Transport Services in Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh is strategically located in Central India. Being the 2nd largest state in terms of area, having abundant mineral resources like diamond & copper and a rich forest cover the state holds a position of immense importance. The state has shown considerable growth majorly in the industrial & tourism sector and significantly contributes to the overall national economy & GDP growth. The State Government is thus leaving no stone un-turned to provide a well-developed transport infrastructure in MP. At present the state has a road & rail network of nearly 20 National Highways and 4,948 km long rail lines running through the state. Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport located at Indore is the main airport in the state, handling a major part of the air-traffic. Thus the Madhya Pradesh Government aims to provide a cost-effective & robust transport system to help the state march towards progress as well as attract more tourists to the region.
National Highway in Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh Transport Department
The Madhya Pradesh Transport Department is continuously striving to provide a well-maintained & adequate transportation system to the residents of the city & people coming from outside. The department is fully computerized and effectively utilizes the benefit of IT to provide timely online services through internet or SMS to the citizens. It is a pioneer in providing services like Online Tax Payment, Online Licence Appointment, Online Dealer Point Enrollment System etc.The government of Madhya Pradesh is responsible to provide bus services in the state. The buses connect all major cities, villages & towns within the State as well as with the neighboring regions. The main inter-state terminals are Jabalpur
from where 2000 buses operate on a daily basis. One can avail daily bus service to major cities like Ahmedabad
, Nasik, etc. To travel within the state one can easily avail buses, private autos and taxis and for travelling within the city local transportation like rickshaws, shared autos & taxis are easily available.The department offers Super Volvo, Super Fast, Express, A/C, Non A/C and Sleeper, Deluxe & Ordinary buses. One can choose the type of bus service as per the cost & distance to travel. For the ease of the traveler’s one do online ticket booking from the MPSRTC site, besides the usual direct booking at the bus stations.
Hon'ble Shri Bhupendra Singh - Transport Minister
Contact: 0755-2671024/ 2671046
Dr. Shailendra Kumar Shrivastava - Transport Commissioner
Contact: 0751-2457006/2345880 (Gwalior)/ 0755-2420111 (Bhopal)For More Click Here
Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation Ltd
Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation Ltd. (MPRDC) is a government undertaking and aims to build, maintain and re-construct State Highway & Road network in close partnership with the Private Sector. Presently assigned the responsibility of working on 15 State Highway and District Road projects mainly under public - private partnership model as a successor of the Madhya Pradesh Rajya Setu Nirman Nigam Limited (MPRSNN). Many new projects are also in the pipeline for up-gradation of the existing highways as per ADB or Contract schemes
Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation Limited
45-A, Arera Hills, Bhopal-MP,India
Contact: +91-755- 2765205/ Fax: +91-755-2572643
Roadways in Madhya Pradesh
The first evidence of road development in India can be traced back to approximately 4000 BC. in the streets of Ancient Cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro civilization. Roads are the lifeline of a country. They serve the people in different ways by connecting them to far off lands and Madhya Pradesh is the second largest state of the country. So, imagine the length and breadth the roadways of Madhya Pradesh have to cover. This state is home to an extensive Madhya Pradesh roadways network which comprises of National Highways, State Highways, District Roads and many other types of roads. There are 14 National highways in Madhya Pradesh crossing through the state that cover a distance of 4676 Km and various state highways spanning overall number of 8,728 KM. Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation(MPRDC) has announced to take the responsibility of the execution and maintenance of 15 state highways and major District road projects.
Madhya Pradesh Government has also undertaken a project called Gramin Sadak Nirman Pariyojna, which is a to extend the roadway network to the villages. This project has become a trendsetter for the country, in terms of execution of Projects like these. The mean density of Roadways in MP is 22.14 Km per 100 square km. The National Highways of Madhya Pradesh cover 5,027 Km with the state highways covering 10,529 Km and the other Major District Roads which have a span of 19,241 km.
Rural roads are poor in shape, and they affect the rural population’s quality of life and Madhya Pradesh farmer’s ability to transfer produce to market post harvest but the government is working on this through various projects. The low road density of has created a slow speed on existing roads inside cities. Because of the heavy congestion the fuel efficiency of the vehicles in Madhya Pradesh is very low. The government is constantly working on widening roads in the cities and making new roads in the rural area. The current BJP government has taken a pledge to work towards the betterment of farmers and they are working on it round the clock. The basic road connectivity to the villages has changed the quality of life to certain level. Despite all the ongoing work, a lot still needs to be done. The execution speed of the government projects is very slow and is affecting the development rate badly.
