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Ahmedabad Junction railway station

Ahmedabad Railway Station
Kalupur station
અમદાવાદ જંકશન
अहमदाबाद जंक्शन
Indian Railway Station
Junction Station
Location Kalupur, Ahmedabad (Central Zone), Gujarat
 India
Coordinates
Elevation 52.50 metres (172.2 ft)
Owned by Indian Railway
Operated by Western Railways
Line(s) Ahmedabad-Mumbai Main Line
Ahmedabad-Botad Meter Gauge line
Ahmedabad-Mehsana Meter gauge
Ahmedabad-Gandhidham main line
Jaipur-Ahmedabad line
Ahmedabad-Udaipur Meter Gauge Line
Platforms 12
Tracks 16+
Connections BRTS bus stop 'Kalupur Railway Station', AMTS bus stop 'Kalupur Terminus', Taxicab stand, Auto rickshaw stand
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Yes
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code ADI
Zone(s) Western Railways
Division(s) Ahmedabad
Electrified Yes

Ahmedabad Railway Station is the main railway station of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. It is also the biggest & busiest railway station within Gujarat. It is second highest income generating division in Western Railways besides Mumbai Division.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Station 2
    • Facilities 2.1
  • Train Services 3
    • Trains For Mumbai 3.1
    • Trains For Kanpur 3.2
    • Trains for Delhi 3.3
    • Trains for Howrah 3.4
    • Trains For Pune 3.5
    • Trains For Indore 3.6
    • Trains for Visakhapatnam 3.7
    • Trains for Jammu Tawi 3.8
  • Metre Gauge Trains Originating 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

Before the partition of India, the Sind Mail used to travel to Hyderabad, Sindh via the Hyderabad - Mirpur Khas - Khokhrapar - Munabao - Barmer - Luni - Jodhpur - Pali - Marwar - Palanpur - Ahmedabad route.Constructed by Gokuldas Contractor and Associates.[1][2][3]

Two Minarates of ruined mosque, now in Ahmedabad railway station, 1866

On the north side, as the train enters the station, are the two tallest minarets in Ahmedabad. All traces of their mosque and the memory of its name and date are gone. The style and material of the minarets point to the close of Mahmud Begada's reign (1511), or perhaps rather later. Though much damaged, especially near the foot, the stairs inside the minarets may still be used[4]

Station

The main railway station of Ahmedabad, also referred to as the Ahmedabad Junction Railway Station or Kalupur Railway Station, is the primary station of rail transport for the city of Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat, India and an important center of the Western Railways zone of the Indian Railways. Locally people refer to it as Kalupur Station (as it is situated in Kalupur area of the walled city) to distinguish it from other stations in the city like Gandhigram, Asarva, Sarkhej, Vastrapur, Chandlodia, Vatva, Maninagar and Sabarmati Junction. It serves trains that connect Ahmedabad to different parts of Gujarat, as well as major Indian cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Trivandrum, Ajmer, Dhanbad, Daltonganj, Jaipur and Indore.

The station has 12 platforms. There are an ample numbers of tea stalls, snack bars, medical shops and enquiry desks. The station also has one cybercafe which is run by Tata Indicom. The government is also considering making the station WiFi enabled. The station is undergoing large-scale automation to make it a technologically advanced station, and new ATM outlets from ICICI Bank, Canara Bank, Union Bank of India, Dena Bank, Bank of Baroda, State Bank of India & other major banks has been installed. RailTel plans to open Cyber Cafe in Ahmedabad Station.

Ahmedabad Junction Stationboard
Ahmedabad Junction Platformboard
Shaking Minarets outside Ahmedabad railway station
Ahmedabad Railway Station main entrance

Facilities

Ahmedabad Railway station has launched hand push luggage trolley service at Ahmedabad railway station. Such trolleys are always available at airports, but for railway station, it is a new initiative. The railway will initially charge Rs 5 per luggage trolley from commuters. As of now, the service is available only for platform no.1, but after new elevators and escalators become functional by the end of this year, the trolley service will be introduced at all platform of Ahmedabad railway station.

According to divisional railway manager of Ahmedabad Shri Ashok Garud, the initiative has been taken following a guideline from the Western railway headquarter. The facility would be launched in Rajkot, Surat and Vadodara railway stations too in future.

