Hotgi Junction railway station

Hotgi Junction railway station (Station code: HG) is a railway junction station under Solapur Railway Division of Central Railway zone of Indian Railways located at Hotgi, suburb of Solapur.

Hotgi Junction
होटगी जंक्शन
Light rail & Regional rail
Location Near Railway Rest House, Hotgi-413215. Maharashtra
India
Coordinates 17°33′55″N 75°59′23″E / 17.5652°N 75.9896°ECoordinates: 17°33′55″N 75°59′23″E / 17.5652°N 75.9896°E
Elevation 473 metres (1,552 ft)
Owned by Indian railways
Operated by Central Railway zone
Line(s) = Gadag - Hotgi line
Guntakal–Hotgi
Platforms 3
Tracks 3
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access
Other information
Station code HG
Zone(s) Central Railway zone
Division(s) Solapur Railway Division
Fare zone Indian railways
History
Opened 1884
Location
Hotgi railway station is located in Maharashtra
Hotgi railway station
Hotgi railway station
Location in Maharashtra

History

In 1881 the Bombay Eastern Deccan Railway was under construction with William Michell the Engineer-in-Charge. This line immediately upon opening became the Bijapur Branch of the Southern Mahratta Railway.

The Southern Mahratta Railway (SMR) was founded in 1882 to construct a metre gauge(MG) railway between Hotgi and Gadag (opened to traffic in 1884), one of the "famine lines" set up with a guarantee.

Established

The Hotgi railway station was opened in 1884, when the Southern Mahratta Railway started to build meter gauge railway line between Hotgi and Gadag in 1882, which was completed in the year 1884.[1][2]

Development

Gadag-Hotgi Rail Doubling is sanctioned in the year 2014-15 Doubling for part length of this project, i.e. from Hotgi-Kudgi (134 km) is taken up under Customer Funding Model.For this purpose NTPC have deposited Rs.946 cr. with Railway. New Crossing station @ Kudgi with 4 lines for giving connectivity to NTPC was commissioned on 29.01.2017. Work is in progress in the section between Minchinal-Lachyan (42.5 km) is targeted for commissioning during 2017-18. [3]

Services

It connects to Solapur Junction on north-west direction, Gulburga and Wadi Junction on South-East direction, Bijapur and Gadag Junction on south direction.

Lines

The Hotgi-Gadag railway line was metre gauge and converted to broad gauge in stages. The conversion was finally completed in December 2008. Now Hotgi is connected to Hubli and Hospet by direct trains. Bangalore-Solapur train now runs via Bijapur and Hotgi.

References

  1. ^ "Southern Mahratta Railway". Fibiwiki. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  2. ^ Places - Hotgi. Gazetteer Department, Government of Maharashtra (Sholapur District) (2006 ed.). Mumbai. 1884. Retrieved 30 June 2014. |first1= missing |last1= in Editors list (help)
  3. ^ GADAG-HOTGI DOUBLING

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