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ALLAHABADDIVISION : A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

The contract for setting up of the East Indian Railway was executed on 17.8.1849. It took 6 years of hard work for opening the first 120 miles of track out of Calcutta for a through line between Calcutta and Delhi.

On 4.2.1855, during the period of Lord Dalhousie, the first train started from Howrah station, which ran 125 miles to the coal fields of Rani gang on the new track of 56gauge.

Further construction work of the Railway line suffered a setback due tothe Outbreak of the war of Independence in 1857. The work was restarted on 27.11.1857 and the line up to Kanpur was commissioned in August 1858. It was during the period of Lord Canning, the then Viceroy and Governor General of India, that the East Indian Railway was successful in running the first train from Allahabad to Kanpur on 3.3.1859.

Kanpur city was connected by Rail to Lucknow in 1875and to Jhansi in1886. In April 1879, construction of Burhwal-Kanpur Meter gauge link was established and by 1909 B.B.C.I. entered Kanpur, thus making the present Allahabad Division an important link on the North-South and East-West routes.

Today Allahabad Division forms the spinal cord of Indian Railways connecting the coal - steel belt of the Eastern region to the consuming areas. Having a total route length of 1070 kms, it encompasses Southern part of Uttar Pradesh and covers 21 districts.

 

ALLAHABAD DIVISION-AT A GLANCE

 

Route Main Line

Branch Line

757.12 Km

296.49 Km

Track Route Length

1053.61 Km

Total Track KM

1944.39 Km

Traffic carried per annum

Charted capacity each way

(with maintenance blocks )

60 paths fully utilized

Capacity utilisation

( as% age of charted capacity)

130% to 150%

Average No of Mail / Exp. / Pass. trains per day

310 Nos.

Average No. of Goods trainsInterchange Per day

240.6 Nos.

No. of stations

133 Nos.

A1- 2

A- 6

B-3

D- 22

E- 79

F- 21

Average No. of Passengers booked per day

2.49 lacs

TOTAL STAFF

29212

TOTAL OFFICERS

177

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PERFORMANCE OF ALLAHABAD DIVISION

ITEM

UNIT

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

Rev. Loading

(8W units)/Day

255

266

301

Through Put (FW units)/Day

(8W units)/Day

11206

11909

12038

Passenger Earning

Rs lakhs

57125

62135

71690

Other Coaching Earnings

Rs lakhs

4001

4329

4903

Total Coaching Earning

Rs lakhs

61126

66464

76593

Goods Earning

Rs lakhs

28931

31162

37966

Sundry / Other Earnings

Rs lakhs

831

1063

1375

Total Earnings

Rs lakhs

90888

98689

115934

No of Passengers

Thousands

86767

89627

91069










 

 

 

 

TOURIST SPOTS AND VISITING PLACES IN ALLAHABAD DIVISION

 

1. 

AllahabadCity

The main attractions are SANGAM, ANANAD BHAWAN, SWARAJ BHAWAN, CHANDRASHEKARAZADGARDEN, FORT, AKSHAY VAT, HANUMANTEMPLE and SARASWATI GHAT. In addition it is mainly famous for MAHA KUMBH which is held every 12 years in which crores of people visit this city.

2. 

KalyaniDeviTemple

This is 100 years old temple of religious importance.

3. 

Shringverpur

It is situated 40 Kms. Towards Lucknow from Allahabad. This is famous as lord Rama stayed there along with Sita and Lakshmana.

4. 

Kaushambi

This is a place located 25 Kms. From Allahabad which is of great archeological importance as it belongs to the time of Gautam Budha.

5. 

Aligarh

This is an old city of western UP which is famous for higher education and its lock industry.

6. 

Kanpur

This city is 5th largest city of India in terms of area and 7th in terms of population in India. Daily 60 to 75 lakh passengers come and go via this station. This is famous for its leather, cotton and artillery based industry.

7. 

J.K.Temple

This is a state of art, beautifully built temple located in the heart of KanpurCity.

8. 

Bithoor

This is situated at 25 Kms. Near river Ganges around Kanpur. This is of great relious importance where Ramayana was composed.

9. 

Mirzapur

This city is famous for its Carpet Industry.

10. 

Vindhyanchal

Here famous temple of Maa Durga which is well lit and populated during Navratra festival.

11. 

Chunar

This is famous for its natural beauty, waterfalls and old fort built by King Vikramaditya. Moreover there is a famous cement factory located here.

12. 

Ferozabad

This is situated between Kanpur and Tundla and this world famous for Bangle and glass factory.

13. 

Hathras

This is a historical city famous for its contribution during freedom struggle.

 




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