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Jhansi Junction railway station

Jhansi
Indian Railway Junction Station
Location Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh
India
Coordinates
Elevation 260 metres (850 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by North Central Railway
Line(s) New Delhi-Mumbai CST
Agra-Bhopal section
Delhi-Chennai line
Jhansi-Kanpur section
Jhansi-Manikpur-Allahabad section
Jhansi-Shivpuri section (proposed)
Platforms 7
Tracks 13
Construction
Structure type Standard on ground
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code JHS
Zone(s) North Central Railway
Division(s) Jhansi
History
Opened 1880
Electrified 1986-87
Location
Jhansi Junction railway station is located in Uttar Pradesh
Jhansi Junction railway station
Location of Jhansi railway station in Uttar Pradesh

Jhansi Junction is a major railway junction in the city of Jhansi in Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. It is a major intercity hub and a technical stoppage for many superfast trains in India. Jhansi has its own division in the North Central Railway zone of Indian Railways. It lies on the main Delhi-Chennai and Delhi-Mumbai line. The station code is JHS.

History

At 1880 Jhansi Station

The railway station was built by the British in the late 1880s. After a long survey of three places the current site was selected for the station. The station has a massive fort-like building painted in maroon and off white.

The station had three platforms in the beginning. ( Platform One is 2,525 feet (770 m) long making it the fifth longest in the world. It could easily handle two trains at a time (Same are the cases with platforms two and three).)

The first Shatabdi Express of India started between New Delhi and Jhansi.

Earlier Jhansi used to be a part of Central railways zone headquartered at Mumbai but now comes under NCR headquartered at Allahabad.

Connectivity

Jhansi Station At PF.No.4

Jhansi Junction is linked with many industrial and important cities of India by direct trains like New Delhi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Bhopal, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jammu, Agra, Bhubaneshwar, Ahmedabad, etc.

Jhansi Junction is served by 4 broad gauge routes:

  1. To Gwalior - New Delhi
  2. To Orai - Kanpur Central
  3. To Bina - Bhopal
  4. To MAURANIPUR - Manikpur

There is an ongoing survey for a new line between Jhansi Junction and Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh which would be further connected to Sawai Madhopur and Jaipur.

Many prestigious Indian Railways trains pass through Jhansi, including the

Jhansi is an important destination for tourists intending to go to Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Orchha.

Demand for new trains

  • Night train between Jhansi and New Delhi
  • Intercity to Allahabad via Mahoba, Banda, Chitrakoot
  • Janshatabdi/Intercity to Jabalpur or Katni to link Jhansi to south Bundelkhand cities like Sagar and Damoh
  • extension of Agra Fort Ahmedabad express to Jhansi
  • extension of Jaipur Agra Shatabdi to Jhansi .it would provide superfast connectivity to foreign tourists for Khajuraho
  • A weekly train to Guwahati
  • A weekly express to Jodhpur

Facilities

Jhansi Junction has 7 platforms, 4 broad over-bridges. Due to heavy usage, two new platforms are planned, increasing the total to 11. Five pairs of the Rajdhani Express as well as the Bhopal - New Delhi Shatabdi Express pass through Jhansi. Three pairs of Duronto Express also have their technical stoppages at Jhansi. All state Sampark Krantis passing through Jhansi have official stops at Jhansi. In all more than 150 trains stop at Jhansi Junction every day.

The station also features a restaurant, air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned waiting rooms, a cyber cafe, and tourist information offices of both the Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh governments. Outside the station also there is a passenger complex and canteen.

See also



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