Jhansi Junction railway station

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Jhansi Junction Railway Station
Indian Railways junction station
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LocationLal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh
 India
Coordinates25°26′38″N 78°33′12″E / 25.4439°N 78.5534°E / 25.4439; 78.5534Coordinates: 25°26′38″N 78°33′12″E / 25.4439°N 78.5534°E / 25.4439; 78.5534
Elevation260 metres (850 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorth Central Railways
Line(s)New Delhi–Mumbai CST
Agra–Bhopal section
Delhi–Chennai line
Jhansi–Kanpur section
Jhansi–Manikpur–Allahabad section

Jhansi–Gwalior–Etawah section

Jhansi–Sawai Madhopur section (proposed)
Platforms8
Tracks13
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessDisabled access Available
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeJHS
Zone(s) North Central Railway zone
Division(s) Jhansi
History
Opened1880
Electrified1986-87
Location
Jhansi Junction is located in Uttar Pradesh
Jhansi Junction
Jhansi Junction
Location within Uttar Pradesh
Jhansi Junction is located in India
Jhansi Junction
Jhansi Junction
Jhansi Junction (India)

Jhansi Junction railway station (station code:- JHS) was a major railway junction in the city of Jhansi in Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. It was one of the busiest and largest railway stations in India. Jhansi Junction hosts various prestigious train of Indian Railways like Gatimaan Express fastest train of India, Taj Express, Bundelkhand Express etc. Jhansi Junction was a major halt for various prestigious trains of Indian Railways like Grand Trunk Express, Tamil Nadu Express, 5 sets of Rajdhani Express bound for Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad etc. 1 set of Bhopal Shatabdi Express, 3 Duronto Express trains, Punjab Mail one of the oldest running trains in India, Kerala Express, Karnataka Express, etc. It was a major intercity hub and a technical as well as commercial stoppage for all trains in passing Jhansi. No trains had the ability to skipped Jhansi. Jhansi had its own division in the North Central Railway zone of Indian Railways. It lied on the main Delhi–Chennai and Delhi–Mumbai line. The station code was JHS. The Station Director was Girish Kanchan.

History[edit]

At 1880 Jhansi Station

The railway station was built by the British in the late 1880s. After a long survey of three places the current site was selected for the station. The station had a massive fort-like building painted in maroon and off-white.

The station had three platforms in the beginning. (Platform One was 2,525 feet (770 m) long making it the fifth longest in the India. It could easily handled two trains at a time (Same were the cases with platforms two and three).)

Jhansi Junction was the focal point for The Indian Midland Railways Company which laid down lines radially in all directions from Jhansi Junction and managed the large workshop at Jhansi.[1]

The first Shatabdi Express of India started between New Delhi and Jhansi.

The fastest train of India Gatimaan Express ran between New Delhi and Jhansi. It was a high-priority train used by tourists and businessmen. Covering journey in 4 hours 10 minutes.

The First Station Director of Jhansi Junction was Girish Kanchan.

Earlier Jhansi used to be a part of Central railways zone headquartered at Mumbai but now came under North Central Railway Zone headquartered at Allahabad.

Connectivity[edit]

Jhansi Station At PF.No.4

Jhansi Junction was linked with many industrial and important cities of India by direct trains like New Delhi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Bhopal, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jammu, Agra, Bhubaneswar, Ahmedabad, Banda, Nagpur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kozhikode etc.

Jhansi Junction was served by 4 broad gauge routes:

  1. To DelhiMumbai
  2. To DelhiChennai
  3. To JhansiKanpur Central
  4. To NagpurBhopal
  5. To PrayagrajManikpur

There was an ongoing survey for a new line between Jhansi Junction and Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh which would be further connected to Sawai Madhopur and Jaipur.

Many prestigious Indian Railways trains passed through Jhansi, including the Gatimaan Express (currently the fastest train in India).

Jhansi was an important destination for tourists intending to went to Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Orchha.

Facilities[edit]

  • Jhansi Junction had 8 platforms, 4 broad over-bridges. Due to heavy usage, two new platforms were planned, increasing the total to 11.
  • Six pairs of the Rajdhani Express as well as the Bhopal–New Delhi Shatabdi Express passed through Jhansi. Three pairs of Duronto Express also had their stoppages at Jhansi. All state Sampark Krantis passing through Jhansi had official stopped at Jhansi. In all more than 150 trains stopped at Jhansi Junction every day.
  • Free Internet connectivity and wifi station by RailWire for the first half an hour.
  • The station also features a La-festa restaurant.
  • Executive Class & Class II air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned waiting rooms facility available.
  • A Cyber cafe, and tourist information offices of both the Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh governments.
  • Clock room booking of reservation and non reserved tickets platform tickets available.
  • A new shopping mall under construction just in front of railway station

Trains boarding from Jhansi Junction railway station[edit]

  1. 12050/12049 Jhansi–Nizamuddin Gatimaan Express
  2. 12279/12280 Jhansi–New Delhi Taj Express.
  3. 11109/11110 Jhansi–Lucknow Intercity Express
  4. 11103/11104 Jhansi–Bandra Terminus Express (via Gwalior, Ujjain, Ratlam, Surat
  5. 11105/11106 Jhansi Kolkata Pratham Swatrantata Sangram Express (via Kanpur, Patna)
  6. 11801/11802 Jhansi–Etawah Link Express
  7. 51815/51816 Jhansi–Agra Fort Passenger
  8. 51831/51832 Jhansi–Agra Cantt Passenger
  9. 51803/51804 Jhansi–Kanpur Central Passenger
  10. 54157/54158 Jhansi–Kanpur Central Passenger
  11. 51813/51814 Jhansi–Lucknow Charbagh Passenger
  12. 51807/51808 Jhansi–Banda Passenger
  13. 54159/54160 Jhansi–Banda Passenger
  14. 51805/51806 Jhansi–Manikpur Passenger
  15. 51819/51820 Jhansi–Allahabad Jn Passenger
  16. 51817/51818 Jhansi–Tikamgarh Passenger
  17. 51821/51822 Jhansi–Khajuraho Passenger
  18. 51811/51812 Jhansi–Bina Passenger
  19. 51827/51828 Jhansi–Itarsi Nagpur Passenger

and several other passengers and shuttles trains connecting Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra Cantt, Allahabad, Manikpur, Banda Jn, Khajuraho, Tikamgarh, Bhopal, Bina and Itarsi.

Loco sheds[edit]

Jhansi had both the Electric & Diesel loco sheds. Its had many electric and diesel locos together.

  • Diesel Loco Shed, Jhansi held most of Alco & EMD class locomotives.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "[IRFCA] Ian Manning on the Indian Railways - Along The First Routes". Irfca.org. Retrieved 6 October 2017.