Incredible Facts of India: Navapur Railway Station
There are few such railway stations in the country, which are known for their geographical location. One of these stations is Navapur on the border of Gujarat and Maharashtra. The speciality of this station of Western Railway is that half of it lies in Maharashtra and half in Gujarat. Technically this does not affect the travel of the passengers, but the funny thing is that the passengers of Western Railway are not aware of this station built years ago that the Navapur station of their division is in the middle of the two states.
In fact, on November 20, a quiz was issued by Western Railway asking online passengers about which station of Western Railway is between Maharashtra and Gujarat state. C David, Public Relations Officer of Western Railway said that we had kept a quiz for long-distance passengers travelling in Mumbai Division. Passengers showed interest in this. We will continue to do quizzes for such stations in future also so that passengers can get interesting information.
Did quiz for exciting facts
People gave a 40 per cent vote to the station Umargaon and told it to be on the border of both the states, while this station falls in Gujarat. Similarly, Jalgaon got 12 per cent votes, Sanjan station 13 per cent and Navapur station got 35 per cent votes. 608 passengers took part in it.
Navapur’s distinct identity
The Public Relations Department of Western Railway said that most of the passengers are still not aware that there is such a station in the Mumbai division. Both the Mumbai-Ahmedabad and Surat-Bhusaval sections of Western Railway come under the Mumbai division. Umargaon station is also on the border, but the entire train is parked in Gujarat. At the same time, Navapur is such a station on the Surat-Bhusaval line, where the boundaries of two states are located in the middle of the station.
Half the station falls in the Nandurbar district of Maharashtra and half falls in the Tapi district of Gujarat. The ticket booking clerk staff at this station sits in Maharashtra, while the passenger seating stand on the platform is in Gujarat.
When the station was built, it was in the province of Mumbai
Maharashtra and Gujarat were not divided when Navapur station was built. Then Navapur station used to fall in the United Mumbai province, but when there was a demand for the creation of a separate Gujarat state through the Maha Gujarat movement, in 1961, the Government of India divided the two states to form Maharashtra and Gujarat. Navapur station came in the middle of the two states in the partition.
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