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Khana railway station

Khana Junction
Indian Railway Station
Junction station
Khana Jn. Station.jpg
Khana Jn. railway station
LocationKhana, Bardhaman, West Bengal
 India
Coordinates23°19′15″N 87°46′12″E / 23.32091°N 87.769989°E / 23.32091; 87.769989
Line(s)Howrah-Delhi main line , Sahibganj Loop
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeKAN
Zone(s) Eastern Railway
Division(s) Howrah
History
Opened1854
Electrified1957-1962
Previous namesEast Indian Railway

Khana Junction is a railway station in Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision of Purba Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

History

During the middle of the nineteenth century, Carr, Tagore and Company transported coal from Narayankuri ghat on the Damodar River to Kolkata, then known as Calcutta. However, as the flow of water in the river was inconsistent, supplies were irregular. In order to capture the lucrative coal transport business, East Indian Railway, extended the railway track that had been laid between Kolkata and Hooghly to Raniganj in 1855.[6][7][8]

Construction of what was then considered to be the Howrah-Delhi main line was started in 1859, when the Khana junction-Rajmahal line was built. In 1866 Kolkata and Delhi were directly linked. With the completion of the 406 kilometres (252 mi) long line connecting Raniganj with Kiul in 1871, a "shorter main line" was in position. Initially, it was called the chord line. However, as it attracted more traffic it was designated the main line and the original line, operating between Khana Junction and Kiul Junction, became the Sahibganj Loop.[8]

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. ^ "The Chronology of Railway Development in Eastern India". railindia. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
  7. ^ "Asansol". railindia. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
  8. ^ a b "Indian Railway History Timeline". Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2011.