Also launched in May 2010 was a golf car service for senior citizens and physically challenged persons.[5]

Train Services

Trains For Mumbai

Train number Train name Origin Destination Frequency
14707/08 Ranakpur Express Bikaner Bandra Daily
19132/31 Kutch Express Bhuj Bandra Daily
12479/80 Suryanagri Express Jodhpur Bandra Daily
19116/15 Sayajinagari Express Bhuj Bandra Daily
12990/89 Ajmer Dadar Express Ajmer Dadar W/F/Su
19066/65 Bandra Terminus Jodhpur Express Jodhpur Bandra Sa
12934/33 Karnavati Express Ahmedabad Mumbai Central Daily
19012/11 Gujarat Express Ahmedabad Mumbai Central Daily
12932/31 Ahmedabad Mumbai Central Double Decker Express Ahmedabad Mumbai Central Ex. Su
12010/09 Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express Ahmedabad Mumbai Central Ex. Su
19216/15 Saurashtra Express Porbandar Mumbai Central Daily
12215/16 Delhi Sarai Rohilla Bandra Terminus Garib Rath Express Delhi Sarai Rohilla Bandra Terminus M, Tu, Th, Sa
22452/51 Chandigarh Bandra Terminus Superfast Express Chandigarh Bandra Terminus Su
19028/27 Bandra Terminus Jammu Tawi Vivek Express Jammu Bandra Terminus M
12960/59 Bhuj Dadar Superfast Express Bhuj Dadar M, Th
19018/17 Saurashtra Janata Express Jamnagar Bandra Terminus Daily
19144/43 Lok Shakti Express Ahmedabad Bandra Terminus Daily
19708/07 Aravali Express Jaipur Bandra Terminus Daily
12902/01 Gujarat Mail Ahmedabad Mumbai Central Daily
19006/05 Saurashtra Mail Okha Mumbai Central Daily
59460/59 Link Express Veraval Mumbai Central Daily
12268/67 Ahmedabad Duronto Express Ahmedabad Mumbai Central Daily
12489/90 Bikaner Dadar Superfast Express Bikaner Dadar Tu, Sa
19109/10 Gujarat Queen Ahmedabad Valsad Daily

Trains For Kanpur

  • Gorakhpur Express
  • Sabarmati Express
  • Azimabad Express
  • Guwahati Express
  • Adi Gorakhpur Express via Ajmer/Jaipur
  • Kamakhya Express
  • Okha Bsb Express
  • Bhavnagar (T) Asansol Express
  • Lucknow Special
  • Gimb Howra Express
  • Varanasi - Ahmedabad Exp.(via DLI, LKO & AJMER)
  • Sultanpur - Ahmedabad Exp.(via DLI, LKO & AJMER)
  • Ahmedabad Lucknow Express(Weekly)
  • Garbha Express

Trains for Delhi

Trains for Howrah

Trains For Pune

Trains For Indore

Trains for Visakhapatnam

Trains for Jammu Tawi

Metre Gauge Trains Originating

YDM 4 at Ahmedabad Meter gauge section
  1. Ahmedabad-Mehsana Fast Passenger.(4 times a day)
  2. Ahmedabad-Mehsana Express.
  3. Mehsana Vijapur passenger
  4. Ahmedabad-Ranuj Passenger.
  5. Ahmedabad-Mehsana Intercity Express.
  6. Ahmedabad-Udaipur Express.
  7. Ahmedabad-Udaipur Mewar Fast Passenger.
  8. Ahmedabad-Khedbrahma Passenger.(2 times a day)
  9. Ahmedabad-Himmatnagar Passenger.(2 times a day)
  10. Ahmedabad-Nandol Dehgam Express.(2 times a day)
  11. Ahmedabad-Ranuj Fast Passenger.
  12. Gandhigram-Botad Passenger.(5 times a day)(First train starts from Ahmedabad Junction and travels as Empty Special till Gandhigram and then officially as Gandhigram-Botad Passenger. The last service from Botad to Gandhigram runs till Ahmedabad Junction as Empty Special.)

References

  1. ^ A handbook for travellers in India and Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon: including the Portuguese and French possessions and the Indian States
  2. ^ Young India Vol.11 Mahatma Gandhi
  3. ^ "[IRFCA] Indian Railways FAQ: Geography : International". irfca.org. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  4. ^ Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Ahmedabad. Government Central Press. 1879. p. 267. 
  5. ^ Luggage trolley,golf car services launched at Ahmedabad railway station

External links

  • Trains Arriving and Departing from Ahmedabad
  • Trains Arriving and Departing from Ahmedabad in Next 24 hours
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