Nagpur Junction railway station
|Express and Passenger train station|
|Elevation||308.660 metres (1,012.66 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Central Railway|
|Line(s)||New Delhi–Chennai main line|
|Connections||City Bus, Cab service, Nagpur Metro, Auto rickshaw|
|Structure type||Standard (on-ground station)|
|Electrified||1988–89 (Ballarshah–Nagpur) |
|160,000 daily (approx)|
|Location within Nagpur City|
Nagpur Junction (station code: NGP) was a railway station in Nagpur, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It was an important junction station on the Howrah–Mumbai and Delhi–Chennai trunk line of the Indian Railways. It belonged to A1 category stations and was one of the top 100 booking stations of Indian Railways.
Nagpur railway station was one of the oldest and busiest stations in Maharashtra. Railways made a beginning in Nagpur in 1867, when a portion of the Bombay-Bhusaval-Nagpur line was opened for traffic. In 1881, it was connected to Kolkata via the Nagpur State Railway of Chhattisgarh.
The laying of the foundation stone of the existing building was done in 1906. It was officially inaugurated on 15 January 1925 by then Governor Sir Frank Sly. Before 1924, the original railway station was located towards the east of its current site near Shukrawari Lake. The present-day railway station was also put up in the pre-independence days. It had became a major tourist destination.
Nagpur was divisional headquarter of two railway zones, Central Railway and South East Central Railway. Nagpur division had GT Route from Itarsi to Ballarshah and Mumbai-Howrah route from Gondia to Badnera. North-South and East-West traffic crisscrosses through the Division, making its Nagpur-Wardha section one of the busiest sections in Indian Railways. It had 3 branch lines connecting Amla-Chhindwara, Narkhed-Amravati & Majri-Pimpalkutti on Broad Gauge and one branch line Pulgaon-Arvi in Narrow Gauge . Shortest ran by Indian Railways’ train was the scheduled services between Nagpur and Ajni stations situated just 3km from each other.
Around 254 Mail/Express and Passenger trains halt at the station,  with approximately 160,000 passengers embarking and disembarking. 22 trains originated from and terminated at this station. Direct trains were available for most of the state capitals and major cities in india, including: Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Kolkata.
There were 6 railway stations within the extended city limit
|Station name||Station code||Railway zone||Total platforms|
|Itwari Junction||ITR||South East Central Railway||6|
|Kalamna||KAV||South East Central Railway||3|
|Kamptee||KP||South East Central Railway||3|
In 2008, Nagpur railway station was among 22 stations in India that were recommended to be upgraded to met international standards. Priority areas were identified: security, safety, and cleanliness. Work was to be undertaken via public–private partnerships and the Central Railway. but it will be clean very soon and competed with other station.
Salwa–Butibori Chord Line
There was detention to freight trains due to conflict and priority to Mail, Express and Passenger trains. While line capacity was being augmented on the corridors leading to Nagpur by construction of a 3rd line, it was not found feasible, to lay independent lines for passing through traffic in the Nagpur area, because of space constraint.
This will decongest Nagpur, Ajni, Kalamna, and Itwari Railway Line Yards, thus facilitating the running of EMUs in and around Nagpur and reducing the detention of trains.
Nagpur Station Redevelopment
Indian Railway's Nagpur Railway station will soon had modernized makeover with massive renovation. Heritage Conservation Committee had approved the redevelopment plan of Nagpur Railway station,to be conducted by the Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Limited (IRSDC). The proposal was considered by the Heritage Conservation Committee, composed of eminent engineers, architects and environmentalists and the following strategy were planned:
- Heritage Impact Assessment Report was prepared considering that the Heritage Grade II buildings had regional as well as local importance, along with special architectural, aesthetic merit, its historical and cultural significance, ornamentation, workmanship, and climate-responsive architecture.
- It was proposed in the plan to declutter heritage building by relocating the surrounding similar-looking buildings and enhanced beauty as well as the grandeur of the heritage building. The proposal also introduced a lift for universal accessibility as well as to modernized without disturbing the heritage.
- The plan proposed to segregated passenger flows in the railway station and minimized cross-movement and clutter during peak hours.
- The circulation corridors in the ground floor of the railway station which were currently being utilized for station administration functions will be cleared.
- To emphasized the look and felt of the heritage block elevation, cleaning, and regular maintenance will be done.
- The plan proposed to streamlined facade controls in terms of signage, which included type, color, size, etc.
Broad Gauge Metro
The main building of the station had waiting rooms for the passengers. A reception-cum-lounge was provided in the retiring rooms for the comfort of passengers during the check-in/check-out period. There were two entry/exit gates for entering and leaving the station premises. The west-end Sitabuldi side was the main entry point, other was from the cotton market side.
|Preceding station||Indian Railways||Following station|
|Central Railway zone||
|South East Central Railway zone||
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