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Durgapur railway station

Durgapur Railway Station
Indian Railway Station
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Durgapur Railway Station
LocationDurgapur, Bardhaman, West Bengal
India
Coordinates23°29′43″N 87°19′03″E / 23.4953°N 87.3174°E / 23.4953; 87.3174
Elevation71 metres (233 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Line(s)Bardhaman-Asansol section
Howrah-Delhi main line
Howrah-Gaya-Delhi line
Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line
Platforms5
Bus standsDurgapur Station Bus Stand
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeDGR
Division(s) Asansol
History
Opened1855
Rebuilt2010(expanded),2019(renovated)
Electrified1965–66
Previous namesEast Indian Railway Company
Location
Durgapur Railway Station is located in West Bengal
Durgapur Railway Station
Durgapur Railway Station
Location in West Bengal
Durgapur Railway Station is located in India
Durgapur Railway Station
Durgapur Railway Station
Location in India

Durgapur is a model[citation needed] railway station on the Bardhaman-Asansol section. It is located in Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Durgapur, the third most populous city in West Bengal, and the surrounding industrial areas.[6]It has been ranked the 3rd cleanest railway station in india 2019.

Overview

Mining-Industry Zone

"The entire belt between Durgapur (171 km [via Main Line] and 158 km [via Chord Line] from Howrah), and all the way up to Dhanbad and beyond is industrialized. Apart from factories, there are many coalmines, some closed now, and some with fires burning deep in the mineshafts. The mining area extends for a large area, mostly to the south of the tracks. Quite a portion of the track passes through cuttings, where the surrounding area is higher than the track level, resulting in the profusion of characteristic small masonry bridges crossing the tracks." This description is from "Gomoh loco shed and CLW trip record" by Samit Roychoudhury.[7][better source needed]

History

The first passenger train in eastern India run from Howrah to Hooghly on 15 August 1854. The track was extended to Raniganj by 1855.[8]

Electrification

The Mankar-Waria sector was electrified in 1965-66.[9]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Bardhaman-Asansol MEMU 63505". India Rail Info.
  2. ^ "Asansol Division System Map". Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 26 April 2016.
  3. ^ "South Eastern Railway Pink Book 2017-18" (PDF). Indian Railways Pink Book.
  4. ^ "Asansol Division Railway Map". Eastern Railway.
  5. ^ "Adra Division Railway Map". South Eastern Railway.
  6. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Gomoh loco shed and CLW trip record". Indian Railway Reports. IRFCA). Missing or empty |url= (help)
  8. ^ "IR History Part I 1832-1869". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  9. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 16 April 2013.

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