Khandwa Junction railway station

Khandwa Junction is on the Jabalpur-Bhusaval section of Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line. It lies in Khandwa district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Khandwa Junction
Indian Railway Junction Station
Khandwa Junction railway station
Khandwa Junction railway station
Location Khandwa, Khandwa District, Madhya Pradesh
 India
Coordinates 21°49′26″N 76°21′11″E / 21.824°N 76.353°ECoordinates: 21°49′26″N 76°21′11″E / 21.824°N 76.353°E
Elevation 310 metres (1,020 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Line(s) Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line
Jabalpur-Bhusaval section
Gwalior-Indore-Khandwa line
Khandwa-Akola line
Platforms 7
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code KNW
Zone(s) Central Railways
Division(s) Bhusaval
History
Opened 1866
Electrified 1991-92
Location
Khandwa Junction railway station is located in Madhya Pradesh
Khandwa Junction railway station
Khandwa Junction railway station
Location in Madhya Pradesh

History

The Great Indian Peninsula Railway opened Bhusawal-Khandwa section in 1866.[1][2]

  • Saroo Brierley, hails from a small village, Ganesh Talai, near Khandwa and Burhanpur railway stations. In his autobiographical novel, Lion, he described how he accidentally boarded a train in Burhanpur and carried away to Howrah station. Soon after, he ended up destitute on Kolkata roads and eventually in an orphanage whence he was adopted by an Australian family. Years later Saroo returns back to his native place to meet his mother and other members of his family. This story was the subject of a major motion picture, by the same name.

Reference

  • Saroo Brierley, Lion, New American Library, New York, 2013.

Electrification

The Harda-Khandwa-Bhusaval sector was electrified in 1991-92.[3]

References

  1. ^ "IR History: Early Days – I". Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1832 - 1865). Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  2. ^ "IR History: Early Days – II". Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1870 - 1899). Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  3. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 17 November 2013.

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