Mazhom railway station
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|Indian Railway Station|
|Location||Budgam, Jammu and Kashmir|
|Owned by||Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways|
|Structure type||Standard on-ground station|
|Fare zone||Northern railway|
Mazhom railway station, also known as Mazhama railway station, lies on Northern Railway Network Zone of Indian Railways. It is situated 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of Srinagar on Gulmarg Road. It is the major railway stations in Budgam district. The station connects Magam Town ((2 km away from station)) with rest of the parts of state. The station comes under Firozpur division of Indian railways and has an average elevation of 1,581 meters (5,187 ft) above mean sea level.
The station features Kashmiri wood architecture, with an intended ambience of a royal court which is designed to complement the local surroundings to the station. Station signage is predominantly in Urdu, English and Hindi.
The railway station was named by Northern Railways as Rajwansheer railway station which led to the large scale controversy by the local population. The controversy was resolved in December 2009 by the intervention of Omar Abdullah and the station was renamed as Mazhom railway station.
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