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Kakdwip railway station

Kakdwip railway station
Kolkata Suburban Railway Station
LocationKakdwip - Namkhana road, Kakdwip, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal
India
Coordinates21°31′29″N 88°06′49″E / 21.5246°N 88.1137°E / 21.5246; 88.1137
Elevation6 metres (20 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Line(s)Sealdah–Namkhana line
Platforms2
Tracks1
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeKWDP
Zone(s) Eastern Railway
Division(s) Sealdah railway division
History
Opened2001; 18 years ago (2001)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesEastern Bengal Railway
Services
Preceding station   Kolkata Suburban Railway   Following station
toward Namkhana
Sealdah South
Baruipur-Namkhana line
toward Sealdah

Kakdwip railway station is a Kolkata Suburban Railway halt stations on the Sealdah–Namkhana line of Sealdah railway division. It is under the jurisdiction of Eastern Railway zone of Indian Railways. The station is situated beside Kakdwip - Namkhana Road at Kakdwip, South 24 Parganas district in the Indian State of West Bengal.[1] This railway station serves Kakdwip town and surrounding areas.[2]

History

The Eastern Bengal Railway constructed a 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide Broad Gauge Railway from Sealdah to Baruipur in 1882. The Jaynagar Majilpur line was constructed by Eastern Bengal Railway in 1882. It was extended up to Lakshmikantapur railway station in 1928.[3] Thereafter the line was extended up to Kakdwip railway station in 2001 and up to Namkhana in 2006.[4] Baruipur to Lakshmikantapur line was electrified in 1965-66 and Lakshmikantapur to Kakdwip railway station in 1992-2000 and Kakdwip to Namkhana railway station in 2005-06.[5]

References

  1. ^ "KWDP/Kakdwip". Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  2. ^ "KAKDWIP (KWDP) Railway Station". ndtv.com. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  3. ^ "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern Indian". railindia. Archived from the original on 2 August 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Travel: A Great Escape". The Statesman, 13 June 2006. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  5. ^ "TRACTION DISTRIBUTION SEALDAH". er.indianrailways.gov.in. Retrieved 23 May 2019.