Nagpur Railway Station

Nagpur Railway Station

Railways in Nagpur started in 1867. Later In the year 1881, Nagpur was directly linked to Kolkata.

Nagpur Railway station is one of the important railway stations due to its geographical location. Nagpur is the geographically central location of India.

Nagpur railway station has been select as one of 22 railway stations in India that will be upgraded to international level facilities.

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History

Looking at the historical background of Railways at Nagpur it will he noticed that Railways are serving Nagpur since 1867 when the portion of the Bombay-Bhusaval-Nagpur line falling under the Nagpur district area was opened for traffic. Afterward, the city was connected with Howrah during 1881 on a Meter gauge by the Chhattisgarh state Railway. It was converted into a broad gauge in 1881 by Bengal Nagpur Railway company. The Nagpur – Nagbhir and Nagpur – Chhindwara Narrow gauge lines formed part of the old Satpura Railway. These lines were constructed between 1904-1911. In the year 1867, the Nagpur station was situated beyond the Shukrawari Talab and empress mill on the eastern side of the present railway station, which was constructed in the year 1924.