Kashi railway station
Indian Railways station
General information
LocationKashi Railway Station Road, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
India
Coordinates25°19′39″N 83°01′53″E / 25.327494°N 83.031522°E / 25.327494; 83.031522
Elevation81.268 meters (266.6 feet)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byIndian Railways
Platforms3
Tracks4 Double Electrified tracks
Train operatorsIndian Railways
ConnectionsAuto rickshaw
Bus
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on-ground station)
ParkingAvailable
Bicycle facilitiesAvailable
Disabled accessNot available
Other information
Station codeKEI
Zone(s) Northern Railway
Division(s) Lucknow Charbagh NR
Fare zoneNorthern Railway zone
Location
Kashi railway station is located in Varanasi district
Kashi railway station
Kashi railway station
Location within Varanasi district

Kashi railway station is one of the railway stations in Varanasi district. It is 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) east of Varanasi Junction railway station, 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) North-West of Mughalsarai Junction railway station and 26 kilometres (16 mi) South-East of Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport. Kashi railway station serves the Eastern suburbs of Varanasi district and serves as major secondary railway station to Varanasi and Mughalsarai railway stations.[1]

General

Kashi railway station has three platforms. Four double Electrified tracks pass through the station. On average, two trains originate and thirty-eight trains halt at this station daily.[1][2]

Modernization

The railways redeveloped the station, coming up with the modern amenities. The station was upgraded with beautiful walls, waiting rooms, circulating areas and a foot overbridge (FOB). The walls of station were coated with beautiful religious and cultural paintings. LEDs were also added to get over poor lighting and decorative lights were used to enhance the beautification at night. For up-gradation, up to Rs. 1 Crore was spent.[3]

Plans

Due to heavy traffic congestion and growing industry demands in Varanasi, Kashi railway station was chosen for Intermodal Station (IMS) by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).[4] The Intermodal station will be integrated with various transportation modes, such as rail, road, mass rapid transit system, bus rapid transit system, and inland waterways. It will be developed under public–private partnership. The area required for development of Intermodal Station (IMS) is estimated to be 47.26 acres.[5][6]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Kashi station". India Rail Info. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Stations in Varanasi". varanasi.org. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Indian Railways Kashi station is a beautiful sight! See pictures of the redeveloped station".
  4. ^ "Intermodal Stations to come up in 15 cities".
  5. ^ "Development of Inter-Modal Station Varanasi" (PDF).
  6. ^ "First 2 intermodal stations to come up in Nagpur, Varanasi".