The Nagpur railways constitute a very significant part of the transport and communication system in the important city of Nagpur in Maharashtra. Many people from the rest of the country and abroad, visit the city of Nagpur to spend a vacation or on a work-related tour. For these frequent visitors to the city of Nagpur, the railways of Nagpur, along with the airways and the roadways, are of immense importance.
The railways at Nagpur were established a long time back well before the independence of India, as Nagpur used to be an important city of India even in those days. The year 1867 marks the beginning of the Nagpur railways. In the year 1881, the city of Nagpur was linked up with another important city of India, that is, Kolkata, via the railways of the state of Chhattisgarh.
The railways in Nagpur are important not only because the city is one of the tourist destinations of the country and the second capital of the significant state of Maharashtra, but also because of its prime location. The railway station of Nagpur has a central location in the entire country and hence is strategically very important not only in the state but in the entire subcontinent of India.
Last Updated on 6 September 2011