These railway stations witness a massive influx of passengers daily and play a crucial role in India’s railway network, connecting various regions and facilitating transportation across the country. Here are the top 5 busiest railway stations in India based on passenger traffic
- Howrah Junction (Kolkata)
- New Delhi Railway Station (New Delhi)
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (Mumbai)
- Chennai Central (Chennai)
- Mumbai Central (Mumbai)
- Howrah Junction (Kolkata, West Bengal): Howrah Junction, located in Kolkata, is one of the oldest and busiest railway stations in India. It serves as a major transportation hub for Eastern India and handles a massive influx of passengers daily.
- New Delhi Railway Station (New Delhi): New Delhi Railway Station is the primary railway station in the capital city of India. It is a significant transit point for both domestic and international tourists, connecting Delhi with various parts of the country.
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (Mumbai, Maharashtra): Formerly known as Victoria Terminus, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the busiest railway stations in Mumbai. It is a historic landmark and a major transportation hub in Maharashtra.
- Chennai Central (Chennai, Tamil Nadu): Chennai Central, also known as Madras Central, is a major railway terminus in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It is one of the busiest railway stations in South India, serving as a gateway to the southern states.
- Mumbai Central (Mumbai, Maharashtra): Mumbai Central is a prominent railway station in Mumbai and serves as a crucial transportation hub for local, suburban, and long-distance trains. It handles a significant amount of passenger traffic due to its strategic location in the city.
Other busiest railway stations are Kanpur Central (Uttar Pradesh), Secunderabad Junction (Telangana), Prayagraj Junction (Uttar Pradesh), Patna Junction (Bihar), Lucknow Junction (Uttar Pradesh).
Please note that the ranking may vary depending on the criteria used for evaluation, and the data provided here is based on average daily passenger footfall.