Solapur railway station is located in Solapur district in the Indian state of Maharashtra and serves Solapur city and the industrial belt around it. It is headquarters of Solapur Railway Division and a part of Central Railway zone.It is the 4th cleanest railway station in India ranked A-1 among 500 main stations in India
The first train in India traveled from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai to Thane on 16 April 1853 on a track laid by the Great Indian Peninsula Railway. The GIPR line was extended to Kalyan in 1854 and then on the south-east side to Khopoli via Palasdari railway station at the foot of the Western Ghats in 1856. While construction work was in progress across the Bhor Ghat, GIPR opened to public the Khandala-Pune track in 1858. The Bhor Ghat incline connecting Palasdari to Khandala was completed in 1862, thereby connecting Mumbai and Pune. GIPR extended its line to Raichur in 1871 and met the line of Madras Railway thereby establishing direct Mumbai-Chennai link.
The Pune-Raichur sector of the Mumbai-Chennai line was opened in stages: the portion from Diksal in Pune to Barshi Road was opened in 1859, from Barshi Road to Mohol in 1860 and from Mohol to Solapur also in 1860. Work on the line from Solapur southwards was begun in 1865.
Solapur railway station platformboard.The metre gauge Solapur-Hubli line was opened in stages. The Gadag-Hotgi section was opened in 1884 and the Hotgi-Solapur section in 1887.The line was converted to broad gauge in 2008.
Located in Bhima basin, the area is home to powerloom and handloom textile units, beedi-making and other industries.Once financial center of Yadavas regim it is largest city amongst its neighbouring districts in Maharashtra and Karnataka border.The Pune-Solapur-Wadi line will be electrified with a loan of Rs. 1,500 crore from Asian Development Bank. Work was initiated in 2012.
Solapur is a city located in the south-eastern region of Indian state of Maharashtra. Solapur is located on major road and rail routes between Mumbai and Hyderabad, with a branch line to the cities of Bijapur (now known as Vijayapur) and Gadag in the neighbouring state of Karnataka.It is classified as a 2 Tier and B-2 class city by House Rent Allowance (HRA) classification by the Government of India.It is 49th-most-populous city in India and 43rd-largest urban agglomeration.
Solapur has speakers of Marathi and Kannada.Solapur is the fourth-largest district in Maharashtra in terms of land area, and seventh-largest in terms of population and 43 largest populated district in India The district shares its borders with the indian state of Karnataka.
Pandharpur is a holy and famous pilgrimage place dedicated to Lord Vitthal and Shri. Rakhumai goddess prominently worshipped among Varkari community. It is also one of the Kuldaivat of Maharashtra State. It is located at a distance of 72 km by road from Solapur District headquarters. An important tourist destination is Siddeshwar Temple, the abode of Siddheshwar (Siddhrameshwara) built in the 16th century. It attracts 3.5 million pilgrims yearly. Solapur is also famous for its Markandeya Temple built in 1893, the Venkateshwara Temple built in 1970, and the Rupa Bhavani temple built in the 19th century, Shri Shankar Temple. Solapur has a land based fort in the city centre and also, Akkalkot was the home to Shri Swami Samarth Maharaj, a 19th-century saint who is believed by his devotees to be an incarnation of Lord Dattatreya. Akkalkot State during the British Raj, was a princely state ruled by the royal Bhonsale dynasty
Some Trains are Originate and passes through Solapur railway station:
19567:Madurai – Okha Vivek Express
22882:Bhubaneshwar Pune Express
56903:Solapur – Dharwar Passenger
19420:Ahmedabad Chennai Express
22696:Jaipur Yesvantpur Premium
17203:Bhavnagar Terminus Kakinada Express
19202:Porbandar – Secunderabad Express
19568:Okha – Madurai Vivek Express
16217:Mysore Shirdi Express
16229:Mysore Varanasi Express