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Why are so many railway stations named [something] Road?  
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Aug 04 2011 (6:11PM)
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Why are so many railway stations named [something] Road?

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ThE BoSs*^~   Added by:   Aug 04 2011 (6:11PM)
Q. Why are so many railway stations named "[something] Road"?
Ans. The "Road" after the station indicates that it's the nearest railhead for that particular town. The road to that town originates at this station:you still need to travel a while by road to get to that town. There are a number of examples: Kodaikanal Road, Khurda Road, Mantralayam Road, Jajhpur Kheonjar Road, Nasik Road, etc. Jajpur Keonjhar Road is an interestingly named station as the station serves as the railway access point for two towns, Jajpur which is 32km south-east of the station and Keonjhar which is 127km north-west of the station.
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some such "Road" stations, e.g., Kodaikanal Road, there exists a Railway Out Agency, which is an agency which can issue combined road-rail tickets to passengers, and which operates the road portion of the journey from the station to the town. The bus connections are provided to coincide with train arrivals. Out agencies used to be listed in the Indian Bradshaw before it ceased publication in its detailed form.
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