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Darshana railway station

Darshana
Bangladesh Railway Station
Location Darsana Chuadanga, Khulna
 Bangladesh
Coordinates 23°30′13″N 88°47′25″E / 23.5036°N 88.7904°E / 23.5036; 88.7904
Line(s) Chilahati-Parbatipur-Santahar-Darshana Line
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Other information
Status Functioning
History
Opened 1871
Electrified Yes
Previous names Eastern Bengal Railway

Darshana (Bengali: দর্শনা) is a border railway station in Darsana, Bangladesh, situated in Damurhuda Upazila of Chuadanga District, in Khulna Division. It is a rail transit point and a border checkpoint on the India-Bangladesh border.

Darshana to Jagotee, Kushtia rail line was first opened on 15 November 1861. It was 53.11 km long broad gauge line. It is the first rail road in East Bengal. This rail road established sugarcane supply chain between Darsana (Carew) and Jagotee Sugar mills. Later on this rail road was extended up to Goalundo Ghat. Darshana - Rana Ghat(India) -Benapole -Jessore -Khulna passenger railway communication continued until early 1960's between East Pakistan and India. Then Darshana to Jessore railway was established and the service discontinued. Darsana station came up with the Eastern Bengal Railway opening the line from Calcutta to Goalundo Ghat, in 1871.[1]

The Maitree Express passes through this station.[2]

Main Lines

Line Electrification Gauge Number of Tracks
Towards Gede and Ranaghat Junction Yes, Gede to Ranaghat. Darshana to Gede not electrified [3] 5'6" 1676mm Indian Broad Gauge[3] 2[3]
Towards Isharwadi Junction No[3] 5'6" 1676mm Indian Broad Gauge[3] 2[3]

References

  1. ^ R.P.Saxena. "Indian Railway History timeline". Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Dhaka-Calcutta train link resumes". BBC News. BBC. 14 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-17. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Indian Railways Living Atlas - India Rail Info". India Rail Info. Retrieved 2015-11-08.