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Bishnupur railway station

Indian Railway Junction Station
LocationNational Highway 60, Bishnupur, District: Bankura, West Bengal
Coordinates23°03′54″N 87°18′05″E / 23.0651°N 87.3013°E / 23.0651; 87.3013
Elevation75 metres (246 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouth Eastern Railway
Line(s)Kharagpur-Bankura-Adra line
Sheoraphuli-Bishnupur branch line
Platforms2+1(Under Construction)
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
StatusNSG4 Category Station (based on tourist importance)
Station codeVSU
Previous namesBengal Nagpur Railway
Bishnupur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Bishnupur is located in India
Location in India

Bishnupur is a junction station on the Kharagpur-Bankura-Adra line and Sheoraphuli-Bishnupur branch line. It is located in Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves the temple town of Bishnupur and surrounding areas.


The Kharagpur-Midnapur Branch line was opened in 1901.[1] The Midnapore-Jharia extension of the Bengal Nagpur Railway, passing through Bankura District was opened around 1903-04.[2] Officially Bishnupur Railway Station started journey 20th aug 1903. Maa Sharda when go to Calcutta take her train from here. Also there have a statue of her on which tree she use to seat. The completion of the Bishnupur-Gokulnagar Joypur sector of the Sheoraphuli-Bishnupur branch line was announced in the Railway Budget for 2009-10.[3] Part of the line is under construction.


The Adra-Bheduasol sector was electrified in 1997-98, and the Bheduasol-Salboni sector in 1998-99.[4]


  1. ^ "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern India". railindia. Archived from the original on 16 March 2008. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  2. ^ "388 Bankura District". Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 6. Electronic Library. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Mamata's Gift to Bengal". Express News Service, 4 July 2009. Archived from the original on 22 January 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
  4. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 16 April 2013.

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