Means of Road Transportation In Villages of Madhya Pradesh
Like all the Indian villages, villages in Madhya Pradesh are kind of cut off from the bigger cities. But people still travel to nearest big cities in search of work. Villagers mostly prefer personal vehicles to travel short distances. For longer distances there are buses run by the state government’s department of tourism. MPSRTC (Madhya Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) is the main source of intercity travel. From non AC buses to top class Volvo AC buses, hundreds of buses ply on different routes, both in the day time and at night. These buses charge a minimal fare and a seat can be reserved at the government bus stop and for bigger cities phone and online booking is also available.
Means of Road Transportation In Cities of Madhya Pradesh
Inside the cities people with resources prefer to travel with their own vehicles but the state also has a very good facility of public transportation. The two biggest cities of the State; Bhopal and Indore are served by the Star Bus Services. These buses are GPS monitored and run on a very strict time schedule. Star buses ply on all the major routes and almost cover the complete city and have become the lifeline of this city of Nawabs. Some areas of the city (shorter distances) are covered by small Tata Magic. These have replaced the old diesel tempos and ply on shorter routes where star bus is not available. The people of the state can also chose auto rickshaws to commute and in some major cities metro taxis are also available.
Goods Transportation in MP
Goods transportation is majorly done through trucks across the state. For shorter distances, people opt for goods tempos, heavy capacity goods jeeps and sometimes even tractors. The road transportation of Madhya Pradesh may not be the best in the county, but the state is striving to improve every day. With new government policies and initiatives, there is hope that this central state of the country will soon be well connected through and through. With new roads coming up, the far off villages will soon find a place on the state map and the metros will become less congested.
Railways in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal Junction in Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh is known as the heart of India and is located in central
India. It is surrounded by Uttar Pradesh(northeast),
Rajasthan(northwest), Maharashtra(southeast). Because of its central
location, its major junctions like Bhopal stand midway to the most of
the long running trains. With Jabalpur as its head office, this central
state has good rail connectivity with a total of 20 major stations and 5
major junctions that serve the state as well as the country. The first rail line was established in
Madhya Pradesh, with the start of Delhi-Chennai rail route in the year
1903. After that the state has attained a remarkable growth in terms of
rail connectivity. The state falls under the Central & Western
Railway Zones and today has a 4,948 km long rail network running across
it. Jabalpur City functions as the main headquarter for the West
Central Railway Zone of the Indian Railways. Major part of Western
Madhya Pradesh including cities like Ujjain
, Indore, Mandsaur
& Bairagarh come under the Ratlam
Division of Western
Railways. Madhya Pradesh now has 20 major & 18 Minor Railway
Junctions as well as nearly 723 major and minor Railway Stations.
Railway Stations in Madhya Pradesh
Pradesh has many big & small railway stations which have regular
trains plying to & fro connecting the state to other parts of the
country. Prominent among these are the Bhopal Junction, Bhopal
Habibganj, Indore Junction, Gwalior Junction, Jabalpur Junction, Katni
Junction and Khajuraho Railway Stations. A few big cities have more than
one railway station, like Indore has thirteen stations at different
locations within the city. These railway stations or junctions offer
good facilities to the passengers and fall in the category of “Adarsh or
Ideal Railway Stations. The Nainpur in the state of MP holds the
distinction of being the biggest narrow gauge junction in Asia. Some of the major railway junctions in Madhya Pradesh are:Balaghat Junction
The Balaghat Railway Junction is situated in Jabalpur-Nainpur-Gondia Section in Madhya Pradesh. The rail routes from Balaghat junction got to distant places like Nainpur, Jabalpur, Mandla, Gondia, Bharveli and Katangi. Till 2005 the Balaghat Junction had the narrow gauge line but since then it has the broad gauge line which is used by a number of long route trains.
