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Bhopal Junction railway station

Bhopal Junction
Indian Railway Junction Station
Bhopal Junction
Station statistics
Address Bhopal Main Junction Railway Station, Near Nadra Bus Stand, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Line(s) Agra-Bhopal section
Bhopal-Nagpur section
Delhi-Chennai line
Connections Taxi Stand, Auto Stand
Platforms 6
Tracks 9
Parking Available
Baggage check Available
Other information
Opened 1910
Electrified Yes
Station code BPL
Owned by Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Fare zone West Central Railway
Services
Waiting Room, Dormitory/Retiring Rooms, Baggage Room, Refreshment, ATM

Bhopal Junction (Hindi: भोपाल जंक्शन; Urdu: بھوپال جنکشن‎) (Station Code: BPL) is a major railway junction of India and main railway station of Bhopal, the capital of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Bhopal junction is the starting point for India's first ISO certified train, the Shaan-e-Bhopal Express, while the newly announced Bhopal–Indore AC Double Decker Intercity Express will be the first AC Double Decker train and Bhopal–Indore AC Double Decker Non-Stop Express will be the first non-stop point to point train of Central India (Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh). This station also serves as a connecting point for various pilgrims from Nepal, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan and Myanmar to visit the Stupa of Sanchi, an important Buddhist stupa, which is about 40 km from Bhopal Junction railway station.

Construction

The main station of Bhopal is known as Bhopal Junction. It was constructed in year 1941 before India got independence. The second station of the city (Bhopal Habibganj) was constructed in year 1975 and its inauguration was done by Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India. Later on, The city of Bhopal got 4 new other local railway stations named as:

Station Name Station Code Railway Zone Total Platforms
Bhopal Junction BPL West Central Railway 7
Bhopal Habibganj HBJ West Central Railway 5
Bhopal Bairagarh BIH Western Railway 3
Bhopal Misrod MSD West Central Railway 3
Bhopal Sukhisewania BSSN West Central Railway 2
Bhopal Mandideep MDP West Central Railway 4

So in total Bhopal has 6 Railway Stations within its city limits.

The Main Railway Station as well as Bhopal Habibganj Railway Station are selected along with 47 Other Railway Stations to emerge as The World Class Railway Station. The Bhopal Junction and Bhopal Habibganj have already received ISO 9001:2000 CERTIFICATE.

Location

The Main Railway Station of Bhopal is located:

Structure and Facilities

The railway station consist a total number of 6 Platforms. The Platforms are well furnished and provide the following facilities:

  • 14 Gents Waiting Halls
  • 4 Ladies Waiting Halls
  • Railway Restaurants
  • 12 Food Plaza
  • RO Vending Water Machine
  • 18 Reserved Computerised Ticket Counters
  • 10 Un-Reserved Computerised Ticket Counters
  • Railway Parking System
  • Water Reserve System
  • Internet Cafes
  • STD Calling Booths
  • Sanitation Facilities and Complex

Connectivity

Bhopal Junction Railway Station is located on the Main DelhiChennai route which halts more than 200 daily trains, with a total of more than 380 trains within a week. To the north of the Bhopal Junction lies Bina Junction, to the south lies Itarsi Junction. There is one track which connect Bhopal to the west with Ujjain Junction, Ratlam Junction and Ahmedabad Junction. Also to some portion of Indore Junction and Dewas Junction.

Important trains originating

Bhopal city is the starting point for the Fastest train of India The Bhopal Shatabdi Express as well as the fastest mail express train which is also India's first ISO certified train Shaan-e-Bhopal Express, while the newly announced Bhopal–Indore AC Double Decker Intercity Express will be the first AC Double Decker train and Bhopal–Indore AC Double Decker Non-Stop Express will be the first non-stop point to point train of Central India (Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh). The Mail, Express and Passenger trains starting from Bhopal include :

Important trains passing through

The location of Bhopal Junction is such that the trains for almost every Indian state (excluding Himachal, Assam and North East) are available. The station halts five pairs of Rajdhani Express, two pairs of Garibrath Express, Shatabdi Express, Duronto Express and about 210 pairs of express, while 13 pairs of passenger trains. The Bhopal Junction railway station being the major station of the city is also the originating point of the fastest train of India, Bhopal Shatabdi. The important trains which pass through Bhopal Junction for different Indian states include :

Trains for Jammu & Kashmir

Trains for Punjab

Trains for Haryana/Uttrakhand

Trains for Delhi

Trains for Uttar Pradesh

Trains for Bihar

Trains for West Bengal

  • Bhopal–Howrah Express
  • Indore–Howrah Shipra Express
  • Ajmer–Kolkata Express
  • Bhuj-Shalimar Express

Trains for Orissa

  • Jodhpur–Puri Express
  • Valsad–Puri Express

Trains for Telangana

Trains for Andhra Pradesh


Trains for Tamil Nadu

Trains for Kerala

Trains for Karnataka

Trains for Goa

Trains for Maharashtra

Trains for Gujarat

Trains for Rajasthan

  • Bhopal–Jaipur Express
  • Bhopal - Jodhpur
  • Chennai–Jaipur Express
  • Coimbatore–Jaipur Express
  • Mysore–Jaipur Express
  • Pune–Jaipur Express
  • Hyderabad–Jaipur Express
  • Hyderabad–Ajmer Express
  • Kolkata–Ajmer Express
  • Puri–Jodhpur Express
  • Hazur Shahib Nanded–Sri Ganganagar Express

Trains for destinations within the state (Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh)

Trains for Indore

Trains for Indore Via. Maksi

Trains for Indore Via. Ujjain

Trains for other major cities

Passenger trains

  • Bhopal–Jodhpur–Bhopal
  • Bhopal–Bina–Bhopal
  • Bhopal–Indore–Bhopal
  • Bhopal–Ujjain–Bhopal
  • Bhopal–Dahod–Bhopal
  • Jhansi–Itarsi–Jhansi

See also

References

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