Kotdwara railway station in Uttarakhand, built by the British government in the 1890s and one of the oldest in the country, is set to receive a new lease of life after the Northern Railway has decided to develop it as the ideal railway station.
Kotdwara Railway Station was constructed by the British government in the 1890s as a halt for goods trains.
Timber was carried from the foothills of Himalayas to the mainland by the trains. Later in 1901, passenger coaches to Delhi and other places also started plying from Kotdwara.
Being one of the oldest railway stations, Kotdwar railway station is still the last railway station on route to Garhwal. Kotdwar is a valley situated around 225km away from Delhi. It is well connected to popular tourist spot Lansdown.
Kotdwara is famous for Sri Sidhbali Mandir and Kanvaashram (birthplace of Raja Bharat, after which our country is named Bharat). If the plan of developing the railway station carries out well then it can attract so many tourists and new opportunities for the city.
There is a preparation for running an electric train on the central rail track of Najibabad-Kotdwar soon from the Northern Railway. For this, electrical lines have also been laid on the entire track after repairing the track. Simultaneously, new automatic signals are being replaced in place of the British-era signals between Kotdwar-Najibabad.
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