Qazigund railway station

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Qazigund railway station
Indian Railway Station
Kashmir Valley Railway 133.jpg
Platform and sign of Qazigund station in 2010
LocationKulgam, Jammu and Kashmir
Coordinates33°35′19″N 75°09′29″E / 33.5886°N 75.1580°E / 33.5886; 75.1580Coordinates: 33°35′19″N 75°09′29″E / 33.5886°N 75.1580°E / 33.5886; 75.1580
Elevation1722.165 m
Owned byMinistry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s)Northern railway
Platforms2
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeStandard on-ground station
ParkingYes
Other information
Station codeQG[1]
Fare zoneNorthern railway
History
Opened2008
ElectrifiedNot yet

Qazigund railway station lies on Northern Railway network zone of Indian Railways. It is the main transport hub for the people of Qazigund.

Location[edit]

The station is situated near Qazigund town in Kulgam district, Jammu and Kashmir.

History[edit]

The station has been built as part of the Jammu–Baramulla line megaproject, intending to link the Kashmir Valley with Jammu Tawi and the rest of the Indian railway network. On the inauguration day former PM of India, Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi enjoyed the 12-minute ride to Qazigund with 100 students, mostly girls, of the Banihal Higher Secondary School, and made the 17.8-km ride back to Banihal, passing through the tunnel, the second longest in Asia. Those who accompanied them were Governor N.N. Vohra, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge and Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.[2]

Reduced Level[edit]

The RL of the station is 1671 m above mean sea level.

Design[edit]

Like every other station in this mega project, this station also 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.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "74627/Banihal Baramula DEMU". India Rail Info. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  2. ^ Balchand, K. (27 June 2013). "Banihal-Qazigund rail link opened". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 5 December 2013.