Balaghat Railway Junction
Station Code: BTC
Address: Kosmi, Station Road, Chitragupt Nagar, Balaghat – 481001, Madhya PradeshBhopal Junction
Bhopal junction is one busiest junctions of the country. It is the state capital and because of its central position is crossed by almost all the trains travelling the length of the country. The Bhopal station was built before independence in the year 1941. There’s another station in the same city named as Habibganj which was built much later in 1975. Currently Bhopal has 4 more local railway stations. A number of important trains headed towards Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Uttrakhand , Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh , Tamil Nadu, Kerela, Karanataka, Goa , Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan pass through Bhopal and have considerable stoppage times. Trains headed to different locations in Chhattisgarh as well as intercity also, either start from or atleast make a long stop at the Bhopal junction.
Station Code: BPL
Address: Navbahar Colony, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462001
Station Code: HBJ
Address: Habibganj Pedestrian Overpass, Zone-II, Habibganj, Bhopal -462023, Madhya PradeshDewas Junction
Dewas Junction belongs to western railway Zone’s Ratlam division and is a broad gauge railway Station. Dewas
is a central town and hence the junction is crossed by many trains. This small town likes in the centre of Indore junction and the Ujjain junction. Trains headed to major cities like Mumbai
cross this junction and most of the super fast and express trains of the country stop here.
Station Code: DWX
Address: Adarsh Nagar, Itawa, Dewas – 455001, Madhya PradeshGwalior Junction
This is the most important station in Gwalior city. This junction is undertaken by the north central railway and comes under Jhansi division’s. Its zonal headquarter is Allahabad. This station has bagged the best infrastructure award by the Indian railways in 1987,1988,1989,1992. It’s an important stop for all express and superfast trains.In this junction both the narrow and broad gauge tracks are functional and its narrow gauge track is the narrowest in the country. The Gwalior Junction lies in the country’s longest operational broad gauge line that works between Delhi and Mumbai.
The Gwalior Junction Railway Station
Station Code: GWL)
Address: LNUPE Campus, Railway Colony, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 474002Indore Juction
Indore Junction, which has the broad gauge station, is a very important railway station in Indore. This city is well connected to Ujjain, Bhopal, Gwalior, Katni, Jabalpur, Khandwa, Bina and Ratlam within the state, and connects major cities in the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and almost every state of the country through trains. But not all states are directly connected to Indore. States like Assam, Orissa and Goa have to be approached indirectly and through longer routes.
Station Code: INDB
Address: Chhoti Gwaltoli, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452007For More Click Here
Air Connectivity in Madhya Pradesh
Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport in Indore
Madhya Pradesh is a state
that is very accessible from anywhere in the country because of its
central location. It has a very good network of roads, railways and also
the air transportation in Madhya Pradesh from all over the country is
excellent. The State of MP boosts of an adequate air-connectivity with
airports present in the city and many more being in the pipeline. Madhya
Pradesh connects all its important cities with the rest of the
country and even the far away villages are very accessible nowadays. All
leading airlines in India like Jet Airways, Indigo, Air India, Spice
Jet, Air Deccan, etc. offer their services connecting the state to other
parts of the world. A new Intra-State Operator Ventura Airconnect has
started services in
the Madhya Pradesh providing safe, cost-effective & time-saving
services in regions where air-connectivity is not otherwise available.
At present it connects cities like Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior and Jabalpur
and has further plans to connect other tourist destinations.This state
has five major terminals that help greatly with the air connectivity.
Raja Bhoj International Airport - Bhopal
The Raja Bhoj
International Airport is located 12 Km away from the old city of
Bhopal. Domestic Airlines, like Indigo airlines, Spice Jet, Go Air,
Indian airlines, Jet airways, Sahara airlines, Kingfisher Airlines,
Alliance Air, Paramount Airways and Air Deccan, connect this newly
constructed world class terminal to the places in and around the
state.International flights of Indian Airlines and Air India also
operate from here, to destinations like Dubai, Singapore, Sharjah and
Bangkok. This international airport is very well equipped with
facilities like comfortable lounge, facilities for refreshments, clean
washrooms and car hire for the convenience of the travelers.It is made
to fit in the world class standards and the recent renovation has
brought it into the list of India’s most happening and modern airports.
