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Digha railway station

Digha
Kolkata Suburban Railway station
Express train at Digha station.jpg
Express Train at Digha Station
LocationDigha-Chandaneshwar Road, Digha, Purba Medinipur
India
Coordinates21°37′22″N 87°30′30″E / 21.6229°N 87.5082°E / 21.6229; 87.5082
Elevation7.400 metres (24.28 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouth Eastern Railway
Line(s)Tamluk-Digha branch line
Platforms3
Tracks3
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesyes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeDGHA
Zone(s) Kolkata Suburban Railway
Division(s) Kharagpur
History
Opened1992
Closed-present
Rebuilt2002
Electrifiedyes
Previous namesDigha Railway Junction
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
South Eastern Railway zoneTerminus
Location
Digha is located in West Bengal
Digha
Digha
Location in West Bengal
Digha is located in India
Digha
Digha
Location in India

Digha is a terminal railway station on the Tamluk-Digha branch line and is located in Purba Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Digha sea-side area. The railway station is near New Digha beach.

History

The Panskura-Durgachak line was opened in 1968, at a time when Haldia Port was being constructed. It was subsequently extended to Haldia.[1][2]

The Tamluk-Digha line was sanctioned in 1984-85 Railway Budget at an estimated cost of around Rs 74 crore.[3] Finally this line was opened in 2004.[4] This track was electrified in 2012-13.[5]

New line

It's been proposed to connect Digha to Jaleswar via the Kharagpur-Puri line.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Major events in formation of S.E.Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Haldia" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Digha-Tamluk rail link to be opened by Puja". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Digha Trip Report". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Railway Electrification" (PDF). Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Upcoming projects in South Eastern Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2013.

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