Raipur– A city which is eminent for its major facilities that created a path for its occupants to find a place to live blissfully. The environment, climate & the better career opportunities made Raipur a city of first choice for the immigrants towards it. People are fond of metro cities, as they love to live a standard of living which can satisfy their soul by giving them everything what they are demanding instantly. Metros are cities which are developed & can be said as advancing into a futuristic city which is being transforming as per their dwellers dreams. But, hold on a minute, as Raipur is on its way in becoming a Smart City with the aid of the state government & RMC.
The talking point which catches the attention of many towards Raipur is with the stepping in, in this city, as they landed on the platform which shows them a path towards their destination by walking out of it. It’s the pride of Raipur which has given an attractive shape by working years on it. It is what we call it as the “Raipur Railway Station” or the heart centre of Raipur city from where travellers, migrants or the dwellers came out with a reason to start their exploration of this beautiful city.
Railways have been introduced to the world in the 18th century which resembles the inception of an era which turned the meaning of odyssey & trade & given it a new face. The idea of establishing railway lines was put forward in 1832 by the East India Company & it came into existence by spreading a rail line near Chintadripet Bridge which is currently located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu as an experimental line. Soon, the lines have been extended in many states of India to experiment the transport of freight in the first voyage of the locomotives. In the mid of 1853-54, two railway lines has been constructed amid Mumbai & Kolkata on an experimental basis by two new companies, Great Indian Peninsular Railway (GIPR) & East Indian Railway (EIR). But, it was the date of 16th April 1852 when the first passenger train has been inaugurated amid Bori Bunder & Thane to connect the folks of one region to another without any intricacy.
It is the year 1887; Bengal Nagpur Railway was formed who set up a new rail railway line amid Bengal & Nagpur to give a pace to the process of trade among other regions. The establishment of Bengal Nagpur Railway is for upgrading the Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway which was further extended upto Asansol via Bilaspur. The whole stretch is inked as broad gauge which today we call as Howrah-Mumbai main line.
In the mid of this broad gauge, Raipur Railway Station is situated which linked both the divisions of railways i.e. Nagpur Division & Bilaspur Division & generated the colossal revenue for the Indian Railways. Raipur Railway Station or the Raipur Division is one of the busiest railway divisions among others. Raipur station is the Junction which is one of the prominent stations on the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai main line. Among many other railway stations of India, Raipur Railway Station has been graded “A-1” by the Indian Railways in terms of cleanliness, service & other factors.
Amid 1935-45, the process of electrification of Bilaspur-Bhilai railway line has been completed which created a bridge for the travelers to shorten their long voyage by travelling a bit faster than usual. Though it was the time of British Empire, but they established a station which is today we are calling as Raipur Railway Station which is proud for the citizens of Raipur due to its huge importance. Raipur Station comes under the South Eastern Central Railway (SECR) which is one of the seventeenth zones in India. The connectivity from major stations in both the directions augments the importance of Raipur Station among the folks who mostly use to travel from there. As Raipur is heading towards a futuristic city, Raipur Railway Station is playing a major role in capturing the attention of folks from different cities. This station is working as the epicenter for many, who travel constantly from one region to another for some purpose. Raipur Railway Station is in a stage of transformation where the implementation of new technology i.e. misting system installed for the passengers to get some relief from scorching hot weather when they are in the railway station. The state government & the Divisional Railway Manager are constantly in talks for the transformation of Raipur Railway Station to make it a pride for the Raipurians’ & others when they step in inside the city. The initiations to make the station an ideal station for all will aid Raipur in becoming a Smart City abruptly.