Rajkot Junction railway station

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Rajkot Junction railway station
Indian Railways station
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Rajkot railway station in 2020
LocationRajkot, Gujarat
India
Coordinates22°18′42″N 70°48′10″E / 22.311558°N 70.802810°E / 22.311558; 70.802810
Elevation119.610 m (392 ft)[citation needed]
Line(s)Viramgam–Okha line
Rajkot–Somnath line
Rajkot–Jetalsar–Porbandar line
Platforms5
Tracks9
Construction
Structure typestandard
Parkingyes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeRJT
Zone(s) Western Railways
Division(s) Rajkot
History
Opened1890; 131 years ago (1890)[citation needed]
ElectrifiedWork in progress
Previous namesRajkot–Jetalsar Railway
Services
Free WiFi, ATM, Baggage Room, Dormitory/Retiring Rooms, Refreshments, AC & Non-AC Waiting Room
Location
Rajkot Junction railway station is located in India
Rajkot Junction railway station
Rajkot Junction railway station
Location within India
Rajkot Junction railway station is located in Gujarat
Rajkot Junction railway station
Rajkot Junction railway station
Rajkot Junction railway station (Gujarat)

Rajkot Junction railway station was a railway station in the city of Rajkot, Gujarat. It was a major railway station in Saurashtra. It was connected to Wankaner Junction in north, Jamnagar in west and Jetalsar Junction in south. Many trains started from here.

Administration[edit]

It fell under the Western Railway zone of the Indian Railways. It was the primary terminus for rail transport for the city; the other railway station in Rajkot was the Bhaktinagar railway station. Rajkot Junction railway station had been awarded as the undertaken by Railway ministry in participation with IRCTC.[1]

Station development and modernization[edit]

The station was undergoing large-scale automation and infrastructure development.[when?] Doubling of the Viramgam–Surendranagar–Rajkot route was in progress, of which Viramgam–Surendranagar route was almost completed and was to be commissioned soon for use for regular rail traffic. The doubling between Surendranagar–Rajkot was scheduled to be completed in the year 2020. Once doubling of rail route up to Rajkot was completed, it will reduced travelling time between Rajkot–Ahmedabad by up to 1 hour and a half hour approximately from currently 5 hours, and was expected to increase the number of daily trains and traffic. Doubling of this line will greatly eased the ever-increasing freight traffic between Okha–Rajkot, Porbandar–Kanalus, Veraval–Rajkot and Maliya Miyana / Navalakhi–Dahinsara–Wankaner section. The route (Ahmedabad–Rajkot) was also expected to be electrified in the near future and proposal for the same had been approved by Railway Board. A proposal, was being considered for railway track doubling between Rajkot Jn.–Okha railway stations by Western Railway, which had been sent to Railway Board for their approval.[2]

Trains[edit]

Eighty-one trains[citation needed] halt at Rajkot Junction railway station in both directions.

Originating trains[edit]

Train no. Train name Destination
16613 / 16614 Rajkot–Coimbatore Express Coimbatore
17017 / 17018 Rajkot–Secunderabad Express Secunderabad
19569 / 19570 Rajkot–Veraval Express Veraval
19571 / 19572 Rajkot–Porbandar Express Porbandar
19579 / 19580 Rajkot–Delhi Sarai Rohilla Weekly Express Delhi Sarai Rohilla
22937 / 22938 Rajkot–Rewa Superfast Express Rewa
12267 / 12268 Mumbai Central–Rajkot Duronto Express Mumbai Central

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Surat, Rajkot among cleanest railway stations; Mughalsarai, Pune dirtiest". The Indian Express. New Delhi. 17 March 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Surendranagar–Rajkot railway double track gets central nod". The Times of India. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2016.

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