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Changrabandha railway station

Changrabandha
Indian Railways Station
LocationChangrabandha, Mekhliganj, Cooch Behar district, West Bengal
India
Coordinates26°24′47″N 88°55′09″E / 26.4131°N 88.9193°E / 26.4131; 88.9193
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNortheast Frontier Railway
Line(s)New Mal-Changrabandha-New Cooch Behar line
Platforms2
Tracks5
Construction
ParkingYes
Other information
StatusLine converted to broad gauge
Station codeCBD
Zone(s) Northeast Frontier Railway
Division(s) Alipurduar
History
Electrifiedno
Previous namesBengal Dooars Railway
Location
Changrabandha is located in West Bengal
Changrabandha
Changrabandha
Location in West Bengal
Changrabandha is located in India
Changrabandha
Changrabandha
Location in India

Changrabandha is a railway station serving Changrabandha in Mekhliganj CD block, Cooch Behar district in the Indian state of West Bengal.[2][3]

History

The Lalmonirhat-Malbazar metre gauge line was developed by the Bengal Dooars Railway in the closing years of the nineteenth century.[4] With the partition of India in 1947, the Indian side of the line terminated at Changrabandha and the Pakistani side, later Bangladeshi side, at Burimari.[5]

Present status

The line between New Mal Jn. and Changrabandha is now (2016) converted to Broad Gauge. The introduction of the train services were delayed as a result of delay in environmental clearance. However a pair of DMUs have been introduced on this route from Siliguri to Changrabandha via New Mal Jn from 20 January 2016.[6] There is a train from New Cooch Behar to Siliguri Jn via Changrabandha.[7]

The Bangladeshi side of the line is still functional.[8][9] The Karotua Express runs daily between Burimari and Lalmonirhat. There are 2 commuter trains daily between Burimari and Lalmonirhat.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Alipurduar Division System Map" (PDF). NFR Railway.
  2. ^ "Introducing Burimari". lonely planet. Archived from the original on 21 December 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Notification No. 63/94-Cus. (N.T.) dtd 21/11/1994 with amendments - Land Customs Stations and Routes for import and export of goods by land or inland water ways". Archived from the original on 28 January 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Bengal Dooars Railway". Fibis. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Geography - International". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  6. ^ "Train running on the newly converted New Mal Junction-Changrabandha to start". North East Frontier Railway. Archived from the original on 2 February 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  7. ^ "75714 New Cooch Behar-Siliguri Jn DEMU (via Changrabandha)". IndiaRailInfo. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Lalmonirhat-burimari Route -45 trains derail in 5 months - Lack of sleepers, stone makes the run-down track risky". The Daily Star, 7 February 2009. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  9. ^ "Tk 14,531 crore BR projects to double capacity". Priyo Internet Life. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  10. ^ "Inter-city trains from Lalmonirhat". Bangladesh Railway. Retrieved 13 May 2019.