Muri Junction railway station

Muri Junction, station code MURI, is the railway station serving the remote town of Muri, Ranchi in the Ranchi district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Muri Junction belongs to the Ranchi division of the South Eastern Railway Zone of the Indian Railway.

Muri Junction
Indian Railway Station
Muri Junction railway station
Location Muri, Ranchi, Ranchi district, Jharkhand
 India
Coordinates 23°22′43″N 85°52′0″E / 23.37861°N 85.86667°ECoordinates: 23°22′43″N 85°52′0″E / 23.37861°N 85.86667°E
Elevation 257 metres (843 ft)
Line(s) Gomoh-Muri branch line
Tatanagar-Barkakana branch line
Muri-Ranchi line
Platforms 3
Construction
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Functional
Station code MURI
Zone(s) South Eastern Railway
Division(s) Ranchi Division
History
Opened 1907

History

The Purulia-Ranchi line was opened as a narrow gauge railway of BNR in 1907.[1]

In 1927, Bengal Nagpur Railway opened the 116-kilometre (72 mi) Chandil-Barkakana section to traffic.[2]

The construction of the 143 kilometres (89 mi) long Chandrapura-Muri-Ranchi-Hatia line started in 1957 and was completed in 1961.[3]

Facilities

The major facilities available are Waiting rooms, retiring room, computerized reservation facility, Reservation Counter, Vehicle parking etc.[4][5] The vehicles are allowed to enter the station premises. Security personnel from the Government Railway police (GRP) are present for security. A Railway medical unit providing health facilities is located near Muri Junction.[5]

Platforms

There are three platforms which are interconnected with foot over bridge (FOB).

Trains

Many Express and passenger trains pass through Muri Junction. Muri also serves as terminal station for few of them. Several electrified local passenger trains also run from Ranchi to neighboring destinations on frequent intervals. Muri is Connected to major cities of India- Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Renukoot,Surat, Guwahati, Patna, Kanpur, Puri, Jammu Tawi, etc. [6][7]

Nearest airports

The nearest airports to Muri Junction are:

  1. Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi 63 kilometres (39 mi)
  2. Gaya Airport, Gaya 200 kilometres (120 mi)
  3. Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport, Patna 289 kilometres (180 mi)
  4. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata 308 kilometres (191 mi)

See also

References

  1. ^ "IR History: Part - III (1900 - 1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2012-11-12.
  2. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  3. ^ Moonis Raza & Yash Aggarwal. "Transport Geography of India: Commodity Flow and the Regional Structure of Indian Economy". page 60. Concept Publishing Company, A-15/16 Commercial Block, Mohan Garden, New Delhi - 110059. ISBN 81-7022-089-0. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  4. ^ "List of Locations (Irrespective Of States) Where Computerized Reservation Facilities Are Available". Official website of the Indian Railways. Archived from the original on 3 July 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  5. ^ a b "RANCHI DIVISION AT A GLANCE". Official Website, South Eastern Railway, Govt of India. Archived from the original on 30 May 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Trains at Muri Junction". India Rail Info. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Muri Railway Station Details". indiantrains.org. Retrieved 1 April 2012.

External links

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