Habibganj railway station

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Regional rail & Light rail station
Habibganj Bhopal.jpg
Front view of the station building from parking lot.
Location Habibganj , MP Nagar Zone 2 Bhopal-462011, Madhya Pradesh,
Elevation 495.760 metres (1,626.51 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Line(s) Bhopal-Nagpur section
Delhi-Chennai line
Platforms 5
Tracks 6
Structure type At–ground
Platform levels 1
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Available
Disabled access Handicapped/disabled access
Other information
Station code HBJ
Fare zone West Central Railway zone
Opened 1979; 39 years ago (1979)
Electrified Yes
Previous names Indian Branch Rly. Co.
Central Railways
Passengers (Daily) 260,000 per day (average)
ATM, Baggage Room, Dormitory/Retiring Rooms
Refreshment, Waiting Room

Habibganj railway station (Station Code: HBJ) is a railway station in Bhopal City and part of the West Central Railway.[1] It is located in Habibganj, New Bhopal. It is India’s first private railway station.[2]


Signboard of the station at the north end of platform no. 1

The Railway Station of Habibganj is located :

  • 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) away from Bhopal Junction
  • 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away from Bhopal Central
  • 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) away from Maharana Pratap Nagar, Bhopal, the commercial area in southern region of the Bhopal city

Structure and facilities

The station consists of a total number of 5 platforms.


The Habibganj Railway Station lies on the main Jhansi - Bhopal - Itarsi route line.

Bhopal - Indore Intercity Express, about to depart for Indore from platform no. 1, Habibganj Railway Station, Bhopal


The Ministry of Railways (India) privatised Habibganj railway station in June 2017, making it India's first private railway station.[3] The station will have facilities like a shopping complex, forex kiosk and eateries.[4][5]Bhopal based Bansal Group (M/S Bansal Pathways Habibganj Private Limited) has taken the responsibility from IRSDC to turn this railway station into a benchmark for all similar future endeavors.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "India's first 'private' railway station Habibganj to come up near Bhopal".
  2. ^ "Habibganj: Here is India's first private railway station". New Delhi: Business Today. June 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Habibganj is set to become first private railway station in India; railways awards contract to Bansal Group". Zee Business. June 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "India's first 'private' railway station Habibganj to come up near Bhopal". Livemint. June 6, 2017.
  5. ^ "What features will India's 1st privately run station have?". Inshorts. June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Habibganj railway station". Habibganj railway station. Sep 10, 2017.

External links

  • Official website

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