About New Delhi Railway Station
The New Delhi railway station is the primary railway station in the capital of India. It was opened in 1926 and officially inaugurated in 1956. The New Delhi railway station is located in Central Delhi, just a couple of kilometers from Connaught Place. You can access the railway station from Paharganj via platform 1, or from the Ajmeri Gate side via platform 16.
The history of the NDLS station can be traced back to 1926, when the East Indian Railway Company sanctioned the construction of a single platform between Ajmeri Gate and Paharganj. Later, by 1955, a new building was constructed to accommodate more routes. The station was also the first in India to have common facilities for passengers traveling via trains in the New Delhi railway station.
According to the categorization of Indian Railway stations by commercial importance, the New Delhi station belongs to the NSG-1 category. This means that the station earns over Rs. 500 Crore and handles more than 20 million passengers per year. The station has also held the record for the largest route relay interlocking system worldwide since 1999. In terms of cleanliness, the station earned the 165th position of the 720 stations in India, and the 11th position among the 21 stations in the NSG-1 category.