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Dankuni Junction railway station

Dankuni Junction
Kolkata Suburban Railway station
Dankuni railway station.jpg
Location Dankuni Station Road, Station Pally, Dankuni, Distt. Hooghly, West Bengal
India
Coordinates 22°40′42″N 88°17′27″E / 22.6783°N 88.2908°E / 22.6783; 88.2908
Elevation 7 metres (23 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Eastern Railway
Line(s) Howrah-Bardhaman chord and Calcutta Chord / Dankuni-Sealdah
Platforms 5
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking No
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code DKAE
Division(s) Howrah
History
Opened 1917
Electrified 1964-66
Previous names East Indian Railway Company
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
Belanagar
Eastern Railway zone
Gobra
Rajchandrapur
Eastern Railway zone
Calcutta Chord / Dankuni-Sealdah
Terminus
Location
Dankuni Junction railway station is located in West Bengal
Dankuni Junction railway station
Location of Dankuni railway station in West Bengal

Dankuni is a railway junction station on the Howrah-Bardhaman chord and is located in Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is linked with both Howrah and Sealdah.

History

The Howrah–Bardhaman chord, a shorter link to Bardhaman from Howrah than the Howrah–Bardhaman Main Line, was constructed in 1917. In 1932, the Calcutta chord line was built over the Willingdon Bridge joining Dum Dum and Dankuni. [1]

Electrification

Howrah–Bardhaman chord was electrified in 1964–66.[2]

Diesel Loco Component Factory

Trial production has started in the Diesel Component Factory at Dankuni.[3]Built at a cost of Rs. 84.21 crores, it was inaugurated by Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal on 28 May 2012. The components manufactured are being supplied to Diesel Locomotive Works.[4]

Electric Loco Component Factory

Electric Loco Component Factory in dankuni

Construction of the Rs. 270.77 crore Electric Loco Component Factory is in progress.[4]

Dankuni Freight Yard

A project is on to remodel the Dankuni Goods Yard and develop it as Dankuni Freight Yard. It will be a multi-purpose freight terminal that would consolidate the entire freight movement in one place. It will ease the load of Howrah, Sealdah, Shalimar and Chitpur yards. [5][6]

Dedicated Freight Corridor

The 1839 km long eastern dedicated freight corridor has been proposed from Dankuni to Ludhiana.[7]

References

  1. ^ "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern India". railindia. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Highlights of the railway budget 2012-13" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Mamata gives shape to promises she made as railway minister". The Statesman, 28 May 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "New freight terminal for Eastern Railway". The Times of India, 4 August 2004. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Freight Sheds and Marshalling Yards". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Dedicated Freight Corridor Project:Progress and Opportunities" (PDF). DFC, 6 February 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 

External links

External video
Moving through Dankuni railway station with freight terminal in the distance