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Haldia railway station

Haldia
Kolkata Suburban Railway station
LocationPanskura-Tamluk Road, Haldia, Purba Medinipur
India
Coordinates22°02′43″N 88°03′57″E / 22.045284°N 88.06589°E / 22.045284; 88.06589
Elevation2 metres (6.6 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouth Eastern Railway zone
Line(s)Panskura-Haldia branch line
Platforms2
Tracks3
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeHLZ
Division(s) Kharagpur
History
Opened1968[citation needed]
Electrified1974-76
Services
Preceding station   Kolkata Suburban Railway   Following station
TerminusSouth Eastern Line
Location
Haldia is located in West Bengal
Haldia
Haldia
Location in West Bengal
Haldia is located in India
Haldia
Haldia
Location in India

Haldia is a terminal railway station on the Panskura-Haldia branch line and is located in Purba Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Haldia industrial area.

History

The Howrah-Kharagpur line was opened in 1865.[1]

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]

Electrification

The Howrah-Kharagpur line was electrified in 1967-69. The Panskura-Haldia line was electrified in 1974-76.[3]

New line

Indian Railways propose to lay a new line connecting Sealdah and Haldia, with the distance being shorter by 70  km than the Howrah-Haldia track.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Rail survey on new port route". The Telegraph, 28 June 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2013.

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