Ujjain Junction railway station
|Indian Railways station|
|Location||Station Road, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh|
|Elevation||492 m (1,614 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Western Railway|
|Connections||Taxi stand, Auto stand|
|Structure type||Standard (on-ground station)|
|Status||Double electric line|
|Previous names||Scindia–Neemuch Railway|
Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway
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.
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.
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 – Maksi–Indore in 1964–66 and the doubling of the Indore–Bhopal sections was completed during 1993–2001.
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.
The main station of Ujjain lied on the Ratlam–Bhopal, Indore–Nagda and Guna–Khandwa 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.
The city of Ujjain had four other railway stations which were:
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- "अब 26 नहीं 23 फरवरी को उज्जैन-भोपाल सेक्शन का निरीक्षण करेंगे परे महाप्रबंधक". Bhaskar.
- "History of Ratlam Division" (PDF). Western Railway.
- "Railways to start prelim work on Ujjain-Fatehabad route". Times of India.
- "MP-Railways joint venture to execute Rs 15,000 cr rail projects". Free Press Journal.
- "Shivraj spends three hours in Mahakal City ahead of 'Mission-2018'". Free Press Journal.
- "Ujjain-Fatehabad meter gauge fate in doldrums for want of budget". Times of India.
- "Best Tourist Friendly Railway Station award went to Ujjain Railway Station". Free Press Journal. Bhopal. 29 September 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
Ujjain travel guide from Wikivoyage