Nagpur Junction railway station

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NAGPUR JN.
Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg
Express and Passenger train station
Nagpur Railway Station Stitch.jpg
LocationSitabuldi, Nagpur,
Maharashtra
 India
Coordinates21°09′12″N 79°05′20″E / 21.1534°N 79.0889°E / 21.1534; 79.0889Coordinates: 21°09′12″N 79°05′20″E / 21.1534°N 79.0889°E / 21.1534; 79.0889
Elevation308.660 metres (1,012.66 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byCentral Railway
Line(s)New Delhi–Chennai main line
Howrah–Nagpur–Mumbai line
Bhopal–Nagpur section
Nagpur–Secunderabad section
Bilaspur–Nagpur section
Nagpur–Bhusawal section
Platforms8
Tracks13
ConnectionsCity Bus, Cab service, Nagpur Metro, Auto rickshaw
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on-ground station)
ParkingYes
Disabled accessDisabled access Available
Other information
StatusFunctional
Station codeNGP[1]
Zone(s) Central Railway
Division(s) Nagpur
History
Opened1867; 154 years ago (1867)[2]
Electrified1988–89 (Ballarshah–Nagpur)
1990–91 (Nagpur–Amla)
1991–92 (Tharsa–Nagpur)[3]
Passengers
160,000 daily (approx)[4]
Location
Nagpur railway station is located in Maharashtra
Nagpur railway station
Nagpur railway station
Location within Maharashtra
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.

History[edit]

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.[2] In 1881, it was connected to Kolkata via the Nagpur State Railway of Chhattisgarh.[5][6]
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.[6] 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.[7]

Services[edit]

Nagpur was divisional headquarter of two railway zones, Central Railway and South East Central Railway.[8] 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 .[2] 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, [9] with approximately 160,000 passengers embarking and disembarking.[4] 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
Ajni AJNI Central Railway 3
Itwari Junction ITR South East Central Railway 6
Kalamna KAV South East Central Railway 3
Khapri KRI Central Railway 2
Godhani GNQ Central Railway 2
Kamptee KP South East Central Railway 3

Development[edit]

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.[10] but it will be clean very soon and competed with other station.

Salwa–Butibori Chord Line[edit]

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.[11]

Nagpur Station Redevelopment[edit]

Indian Railway's Nagpur Railway station will soon had modernized makeover with massive renovation.[12] 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:[12]

  • 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[edit]


Amenities[edit]

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.[13] 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.

Adjacent stations[edit]

Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
toward ?
Central Railway zone
toward ?
toward ?
South East Central Railway zone
toward ?

Picture gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian railway codes". Indian Railways. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Brief about the division" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Electrification History". Retrieved 31 March 2004.
  4. ^ a b Nash, David (29 September 2015). "Here's what the free Wi-Fi commitment to Indian Railways probably costs Google". Firstpost. Reuters. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Division at a Glance: (as on 01.03.2019)". Central Railway. 3 January 2019.
  6. ^ a b "90 years of Nagpur station Building".
  7. ^ "Travel to Nagpur". mapsofindia.com. Archived from the original on 9 February 2011.
  8. ^ "Geography: Railway Zones". IRFCA.
  9. ^ "Station Brief" (PDF).
  10. ^ "Nagpur to get model railway station". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 22 October 2012.
  11. ^ "Salwa–Butibori (Chord Line)". maharail.com.
  12. ^ a b Devanjana, Nag (11 September 2020). "Indian Railways Nagpur station to get a makeover! Heritage Conservation Committee approves redevelopment plan". The Financial Express. Financial Express. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  13. ^ "Passenger amenities" (PDF).

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