Ujjain Junction railway station

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Ujjain Junction
Indian Railways station
Ujjain Junction.jpg
Ujjain Junction railway station
LocationStation Road, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
Coordinates23°10′47″N 75°46′55″E / 23.1796°N 75.7819°E / 23.1796; 75.7819Coordinates: 23°10′47″N 75°46′55″E / 23.1796°N 75.7819°E / 23.1796; 75.7819
Elevation492 m (1,614 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byWestern Railway
Line(s)Nagda–Ujjain section
Ujjain–Bhopal section
Akola–Ratlam line
ConnectionsTaxi stand, Auto stand
Structure typeStandard (on-ground station)
Bicycle facilitiesAvailable
Disabled accessDisabled access
Other information
StatusDouble electric line
Station codeUJN
Zone(s) Western Railway
Division(s) Ratlam
Opened1876; 145 years ago (1876)
Previous namesScindia–Neemuch Railway
Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway
75000 daily
Route map
Katni Murwara
Madan Mahal
Ujjain Junction is located in Madhya Pradesh
Ujjain Junction
Ujjain Junction
Location within Madhya Pradesh

Ujjain Junction railway station was the main railway station of Ujjain city in the western part of Madhya Pradesh. Its code was UJN. Ujjain Junction fell under the administrative control of Western Railway Zone of Indian Railways. Ujjain Junction was A – category railway station of Western Railway Zone. It consisted of 8 railway platforms.[1][2]


The Indore–Ujjain branch line was opened in August 1876 and the line was completed in 1879–80. It was part of Scindia Railway. Ratlam–Ujjain line completed and opened for traffic during the year 1896.

The surveys of IndoreNeemuch line via Ujjain started long back in 1871–72 when the plan and estimates for the whole project was submitted to the Government of India in 1872–73.

Maharaja Jayajirao Scindia of Gwalior agreed to grant a loan of Rs. 7.5 million at 4 per cent per annum interest for the project.

Scindia Neemuch Railway amalgamated under a single management in the year 1881–82 and were named as Rajputana Malwa railway.

In November 1951, Western Railway with its headquarters at Mumbai came into existence after merging of Rajputana Malwa railway with the other State Railways and overtook the administration of Ujjain. The broad-gauge portion was extended from Ujjain – MaksiIndore in 1964–66 and the doubling of the Indore–Bhopal sections was completed during 1993–2001.[3]

The doubling of the sections Nagda–Ujjain section was done in 1979–1981 followed by in Ujjain–Maksi section 1964–1965.

This junction was electrified in 1992 and Ratlam–Bhopal passenger was first electric train. The Ujjain-Indore route and Indore Junction were electrified in 2011.

Gauge conversion of Ujjain–Fatehabad line had an estimated cost of Rs 120 crore. It will reduced the distance between Ujjain and Indore by 20 km as well as reduced one and a half hour. The Railways had closed this 134-year old metre-gauge rail section in February 2014.[4][5][6][7]

In September 2017, the station was the award for the Best Tourist Friendly Railway Station by President Ramnath Kovind at a glittering ceremony at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.[8]

Link route[edit]

The main station of Ujjain lied on the RatlamBhopal, IndoreNagda and GunaKhandwa route. To the west it was connected to Ratlam Junction, to the north it was connected with Nagda Junction, to the east it was connected with Maksi Junction, Bhopal Junction, and to the south it was connected to Indore Junction BG, Dewas Junction.

Suburban stations[edit]

The city of Ujjain had four other railway stations which were:


  1. ^ "Ujjain Junction (UJN):Passenger Amenities Details As on : 31/03/2018, Division : Ratlam". Raildrishti.
  2. ^ "अब 26 नहीं 23 फरवरी को उज्जैन-भोपाल सेक्शन का निरीक्षण करेंगे परे महाप्रबंधक". Bhaskar.
  3. ^ "History of Ratlam Division" (PDF). Western Railway.
  4. ^ "Railways to start prelim work on Ujjain-Fatehabad route". Times of India.
  5. ^ "MP-Railways joint venture to execute Rs 15,000 cr rail projects". Free Press Journal.
  6. ^ "Shivraj spends three hours in Mahakal City ahead of 'Mission-2018'". Free Press Journal.
  7. ^ "Ujjain-Fatehabad meter gauge fate in doldrums for want of budget". Times of India.
  8. ^ "Best Tourist Friendly Railway Station award went to Ujjain Railway Station". Free Press Journal. Bhopal. 29 September 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017.

External links[edit]

Ujjain travel guide from Wikivoyage