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Joychandi Pahar railway station

Joychandi Pahar
Indian Railway Station
View of the joychandipahar railways station.jpg
New building of the Joychandi Pahar station
LocationAdra circle, Joychandi Pahar-Adra road, Raghunathpur I, Purulia district, West Bengal
India
Coordinates23°31′00″N 86°40′51″E / 23.5168°N 86.6809°E / 23.5168; 86.6809
Elevation155 metres (509 ft)
Line(s)Asansol-Tatanagar-Kharagpur line
Platforms3
Construction
Structure typeAt Ground
ParkingAvailable
Bicycle facilitiesNot available
Other information
StatusFunctional
Station codeJOC
Zone(s) South Eastern Railway
Division(s) Adra
History
Opened1891; 128 years ago (1891)
Electrified1957-62
Previous namesBengal Nagpur Railway
Location
Joychandi Pahar is located in West Bengal
Joychandi Pahar
Joychandi Pahar
Location in West Bengal
Joychandi Pahar is located in India
Joychandi Pahar
Joychandi Pahar
Location in India

Joychandi Pahar railway station serves Adra town and Raghunathpur in Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It was named after the hill called Joychandi Pahar which is located between these two towns. Joychandipahar rail station is situated on the Adra - Asansol main line section. In the year of 2014 it was redeveloped and made as an alternative station of Adra Junction to decongest Adra station from a huge passenger and freight traffic.

History

The Bengal Nagpur Railway was formed in 1887 for the purpose of upgrading the Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway and then extending it via Bilaspur to Asansol, in order to develop a shorter Howrah-Mumbai route than the one via Allahabad.[1] The Bengal Nagpur Railway main line from Nagpur to Asansol, on the Howrah-Delhi main line, was opened for goods traffic on 1 February 1891.[2] Later it was modified as the bypass rail station of Adra Junction to decongest Adra station .

Electrification

The Tatanagar-Adra-Asansol section was electrified in the 1957-1962 period.[3]

New station building

Joychandi Hill Railway Station, New Building

A new station building at Joychandi Pahar railway station was inaugurated on 4 February 2013 by Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Union minister of state for Railways.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Number 1 Down Mail". Railways of the Raj. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  3. ^ Ghose, Arabinda. "Platinum Jubilee of Railway Electrification in India". Press Information Bureau. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  4. ^ Mitra, Bilwadal. "Political affiliations no bar when it comes to rail projects for Bengal:Adhir". The Statesman, 5 February 2013. Archived from the original on 13 April 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013.

External links

External video
Bero-Joychandi Pahar-Adra route of South Eastern Railway
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
South Eastern Railway zone