North Western Railway zone of the Indian Railways.
Jaipur station was built in 1875 and was situated at the centre of Rajasthan. Serving almost 35,000 passengers daily, Jaipur Junction was the busiest station in Rajasthan. The cornerstone of the existing Jaipur railway station building was laid on 4 May 1956 by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur and construction took three years to complete. The station harnesses solar energy technology to power its operations.
Being centrally located, Jaipur Junction hosts or was closed to other transportation facilities such as the inter-state bus terminal Sindhi Camp, and the newly constructed Jaipur Metro. One of India's luxury trains, the Palace on Wheels, also made a scheduled stopped in Jaipur.
Infrastructure and amenities
The Jaipur railway station had provided free Wi-Fi for the convenience of passengers since 2015. A water recycling plant with a 500 kl/day capacity and waste-to-energy plant that converts plastic waste to diesel had also been set up. In 2019, the northwestern zone of Indian Railways upgraded the Jaipur Junction railway station by installing LED lights to improved the brightness inside the station. The station had been brought up to "airport standard" by Indian Railways through modernization and new facilities. A plan had been created by the Railways Board to further improved lighting in concourse halls, station platforms, circulating areas, waiting rooms, reservation counters, inquiry counters, foot bridges (FOB), stairs, parking areas, escalators and lifted, among other places. Recently, the Indian Government also introduced retiring rooms and can be booked from Jaipur Junction Railway station.
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The main lines passing through Jaipur were:
- Delhi–Jodhpur line via Makrana, Degana, Merta road (double broad-gauge electrified line till Phulera)
- Delhi–Ahmedabad line via Ajmer (double broad-gauge electrified line)
- Sawai Madhopur–Jaipur line terminated at Jaipur (single broad-gauge diesel line)
- Jaipur–Churu (single broad-gauge diesel line)
Nearby railway stations
- Gandhinagar Jaipur railway station
- Getor Jagatpura railway station
- Durgapura railway station
- Dahar Ka Balaji railway station
- Bais Godam railway station (Decommissioned and used for unscheduled halts only)
- Kanakpura railway station
- Sanganer railway station
″Railway station″ station of Jaipur Metro
- North Western Railway Website
- "Welcome to Jaipur Junction". www.jaipurjunction.in. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
- Railways, North Western. "A historical view - Jaipur Division". North Western Railways / Indian Railways Portal. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
- Palace on Wheels - Jaipur
- "Wi-Fi facility at Jaipur railway station by March". The Economic Times. The Economic Times. 4 November 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
- Devanjana, Nag (24 January 2019). "How Indian Railways has given its Jaipur station an 'airport-like' feel; beautiful images of makeover". The Financial Express. Financial Express. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
- "Passengers can again enjoy safe, comfortable stay at stations! Indian Railways likely to reopen retiring rooms". The Financial Express. 4 March 2021.
- Jaipur Junction railway station at the India Rail Info