LUCKNOW: Bringing major relief to residents of Lucknow who jostle with city traffic to reach Charbagh to board trains, the railway is likely to run train operations from Alamnagar railway station before the end of the current financial year.
In a review meeting with Members of Parliament of Lucknow and Moradabad railway divisions on Monday, Northern Railway general manager Ashutosh Gangal announced conversion of Alamnagar station into a satellite station to handle the additional pressure of passenger trains of Charbagh railway station.
Alamnagar is the last station on the outskirts of the city which is connected with main Charbagh railway station via Alambagh West Cabin, and freight corridor (bypass line) passing via Utratia junction and Transport Nagar station.
Speaking to TOI, DRM, Lucknow division, Suresh Kumar Sapra said, “By the end of next month, Alamnagar railway station will have fully functional five platforms, two railway foot overbridges, waiting areas, parking and many other facilities which are currently available at Charbagh station.”
“The idea is to shift additional traffic from Charbagh to Alamnagar and reduce the pressure. Currently, prime trains, such as Lucknow Mail, always make a brief halt on its return journey to Lucknow at Alamnagar station to help passengers who hail from Rajajipuram and Budheshwar area. With the soft upgradation of Alamnagar with a budget of Rs 15-25 crore, we will rope in many trains to handle Charbagh additional pressure,” he said.
He said, “Plans are afoot to expand Utratia junction. The Transport Nagar station would also be developed to handle Varanasi, Sultanpur traffic.”

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