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Dhanbad–Chandrapura line

Dhanbad–Chandrapura line
TypeRegional rail
OwnerIndian Railway
Operator(s)Eastern Railway, South Eastern Railway
Track length34 km (21 mi)
Number of tracks2
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) Broad gauge
Electrification1960-61 onwards with 25 kV AC overhead
Operating speed80 kilometres per hour (50 mph)

It was initially started as Dhanbad Katras rail line and was extended upto Chandrapura in 1930. The first train in this route ran from Dhanbad to Katrasgarh.Dhanbad–Chandrapura line was a railway passing through Railways in Jharia Coalfield lying between the Dhanbad line on the north and the Chandrapura in the south.[1][2][3]

The rail line was laid late nineteenth century by extending the Grand Chord to Katrasgarh via Dhanbad in 1894. This line was opened in 1930.

The Netaji SC Bose Gomoh-Chandrapura-Dhanbad sector was electrified in 1986–87.

The line closed due to a mine fire had reached tracks, thus making it unsafe for use. The railway also suspended good traffic on the line which has nine loading side of Bharat Coking Coal Limited.[4][5]


See also


  1. ^ Lahoti, Anil Kumar (10 June 2017). "Closure of Railway line from Dhanbad to Chandrapura due to fire and subsidence in Jharia & Raniganj Coal Field". Railway Board. Archived from the original on 1 August 2017.
  2. ^ Pandey, Prashant (15 June 2017). "Dhanbad-Chandrapura coal mine rail tracks closed, security tightened". Indian Express.
  3. ^ PTI (12 June 2017). "Railway Board cancels 19 trains, diverts seven in Dhanbad-Chandrapura segment". Firstpost.
  4. ^ Verma, Kumod (11 June 2017). "Railways to stop operation on Dhanbad-Chandrapura section". Times of India.
  5. ^ Verma, Kumod (14 June 2017). "Rlys to cancel 19 trains, divert 7 from tomorrow". Times of India.