Singrauli was formed by segregating the resource rich regions of eastern part of Sidhi district in Madhya Pradesh and the adjoining Sonebhadra district in Uttar Pradesh. It is also known as the Power hub of India due to the immense natural potential in coal and other mineral reserves. While industrialization is evident in every facet of the lifestyle of Singrauli, the well planned transportation system of the city helps to put it on the fast track of progress.
Air Connectivity to Singrauli
Singrauli at present doesn’t have an airport of its own but the airport at Khajuri-khutar airport near Waidhan is under construction, on completion of which the area will become more accessible via airways. Currently the nearest airport is at Varanasi Shastri domestic Airport, Babatpur
Road Transportation in Singrauli
Singrauli lies on the NH 75
E, which runs from Sidhi to Singrauli. NH 75, the main route runs from
Gwalior to Parasora in Odisha. While Singrauli is one of the most
important mining districts in the country, the road network is lacking
due to the difficult terrain. But now with focus on development, there
are new proposals for 4-lane and 6-lane highways for ease of vehicular
movement. Some of the proposed projects are
75E, connects Singrauli to Ranchi which continues into NH 33 to
Jamshedpur. The condition of this highway is very poor and the proposal
is to upgrade NH 75 E to 6-lane highway.
To improve accessibility, one state highway is proposed from Waidhan to Mahindergarh for connecting National Highway 78.
Singrauli- Renukkot- Chopan- Varanasi link
is the major city near Singrauli located at a distance of about 250
kms. To ease vehicular traffic on the road, new 60-meter road has been
proposed for easy movement of heavy trucks and faster material movement.
Railway Connectivity in Singrauli
Singrauli with robust railway network is well connected to major part of the country. But it lacks passenger rails. This is due to the fact that
most of the railway services is used for transportation of coal and
other goods. Railways forms an integral part of the industrial economy
of the city and is completely dependent on it for its survival. Singrauli
comes under the East Central Railway zone and handles upto 8 trains
(up/down) daily and serves up to 12000 passengers per day. There are
about 8 trains which pass through Singrauli and they are:
- Train No. 51675- Kte Cpu Fast Passenegr- Katni to Chopan
- Train No. 11447- Shaktipunj Express- Jabalpur to Howrah Junction
- Train No. 23347- SGRL GHDLINK Express- Singrauli to Patna
- Train No. 14369- Tribeni Express- Singrauli to Bareilly
- Train No. 13348- Palamau Express- Patna Jn to Singrauli
- Train No. 19606- AII KOAA Express- Ajmer to Kolkata
- Train No. 13026- BPL Howrah Express- Bhopal to Howrah Jn
Public Transportation in Singrauli
Public transport in the city consists of privately operated bus services, tempos and auto rickshaws. The Autos and mini buses form the most predominant forms of transportation in the city. The most glaring gap in the public transport system is the lack of City bus service in Singrauli. Autos are the main forms of transportation catering upto almost one-fifth of the transport demand of the city. Auto rickshaws, tempos and mini-buses provide the most mobility and are the most economic means of transportation available in the city.
Bus Services in Singrauli
Four inter-city passenger terminals are present in the city at Singrauli Railway station, NTPC Vindhya Nagar Bus stand, Waidhan Bus stand and Morwa Bus stand. There is one main bus stand at Waidhan and is the predominant bus stand for getting buses to travel within city. There are two other local bus stands but are much smaller handle much lesser traffic. From Waidhan main bus stand one can get buses to all nearby cities like Indore, Ambikapur, Rewa, Sidhi, Varanasi etc. and also to the local tourist destinations like the Mada Caves etc.
How to reach Singrauli
It is easiest to reach Singrauli by road since other means of transport are cumbersome and can take very long. The easiest would be to reach Rewa/Sidhi and travel to Singrauli via bus or car. It is also possible to reach Singrauli the fastest by taking a flight to Varanasi, the nearest airport from where Singrauli is about 250km away. Though development has taken place in leaps and bounds in Singrauli, urban transportation infrastructure is still to improve for the comfort of the travelers.
Public Transport Fare Structure
The Regional Transport Office at Sidhi decides the fee structure of various means of public transport facilities in the city.
First 3 km-Minimum Rs.2 and subsequent increase of Re.1 for every 3-4km.
Minimum fare of Rs.4, with subsequent increase of Rs.3 for every km traveled.
Minimum fare of Rs.7, with subsequent increase of Rs.3 for every km traveled.
(Note: The above mentioned fares are subjected to change)