A historical view - Jaipur Division

Jaipur division is one of the 59 divisions of Indian Railways,in state capital Jaipur of the largest state of India

Jaipur is a historical city founded by His Highness Shri Jai Singh II in the year 1728 popularly known as "Pink City". It is an important tourist destination on world map for its historical monuments. It forms part of tourist triangle of Delhi-Agra-Jaipur. Being an important tourist center, it is well linked to other tourist centers such as Udaipur, Mount Abu, Jaisalmer, Agra, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Ajmer, etc., via rail route.

Jaipur is traditionally a business centre of precious stones, jewellery and also famous for Bandhani and Sanganeri print clothes. The city has kept pace with the time and developed as one of the modern cities of India having modern malls, buildings and education centers.

The foundation stone of the existing Jaipur station building was laid on 4th May 1956 by the then Maharaja Sawai Man Singh of Jaipur. It took about three years to complete the construction of this building. The station handles prestigious luxury trains like Palace on Wheels & Rajasthan Royals on Wheels.

Jaipur Division serves the states of Rajasthan and Haryana. The main BG sections on the division handling goods traffic are Madar-Jaipur-Bandikui-Rewari trunk route, of over 353 Kms., Jaipur-Sawai Madhopur branch line of 131 Kms. and Phulera-Ringas-Rewari Chord line of 215 Kms. RE-RGS-FL, serves as the shortest route for North West freight traffic.

Jaipur division primarily handles movement of West-East traffic consisting of mainly POL, Fertilizer and cement for consumption in the northern region, Oil and salt in the northern & North east regions and, with West ward traffic consisting of food grain & containers.

The division was formed on 15thAugust 1956, by merging BB & CI, Jaipur State Railways and Rajputana Malwa Railway (RMR) as follows


Section

Railway

Date

1.

Jaipur –Bandikui

RMR

12.10.1874

2.

Extended to Delhi

RMR

07.12.1874

3.

Jaipur-Phulera

RMR

01.03.1875

4.

Phulera-Ajmer

RMR

01.08.1875

5.

Rewari-Phulera Chord

BB&CI

18.05.1905

6.

Sanganer-Sawai Madhopur

JPS

17.10.1907

The division was a meter gauge network till 1993. Thereafter gauge conversion started with SWM-DPA route. Since then 709 route Kms have been converted into broad gauge as under-

Sr. No.

Section

Date of opening

1.

Sawaimadhopur-Durgapura

30.01.1993

2.

Durgapura-Jaipur-Phulera

08.12.1993

3.

Jaipur-Bandikui

19.08.1994

4.

Bandikui-Rewari

16.06.1994

6.

Phulera-Ajmer

01.04.1995

7.

Phulera-Ringas-Rewari

15.01.2009