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Bishnupur railway station

Bishnupur
Indian Railway Junction Station
LocationNational Highway 60, Bishnupur, District: Bankura, West Bengal
India
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)
Tracks6
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
StatusNSG4 Category Station (based on tourist importance)
Station codeVSU
History
Electrified1997-98
Previous namesBengal Nagpur Railway
Location
Bishnupur is located in West Bengal
Bishnupur
Bishnupur
Location in West Bengal
Bishnupur is located in India
Bishnupur
Bishnupur
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.

History

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.

Electrification

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

References

  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.

External links

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