Rajkot Junction railway station
|Indian Railways station|
|Elevation||119.610 m (392 ft)|
|Electrified||Work in progress|
|Previous names||Rajkot–Jetalsar Railway|
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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.
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.
Station development and modernization
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.
Eighty-one trains halt at Rajkot Junction railway station in both directions.
|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|
- "Surat, Rajkot among cleanest railway stations; Mughalsarai, Pune dirtiest". The Indian Express. New Delhi. 17 March 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
- "Surendranagar–Rajkot railway double track gets central nod". The Times of India. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
- Rajkot Junction railway station at India Rail Info