IATA: BHO – ICAO: VABP
Address: Gandhi nagar Post office
Gandhi nagar, Bhopal (MP)-462036
Gwalior Airport Madhya Pradesh
Gwalior Airport also known as Rajmata Vijay Raje Scindia Air Terminal is situated 8 kms
northeast to the city of Gwalior and is one of the important domestic
airports of the state. There is one domestic terminal in the airport.
Key domestic airlines of the country connect Gwalior to the rest of
India.Some of the places from where one can take flights to Gwalior
Airport are Bhopal, Mumbai, Delhi and Indore. Flights of Indian Airlines
are available thrice a week. At present, there is no facility of
international flights from Gwalior. The runway length of the airport is
9000 feet. There are facilities like trolley, wheelchairs and telephone.
IATA: GWL – ICAO: VIGR
Maharajpura, Gwalior-474020 (MP)
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Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport (Indore)
airport is located 8 km to the southeast of the city centre and caters
to the air traffic needs of people traveling to/ from Indore. It is
named after the legendary Holkar Queen, Devi Ahilyabai,. Domestic
airlines (like Jet Airways & Indian Airlines) and Private Airlines
(like Sahara Airlines, Kingfisher, SpiceJet & Indigo) conduct
regular flights to different parts of India. Silk Air, Air Arabia,
Indian Airlines and Air India Express are the international airlines
that fly from this airport. Facilities include parking, restaurant,
coffee shop, luggage keeping, information desk, medical facilities, pre
paid taxi booth, baggage wrapping and gift shop are available for the
flyers. Indore airport is one of the best airports of the state.
IATA: IDR – ICAO: VAID
Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport
Indore (MP)- 452005
Fax: 91-731-2620278 , 2621530
Civil Aerodrome Khajuraho
Civil Airport is one of the most
important air terminals of the state and is Located 3 km to the south of
town, of Madhya Pradesh. The airport provides air linkage
to different cities of India. Despite of it being a small town, flights
of major airlines like Jet Airways (to Varanasi, Delhi and Mumbai), Air
Sahara (to Bhopal, Indore and Delhi), Indian Airlines (to Varanasi,
Delhi and Agra) and Kingfisher Airlines (to Bhopal, Allahabad, Indore,
Mumbai and Delhi) operate from Khajuraho. There are also flights that
connect Khajuraho to the neighboring country of Nepal.
IATA: HJR – ICAO: VAKJ
Address: Khajuraho Airport Area, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh 471606
Phone: 076862 72805 / 91-7686-274123 (R)
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Dumna Airport (Jabalpur)
Situated at a distance of
nearly 20 km from the city centre, Jabalpur Airport is also referred to
as 'Dumna Airport. A number of airlines operate from here like Air
Deccan which operates regular flights on the Delhi-Bhopal-Jabalpur
route; Indian Airlines offers services on the Delhi-Gwalior-Jabalpur
route. One can thus find both chartered and regular flight services from
Jabalpur to other important cities in India.
IATA: JLR – ICAO: VAJB
Address: Airport Director, Airports Authority of India
Jabalpur Airport, Jabalpur
Local Transport Mediums in Madhya Pradesh
The state of Madhya Pradesh
is well connected road, rail & air thus making it an easily
accessible tourist destination. One can easily move around the city or
state by means of private vehicles like scooters, motor-cycles or car,
but a wide range of options are also available if you need to travel by
public transport. Buses, auto rickshaws, shared tempos, cycle rickshaws,
taxis, etc. are the major means of local transportation in the state.
Today one can see a number of cars, mopeds, bikes, scooters, etc.
running on the roads. One can avail pre-paid Taxis & autos or book
cabs at a fixed rate, depending upon the distance travelled. For
sightseeing, one can book rental cars and bus services. To travel within
the city auto-rickshaws, shared tempos & cycle rickshaws provide a
convenient, easily available and affordable transportation option. One
should keep in mind that charges during the night maybe a little more
than day time charges. It is always good to take the advice of local
people on the most suitable option to travel to any particular place
and about the local routes and short-cuts. Also Read:
Transport in Bhopal | Transport in Hoshangabad | Transport in Jabalpur | Transport in Guna | Transport in Mandsaur | Transport in Ratlam | Transport in Ujjain | Transport in Gwalior | Transport in Indore | Transport in Khajuraho | Transport in Neemuch | Transport in Singrauli