Transportation in JabalpurJabalpur is said to be one of the major cities in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. The city is well connected with metropolitan cities via road, air and railways. There are several monuments as well as colonial buildings. Jabalpur has been a hub of important activities right from the British era. The city also has major ordinance factories and establishments and is a big center for defense and military forces. River Narmada in Jabalpur provides water supply to the city and also provides a boost to its agrarian economy. Many tourists are attracted to the city from all over the world, major attractions being Bhedaghat and Dhuandhar falls. The famous Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Pench wildlife sanctuaries are also located near to Jabalpur.
Railways in JabalpurJabalpur is headquarter for West Central Railway Zone. There are a number of direct trains from Jabalpur to other parts of India. The railway station is easily reachable and frequent trains are running to Bhopal, Satna and Varanasi. Jabalpur Junction (JBP) is said to be the Central railway junction station of Jabalpur City. It is considered to be the busiest railway station and is also called Jabalpur main station. Jabalpur railway station is on Broad Gauge line and acts as a terminus for narrow gauge line.
There are 7 railway platforms which are not only well maintained, moreover they have all facilities to meet every passengers requirement. Some of the important stations within the city are Bhedaghat, Jabalpur Main, Bargi, Gosalpur, Madan Mahal, Bhitoni, Kachhpura, Gwarighat, Adhartal, Devri and Howbagh.
Air Connectivity to JabalpurDumna Airport or Jabalpur Airport is 25 kms towards the east of the city. There are regular flights to Dumna airport which connect from all major Indian cities. It is the sole air connection for both Mahakaushal region as well as for eastern Madhya Pradesh. About 15-20 districts use Dumna Airport for travelling to different cities. The flights from Delhi and Gwalior are available from time to time on daily basis. Kingfisher Airlines runs flights to Jabalpur-Indore and even Jabalpur-Delhi. Indian Airlines too runs via Delhi-Gwalior-Jabalpur flights almost four days a week. The two main flight operators in Jabalpur are Air India and Spice Jet. Tourists travelling to Jabalpur by air would be delighted to visit the beautiful Pench National Park, Kanha National Park, Bhedaghat, Khajuraho and Bandhavgarh National Park. The Airport Authority of India is planning for an expansion project which would include extension of the runway, parking and new terminal.
Road Network in JabalpurThere are three National Highways connected to the city, namely NH-7 (Varanasi-Kanyakumari), NH-12 (Jabalpur-Jaipur), NH-12A (Simga-Chattisgarh) and NH-26 near Jhansi. There is national highway 7 which is also the longest highway in India and it connects Jabalpur to Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh.Tourists can also choose to travel by road as it is a very convenient option taken into consideration the widespread road network which links Nagpur, Bangalore, Bhopal, Raipur, Hyderabad, Varanasi and Allahabad. National highway 12 is another road linking the city with Bhopal and Jaipur.
Bus Services in JabalpurThe bus services to Jabalpur are both reliable and comfortable. Since, there are frequent buses to and fro from the city, tourists can travel to distant places at very cheap costs. Government has also upgraded the infrastructure at bus stops. The city bus services are quite reliable as well as reasonable as their frequent services help tourists easily reach distant places at cheap costs. They government has radically upgraded the infrastructure with luxurious amenities for helping travelers. Vending machines have been installed at various stops to assist the passengers.There are comfortable bus services including MPSRTC and private buses which can be availed with ease.
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