Kota Junction railway station is a railway station on the West Central railway network of India which serves Kota in Rajasthan. It is the headquarters of Kota railway division of West Central Railway zone.
Kota is an important station on the New Delhi–Mumbai main line and has direct connectivity with all major cities in the country. More than 150 trains make a halt at the station. Many important trains originate from Kota including Kota – Damoh Passenger, Kota – Indore Intercity Express, Kota – Patna Express and Kota – Sriganganagar Express. There is another railway station called Dakaniya Talav railway station at Indira Nagar in South Kota and 3 more satellite stations which are at Sogariya, Dedhdevi and Chandresal
Kota is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.
The Kanwalpura-Kota and Gurla-Kota sections were electrified in the financial year of 1987-88 under Western Railways
The history of the city dates back to the 12th century A.D. when the Hada Chieftain, Rao Deva, conquered the territory and founded Bundi and Hadoti. Later, in the early 17th century AD during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, the ruler of Bundi -RaoRatan Singh, gave the smaller principality of Kota to his son, Madho Singh. Since then Kota became a hallmark of the Rajput gallantry and culture.
The south-eastern region of Rajasthan known as Hadoti comprises of Bundi, Baran, Jhalawar and Kota is a treasure of history dating back to several centuries. Prehistoric caves,paintings, formidable forts and the mighty Chambal River hurtling from the Vindhyas are dotted in the region. When Jait Singh of Bundi defeated the Bhil Chieftain Koteya in a battle, he raised the first battlement or the ‘Garh’ (fort) over his severed head. The Independent state of Kota became a reality in 1631 when RaoMadho Singh, the second son of RaoRatan of Bundi was made the ruler, by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.
Situated on the banks of the Chambal River,at an important juncture of the trade route between Delhi and Gujarat, Kota is Rajasthan’s Fifth Largest City. This Bustling,sprawling city is also called the industrial capital of the state. The tentacles of the modern world have the city in its grip with the Chambal Valley Project giving it a major position on the state’s industrial map.
Some Trains are Originate and Passes through Kota Junction Railway station:
12980:Jaipur – Bandra Super Fast Express
18574:Bhagat Ki Kothi Visakhapatnam Express
19713:Jaipur – Secunderabad Express
12974:Jaipur – Indore Express
16863:Bhagat Ki Kothi Mannargudi Express
12263:Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto Express
19659:Kolkata Shalimar – Udaipur Express
19023:Mumbai – Firozpur Janata Express
18208:Jaipur – Durg Express
18214:Jaipur Durg Express
18473:Puri – Jodhpur Express