|Operator(s)||South Eastern Railway|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge|
|Operating speed||up to 110 km/h (68 mph)|
The Kharagpur–Bankura–Adra line is part of Mednipur, Bankura, Purulia district. It links Kharagpur to Adra and Bankura in Eastern India, and also serves as a major freight line for transporting iron ore, coal and steel products to Haldia Port.
The Kharagpur–Midnapur Branch line was opened in 1901. The Midnapore–Jharia extension of the Bengal Nagpur Railway, passing through Bankura District, was opened around 1903–04.The Kharagpur-Gomoh section of BNR was opened up to Bhojudih in February 1903.