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Khokhropar railway station

Khokhropar Station
کھوکھروپار ریلوے اسٹیشن
کوکروپار ريلوي اسٽيشن
Coordinates25°42′01″N 70°11′44″E / 25.7003°N 70.1955°E / 25.7003; 70.1955
Owned byMinistry of Railways
Line(s)Hyderabad-Khokhrapar Branch Line
Other information
Station codeKRB[1]
Services
Preceding station   Khokhropar railway station   Following station
New Chhor   Line
Hyderabad-Khokhrapar Branch Line
  Zero Point
Location
Khokhropar Station کھوکھروپار ریلوے اسٹیشن کوکروپار ريلوي اسٽيشن is located in Pakistan
Khokhropar Station کھوکھروپار ریلوے اسٹیشن کوکروپار ريلوي اسٽيشن
Khokhropar Station
کھوکھروپار ریلوے اسٹیشن
کوکروپار ريلوي اسٽيشن
Location within Pakistan
Khokhropar Station کھوکھروپار ریلوے اسٹیشن کوکروپار ريلوي اسٽيشن is located in Sindh
Khokhropar Station کھوکھروپار ریلوے اسٹیشن کوکروپار ريلوي اسٽيشن
Khokhropar Station
کھوکھروپار ریلوے اسٹیشن
کوکروپار ريلوي اسٽيشن
Khokhropar Station
کھوکھروپار ریلوے اسٹیشن
کوکروپار ريلوي اسٽيشن (Sindh)

Khokhropar railway station (Urdu: کھوکھروپار ریلوے اسٹیشن‎, Sindhi: کوکروپار ريلوي اسٽيشن‎), also called Khokhrapar Railway Station, is located in Khokhrapar town, Sindh, Pakistan. This railway station, 70 km from Umerkot, was established in the late 19th century as the first railway station in Sindh on the India-Pakistan border.[2] The valley comprises today's Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, Tharparkar and Umerkot districts. Rice and other grains were produced in huge quantity in the area. The people of Rajasthan used to travel to and from Khokhrapar railway station in a train called Raja-ji-Rail (train of Raja). It was called so because the Raja of Jodhpur and other Rajas of neighbouring princely states helped Indian Railways to lay down a 650-km meter-gauge track from Jodhpur to Hyderabad.

The train service continued even after the partition till the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.[3] In 1985, Mohammad Khan Junejo government planned to open the Khokhrapar border and established an immigration office at the railway station. However, the plan could not be materialized. Later, Thar Express was launched by Musharraf regime in 2006 to enable people of Pakistan to visit India through Khokhrapar border.[4] The train had a weekly service. However, it did not halt at Khokhrapar railway station as it stopped at nearby Zero Point railway station.

As of August 9, 2019, the Thar Express has been cancelled until further notice due to escalating tensions between India and Pakistan.

See also

References

  1. ^ Official Web Site of Pakistan Railways
  2. ^ Arisar, A. B. (2012-08-14). "A railway station steeped in history". DAWN.COM.
  3. ^ "Chugging along history -DAWN Magazine; February 19, 2006". archive.is. 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2020-02-20.
  4. ^ "Travelling on the Thar Express". DAWN.COM. 2006-02-20. Retrieved 2020-02-25.

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