Jhansi Junction railway station
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|Indian Railways junction station|
|Location||Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh|
|Elevation||260 metres (850 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||North Central Railways|
|Line(s)||New Delhi–Mumbai CST|
Jhansi–Gwalior–Etawah sectionJhansi–Sawai Madhopur section (proposed)
|Structure type||Standard on ground|
|Zone(s)||North Central Railway zone|
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.
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.
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.
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:
Many prestigious Indian Railways trains passed through Jhansi, including the Gatimaan Express (currently the fastest train in India).
- Gatimaan Express (origins from Jhansi),
- Shatabdi Express
- Rajdhani Expressed
- Taj Express (origins from Jhansi),
- Karnataka Express
- Tamil Nadu Express
- Kerala Express
- Telangana Express
- Bhopal Express
- Dakshin Express
- Pushpak Express
- Bundelkhand Express
- Goa Express
- Duronto Express
- 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
- 12050/12049 Jhansi–Nizamuddin Gatimaan Express
- 12279/12280 Jhansi–New Delhi Taj Express.
- 11109/11110 Jhansi–Lucknow Intercity Express
- 11103/11104 Jhansi–Bandra Terminus Express (via Gwalior, Ujjain, Ratlam, Surat
- 11105/11106 Jhansi Kolkata Pratham Swatrantata Sangram Express (via Kanpur, Patna)
- 11801/11802 Jhansi–Etawah Link Express
- 51815/51816 Jhansi–Agra Fort Passenger
- 51831/51832 Jhansi–Agra Cantt Passenger
- 51803/51804 Jhansi–Kanpur Central Passenger
- 54157/54158 Jhansi–Kanpur Central Passenger
- 51813/51814 Jhansi–Lucknow Charbagh Passenger
- 51807/51808 Jhansi–Banda Passenger
- 54159/54160 Jhansi–Banda Passenger
- 51805/51806 Jhansi–Manikpur Passenger
- 51819/51820 Jhansi–Allahabad Jn Passenger
- 51817/51818 Jhansi–Tikamgarh Passenger
- 51821/51822 Jhansi–Khajuraho Passenger
- 51811/51812 Jhansi–Bina Passenger
- 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.
Jhansi had both the Electric & Diesel loco sheds. Its had many electric and diesel locos together.
- Electric Loco Shed, Jhansi had sanctioned capacity of 150 locos. It was holding total number of 215 locomotive, 33 WAP 4, 117 WAG 5 & 65 WAG 7 class locomotives.
- Diesel Loco Shed, Jhansi held most of Alco & EMD class locomotives.
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