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Indian Railway Station|
Jiaganj Azimganj, Murshidabad, West Bengal|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Eastern Railway|
|Line(s)||Nalhati-Azimganj Branch Line, Barharwa-Azimganj-Katwa loop|
|Platforms||6 (4 used, 2 unused)|
|Structure type||Standard (on ground station)|
|Status||Functioning (Construction - New Line)|
|Division(s)||Howrah railway division|
|Previous names||East Indian Railway|
Azimganj is a railway station on the Barharwa-Azimganj-Katwa loop and is located in Murshidabad district lying west of Bhagirathi, a part of the Hooghly river in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Jiaganj Azimganj municipality.
In 1863, the Indian Branch Railway Company, a private company opened the Nalhati-Azimganj branch line. The 27 kilometres (17 mi) track was initially a 4 ft (1,219 mm) gauge line. The track was subsequently converted to 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) broad gauge. The Indian Branch Railway Company was purchased by the Government of India in 1872 and the line was renamed Nalhati State Railway. It became a part of the East Indian Railway Company in 1892.
With the construction of the Farakka Barrage and opening of the railway bridge in 1971, the railway communication picture of the area completely changed. Azimganj junction emerged as an important station in the links to New Jalpaiguri.
Some of the important trains that runs from Azimganj junction are :
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