Jhansi Junction is a major railway junction in the city of Jhansi in Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the busiest and largest railway stations in India. It is a major intercity hub and a technical stoppage for many superfast trains in India. Jhansi has its own division in the North Central Railway zone of Indian Railways. It lies on the main Delhi-Chennai and Delhi-Mumbai line. The station code is JHS.
The railway station was built by the British in the late 1880s. After a long survey of three places the current site was selected for the station. The station has a massive fort-like building painted in maroon and off white.
The station had three platforms in the beginning. ( Platform One is 2,525 feet (770 m) long making it the fifth longest in the world. It could easily handle two trains at a time (Same are the cases with platforms two and three).
Jhansi Junction was the focal point for The Indian Midland Railways Company which laid down lines radially in all directions from Jhansi Junction and managed the large workshop at Jhansi.
The first Shatabdi Express of India started between New Delhi and Jhansi.
Earlier Jhansi used to be a part of Central railways zone headquartered at Mumbai but now comes under North Central Railway Zone headquartered at Allahabad.
Jhansi Junction is linked with many industrial and important cities of India by direct trains like New Delhi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Bhopal, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jammu, Agra, Bhubaneshwar, Ahmedabad, etc.
Jhansi Junction is served by 4 broad gauge routes:
To Delhi – Mumbai
To Jhansi – Kanpur Central
To Bina – Bhopal
To Khajuraho – Manikpur
There is an ongoing survey for a new line between Jhansi Junction and Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh which would be further connected to Sawai Madhopur and Jaipur
Jhansi is a historic city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It lies in the region of Bundelkhand on the banks of the Pahuj River, in the extreme south of Uttar Pradesh. Jhansi is the administrative headquarters of Jhansi district and Jhansi division. Called the Gateway to Bundelkhand, Jhansi is situated between the rivers Pahuj and Betwa at an average elevation of 285 metres (935 feet). It is about 415 kilometres (258 mi) from New Delhi and 292 kilometres (181 mi) from Lucknow
The original walled city grew around its stone fort which crowns a neighbouring rock. The ancient name of the city was Balwantnagar. From 1817 to 1854, Jhansi was the capital of the princely state of Jhansi which was ruled by Maratha rajas. The state was annexed by the British Governor General in 1854; Damodar Rao’s claim to the throne was rejected but Rani Lakshmibai ruled it from June 1857 to June 1858.
Some trains are originate and passes through Jhansi Junction railway station
22182:Hazrat Nizamuddin – Jabalpur Super Fast Express
15016:Yesvantpur Gorakpur Express
12621:Tamil Nadu Express
22679:SVDK Premium Express
82651:Yesvantpur – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Suvidha Express
12171:Mumbai LTT – Haridwar AC Super Fast
18215:Durg Jammu Tawi Express
22455:Sainagar Shirdi – Kalka Super Fast Express
22691:Bangalore – Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express
12616:Grand Trunk Express