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Western Railways, Western Indian Railways

July 31st, 2009 Comments off

The Western Railway is one of the demanding and eventful networks of the 16 railways zones of India.  Headquarters of the Western Railway is situated in Mumbai at Churchgate and it comprises of six divisions including Bhavnagar, Mumbai, Ratlam, Rajkot, Vadodara and Ahmedabad.

Western RailwayThere are numerous major railway lines in Western Railways including Ratlam – Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad – Vadodara and Palanpur – Ahmedabad.  Presently it is serving the coastal Maharashtra, complete state of Gujarat, portions of Western Madhya Pradesh and the eastern portion of Rajasthan.

The Western Railways has been playing the vital role in the economy of India as it serves the western coast of India that possess numerous ports including Kandla, Porbandar, Okha, Bhavnagar in Gujarat and Mumbai in Maharashtra state.

The suburban section of Western Railway is truly remarkable as one of the highly crowded and busiest railway network. It is rightly termed as the lifeline of the Mumbai serving millions of passengers every day. Mumbai western local train stretches from Churchgate to Dahanu Road covering the distance of 120 km in between 38 stations

On November 5, 1951, the Western Railway of India was inaugurated. As a result of reorganization many state-owned railways were merged to create Western Railways.  It comprises of various state owned railways that like the Rajputana, Saurashtra and Jaipur railways,Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway (BB&CI Railway).

Western RailwayIn 1928, the Western Railway introduced the first ever electric train connecting Churchgate to Borivali. Later on, many princely states were integrated in the Western Railway network and numerous railways operating in western Gujarat were amalgamated into Saurashtra Railway.

Ajmer and Jaipur divisions were part of the Western Railway however they were merged with North Western Railway in 2002. Also the Kota division of Western Railway joined with West Central Railway in April 2003.

Western Railways Reservation- Western Indian Railways Booking, Enquiry, Fares

July 30th, 2009 Comments off

Western Railway Zone offers the facility of online reservation to its passengers where in they can book their tickets in advance for the various Western Railway Reservationdestinations. In addition to the online railway reservation, passengers can book their tickets from various reservation offices of western Railways and through various authorized travel agents.

Details of the reservation of the trains running through Western railway zone can be obtained by using the following phone numbers at the various stations of this zone.

Station

Reservation Enquiry

Arr/Dep of trains

AHMEDABAD

-

131

ANAND

-

131

ANKLESHWAR

-

255131

BHACHAU

-

24455

BHARUCH

-

241331/131

BHAVNAGAR

131

131

BHILDI

-

33236

BOTAD

51463

51463

DAHOD

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131

DAKOR

-

244391

DHRANGADHRA

-

22668

DISA

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21700

DWARKA

236595

234094

GANDHIDHAM

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131

GANDHIGRAM

2580870

6586412

GANDHINAGAR

-

3922420

GODHRA

-

246131

HAPA

-

2570410

HIMMATNAGAR

-

45131

INDORE

-

131

The Western Railway has organized in total Sixty Six Standard Circular Journey tickets. These standard circular journey tickets eradicate the trouble of purchasing fresh tickets at every point of the travel. One needs to select a tour and purchase ticket directly from the booking office at the Ahmedabad, Mumbai Central, Bhavnagar, Indore, Surat, Vadodara stations, etc.

Western RailwayThe Station Managers of the few significant stations have been granted exceptional discretionary powers to allow refund on tickets which remain unused from their stations where refund is not permitted at the station because the time limits of expiry as mentioned in the railways policy. Names of these stations include Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Indore, etc

Tourist spots covered by the Western Railways includes Rarnetkar in Rajkot division, Mandu, Ujjain, Chittorgarh , Indore in Ratlam division, Ahmedabad, Sankheda, Dakor , Pavagarh in Vadodara  division, Somnath, Junagarh, Palitana in Bhavnagar Division, Daman, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Vasai, Borivali and Churchgate in Mumbai Central division.



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