Titlagarh Junction railway station

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Titilagarh Junction
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Titilagarh railway station
General information
Location Titilagarh, Balangir District, Odisha
India
Coordinates 20°17′06″N83°09′17″E / 20.2849°N 83.1547°E / 20.2849; 83.1547
Elevation215 m (705 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by East Coast Railways
Line(s) Jharsuguda–Vizianagaram line,
Raipur–Vizianagaram line
Platforms5
Tracks7 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) broad gauge
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on-ground station)
ParkingAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeTIG
Zone(s) East Coast Railway zone
Division(s) Sambalpur
History
Opened1931
ElectrifiedYes
Previous names Bengal Nagpur Railway
Passengers
84000
Services
Preceding station Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg Indian Railways Following station
Kesinga
towards ?
East Coast Railway zone Rahenbata
towards ?
Terminus East Coast Railway zone Sikir
towards ?
Location
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Titilagarh Junction
Location in Odisha
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Titilagarh Junction
Location in India

Titilagarh Junction railway station (station code:- TIG) is a major railway junction located in the Indian state of Odisha, and serves Titilagarh in Balangir district. People from nearby villages (such as Sindhekela, Kholan, Naren, Parasara, Chandotara, Turla, Ghodar, Udepur & others) are mostly dependent on Titilagarh railway station for their travel.

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History

The 79 km (49 mi) Vizianagaram–Parvatipuram line was opened in 1908–09. The Parvatipuram–Raipur line was completed in 1931. [1] In 1960, Indian Railway took up three projects: the Kottavalasa–Koraput–Jeypore–Kirandaul line (Dandakaranya Project), the Titilagarh–Bolangir–Jharsuguda Project and the Rourkela–Kiriburu Project. All the three projects taken together were popularly known as the DBK Project or the Dandakaranya Bolangir Kiriburu Project. [2]

The Sambalpur - Titilagarh Railway line forms a part at the Project to develop capacity for the export of two million tons of ore annually through the Vragapattam Port. The Project is the result at a tripartite agreement between the US, Japan and our country. The Government of U.S.A. have agreed to make a loan at 20 million dollars and the loan from Japan would be in yens for an amount equivalent at 8 million dollars All negotiations in connection with this project have been carried on by the Ministry of Finance.

According to the present estimates construction of the railway line which is going to be 114 tows in length sanctioned on 24 April 1959 would cost Rs. 14.58 crores. That would be the constructtion part of it We would require some more money for import of diesel locomotives and all that For that we hope the United States loan will be available. [3] The Sambalpur–Titilagarh line was opened to traffic in 1963. [1] crores. That would be the construction part of it We would require some more money for import of diesel locomotives and all that For that we hope the United States loan will be available. [3] The Sambalpur–Titilagarh line was opened to traffic in 1963. [1]

Railway reorganisation

The Bengal Nagpur Railway was nationalised in 1944. [4] Eastern Railway was formed on 14 April 1952 with the portion of East Indian Railway Company east of Mughalsarai and the Bengal Nagpur Railway. [5] In 1955, South Eastern Railway was carved out of Eastern Railway. It comprised lines mostly operated by BNR earlier. [5] [6] Amongst the new zones started in April 2003 were East Coast Railway and South East Central Railway. Both these railways were carved out of South Eastern Railway. [5]

Electrification

Electrification of the Titilagarh–Sambalpur–Jharsuguda was completed in 2018. Till December 2019 Titilagarh Junction is connected with Raipur, Visakhapatnam, Sambalpur via electrified line and the Titilagarh–Sambalpur double line is on construction. Double-line working started in BLSN–MSMD and MSMD–ARN section of this line. [7] As reported on daily newspaper Titilagarh–Rayagada full electrification and doubling work is completed until date.

Amenities

Titilagarh railway station has a six-bedded dormitory. [8] Other amenities at the railway station include computerised reservation offices, telephone booth, cloak room, waiting room, vegetarian refreshment room and book stall. [9] Parking area for Bikes & Car is available here.

Passenger movement

Titilagarh railway station serves around 84,000 passengers daily. [10]

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