Mathura Junction railway station

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Mathura Junction
Indian Railways junction station
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LocationMathura, Uttar Pradesh,
India
Coordinates27°28′41″N 77°40′20″E / 27.4781°N 77.6722°E / 27.4781; 77.6722
Elevation177.546 metres (582.50 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorth Central Railway
Line(s)Agra–Delhi chord
Delhi–Chennai line
Mathura–Bharatpur–Vadodara line
Mathura–Kasganj line
Mathura–Achhanera line
Mathura–Alwar line
Mathura–Vrindavan link
Platforms10
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Disabled accessOverbridge crossing
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeMTJ
Division(s) Agra
History
Opened1904
ElectrifiedYes (1982–85)
Passengers
80000[citation needed]
Location
Mathura railway station is located in India
Mathura railway station
Mathura railway station
Location in Uttar Pradesh
Mathura railway station is located in Uttar Pradesh
Mathura railway station
Mathura railway station
Mathura railway station (Uttar Pradesh)

Mathura Junction railway station was an important station on Agra–Delhi chord of Delhi–Mumbai and Delhi–Chennai lines. It was located in Mathura district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It served Mathura and Vrindavan.[1]

Overview[edit]

Mathura was the birthplace of Lord Krishna. He spent his childhood in Vrindavan, 11 km away from Mathura. Therefore, both were major pilgrimage centres for Hindus.[2] Mathura Refinery of Indian Oil Corporation which was one of the largest oil refineries of India was located at Mathura.[3]

History[edit]

The 29 mi (47 km)-long Hathed Road–Mathura Cantt line was opened in 1875 by Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway. It was transferred to North Eastern Railway in 1952. The Mathura–Kasganj line was converted from 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)-wide metre gauge to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)-wide broad gauge in 2009.[4][5]

The 7 mi (11 km)-long metre-gauge Mathura–Vrindavan branch line was opened by Bombay, Baroda and Central Indian Railway in 1889.[4]

Station[edit]

Mathura Junction had 10 platforms. There was a junction for southbound and westbound trains. It had connectivity with all major cities of India. There were seven routes / lines from this railway junction station. Platform 9 dedicated for Vrindavan metre-gauge trains. As per the 2018 report released by Quality Council of India (QCI), station was declared the least clean station among the 75 major stations.[6]

Electrification[edit]

The Faridabad–Mathura–Agra section was electrified in 1982–85. The Mathura–Bharatpur–Gangapur city line was electrified in 1985–86.[7]

Amenities[edit]

Mathura Junction railway station had a tourist information centre, telephone booths, computerised reservation centre, waiting room, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshment rooms, and a book stall.[8]Indian Railways, as part of its station redevelopment initiative, successfully renovated the Mathura's Railway station making it more convenient for passengers visiting the city by Railways. The station had new entry and exit gates, and the first class waiting room for the passengers had been revamped by providing new benches[9].Circulating area of the station had been modified.

Passengers[edit]

Mathura Junction was amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway. The junction was important as from here the routes of train coming from Delhi were bifurcated towards Mumbai and South Indian cities of Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai.[10]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://indiarailinfo.com/arrivals/mathura-junction-mtj/249
  2. ^ "Mathura and Vrindavan – general information". ISKCON. Archived from the original on 2 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Mathura Refinery". Indian Oil. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Indian Railways line history, 2 North Eastern Railway" (PDF). Bombay, Baroda and Central Indian Railway. wordpress. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  5. ^ "IR History:Early Days II (1870–1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Jodhpur Is India's Cleanest Railway Station; Mathura And Varanasi Among Dirtiest". /www.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  7. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Mathurapur to Bharatpur Trains". Make my trip. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  9. ^ Devanjana, Nag (30 January 2019). "Don't rub your eyes! This is Indian Railways' Mathura Junction station after its beautiful makeover; see pics". The Financial Express. Financial Express. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  10. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. Indian Railways. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2013.

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