A city’s connectivity plays an important role towards its development. This is true irrespective of region or country. Gwalior being one of the important regions in Madhya Pradesh and is linked to major cities across India.
The accessibility, wealth and modes of transport connecting the city to the outside world play an immense role in the growth of city like Gwalior thus making it an important player towards the development of the state.
The city has been and important trading hub for centuries making it the prime target on imperial control as it falls on the buffer zone between two states making is the intermediary for negotiations and trade.
Modern Gwalior is connected by all the main forms of transportation which include Road, Rail and Air. The 21st century has seen India growing exceptionally with the citizens investing heavily on business and manufacturing which has also raised the requirement for transportation facilities.
To cater for the high demand to transport cargo and people across the city and state the government has invested considerable amounts of money towards the development on rail and road transport systems to cater for the bulk transportation of cargo and passengers. Whereas a modern airport caters for people who can afford to buy air travel tickets to and from the city.
Road Transportation in Gwalior
Road transport plays the most important role in any city since rail is limited to where tracks are available and flat regions meaning roads cover a whopping 3 million kilometers which is 50 time more than the available rail track in India. This clearly demonstrates that Road Transport is a more commonly used mode of moving cargo and passengers over short and medium range distances. Gwalioris linked by two major roads cross paths at the center of the
The two roads play and important role of connecting the city to
other cities in Madhya Pradesh as well as neighboring districts. National High Ways 3, 75 and 92 connects Gwalior to other parts of Madhya Pradesh and India. The roads not only helps with extracting of farm produce and raw
materials but also helps with the distribution of materials like Cooking
Gas , Car fuel and other consumer materials which people require to use
transported and distributed inland.
Railways in Gwalior
Rail Transport is considered to be the back bone of India’s industrial revolutions and success. This is due to the low cost transport services offered by the Indian railway which is the largest in the world. The railways specializes in the transportation of both passengers as well as cargo which the Indian railways present in most major cities in India today and spreading their reach each year.
Being among the biggest cities in Madhya Pradesh the Gwalior has well equipped station fitted modern amenities.
Gwalior Railway Station is the biggest station of the region with major trains connecting to metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata etc. Other railway stations like Birlanagar Railway station, Ghosipura Railway Station, Motijheel Railway Station help reduce travel time for passengers intending to
travel on certain routes.
Trains originating & destinated at Gwalior Jn
Chambal Express (12176 )- Gwalior to Howrah Bundelkhand Express (11107)- Gwalior to Varanasi Gwalior-Barauni Mail (11124)- Gwalior to Barauni Gwalior-Indore Intercity Express (11126)- Gwalior to Indore Gwalior-Bhopal Intercity Express (12198)- Gwalior to Bhopal Gwalior-Pune Express (11102)- Gwalior to Pune
Gwalior Air Transport
Rajmata Vijya Raje Scindia Vimantal also known as Gwalior Airport is an Indian Air Force Base which stations Mirage fighters. Air India, Ventura Airconnect are major airlines operates from the city. There is a regular flight to Mumbai and other parts of the country.
The cities close ties to history, tourism and industry has resulted in the prefect recipe for air travel. Air travel help reduce travel time in Gwalior especially over medium to long distances .