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Chhindwara railway station

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Owned by  Indian Railways
Structure type  At Ground
Opened  1904
Tracks  4
Elevation  675 m
Owner  Indian Railways
Chhindwara railway station
Location  Chhindwara, Chhindwara district, Madhya Pradesh India
Line(s)  Nagpur-Chhindwara branch line, Chhindwara-Amla link, Satpura narrow gauge lines
Platforms  3 (1 for broad gauge and 2 for narrow gauge)
Address  Pataleshwar Rd, Nai Abadi, Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh 480001
Similar  Amla Junction railway st, Ghoradongri railway station, Hoshangabad railway station, Mandideep railway station, Dabra railway station

Chhindwara railway station serves Chhindwara in Chhindwara district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

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History

Chhindwara was part of the Satpura narrow gauge lines. It was connected with Nainpur, the focal point of the narrow gauge railway, in 1904. The Chhindwara-Pench Coalfield line came up in 1906-07.

Gauge conversion

The 147 km (91 mi) long Nagpur-Chhindwara section and the 180 km (112 mi) long Chhindwara-Nainpur-Mandla section are amongst the approved gauge conversion projects. These projects are getting delayed because of funds crunch.

Electrification

As of 2012, electrification of the Amla-Chhindwara section is expected to start soon.

Railway Colony

The Chhindwara section in Nagpur division being one of the highest earning sections in the South East Central Railway.

The Railway Colony comprises Ward Numners 4 & 5. The colony covers a big part of Chhindwara city, located in the South-Eastern side of the NH-69A. The colony was established during the British Era, it is a well-planned township with proper sanitation and electric facility. The colony is well decorated and maintained. All the Railway establishments are present here. There are about one thousand staff quarters. The entire colony is further divided into different colonies such as the AEN Office & Colony, Loco Colony, Running Staff Colony, Driver's Colony and Doubling Colony etc.

All type of Railway amenities like Running Room, Railway School, Railway Hospitals, RPF Barrack, Govt. Railway Police Station, The Railway Power Grid and other electric substations, ATM counters, Railway Children's Parks have been facilitate.

There is an Institute, the Railway Institute, from the British time, which were used as theaters and recreation clubs by the Britishers. These are now used for marriage and other parties and cultural programs.

There are facilities like Auditorium, Indoor Badminton Court, Table Tennis Court, Chess Court, Carrom board Room, Gym, Volleyball Court and Library etc. Chess & Carrom have become very popular games in this area, there after many kids & adults from here participated and won in different levels.

Railway has organized different tournaments in Cricket, Carrom, Badminton, Chess, Volleyball time to time to motivate the railway employees, their family members as well as other residential of Chhindwara city.

The religious institution includes Maa Annapurna Temple in Loco Colony, Durga Puja Mandap of Bengali Association, Ganesh Puja Mandap near Hospital, The Hanuman Mandir of Station etc. The Bengali Association was established in 1943, till then mainly it observes the Durga Puja, followed by Lakshmi, Saraswati and Kali Pujas, it is the oldest Durga Puja of the town, idol-makers from Kumartoli-Kolkata used to come and prepare the idols. Apart from Religious it also serves as a Social Organization, it observes the occasions like the Bengali New Year, Birth and Death Anniversary of famous personalities, like Rabindranath Tagore, Vivekananda, Ramkrishna Paramhamsa etc.

The Railways management is looking to further beautification of railway surrounding areas in future.

Apart from these, Railway Station area is the place where, daily in evening thousands of public has come for daily recreations, public meetings, Get-togethers, discussion on social as well as competitional matters.

References

Chhindwara railway station Wikipedia


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