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Kharagpur–Bankura–Adra line

Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg Kharagpur–Bankura–Adra line
Overview
SystemElectrified
StatusOperational
LocaleWest Bengal
TerminiKharagpur
Adra
Operation
Opened1901
OwnerIndian Railway
Operator(s)South Eastern Railway
Technical
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge
Operating speedup to 110 km/h (68 mph)
Route map

km
Up arrow
 
to Gomoh & Bokaro
0
Adra Junction
8
Metyal Sohar
14
Indrabil
21
Sirjam
30
Jhantipahari
39
Chhatna
Kalabati
Hura
LowerLeft arrow
to Purulia
& Mukutmanipur
(
under
construction
)
42
Anchuri
53
Bankura Junction
60
Bheduasol
64
Kalisen
69
Ondagram
78
Ramsagar
83
Bishnupur
Uprasol
Khatra
Mukutmanipur
Jhilmili
96
Piardoba
104
Bogri Road
108
Garbeta
120
Chandrakona Road
Kubai River
Tamal River
132
Salboni
144
Godapiasal
149
Jangalmahal Bhadutala
Lalgarh
LowerLeft arrow
to Jhargram & Asansol–
Tatanagar–Kharagpur line
(
under
construction
)
156
Midnapore
159
Cossye Halt
162
Gokulpur
166
Girimaidan
169
Kharagpur Junction
Sources: [1][2][3][4]

The Kharagpur–Bankura–Adra line is part of Mednipur, Bankura, Purulia district. It links Kharagpur to Adra and Bankura in Eastern India,[5] and also serves as a major freight line for transporting iron ore, coal and steel products to Haldia Port.

History

The Kharagpur–Midnapur Branch line was opened in 1901.[6] The Midnapore–Jharia extension of the Bengal Nagpur Railway, passing through Bankura District, was opened around 1903–04.[7]The Kharagpur-Gomoh section of BNR was opened up to Bhojudih in February 1903.[8]

Electrification

The Adra–Bheduasol sector was electrified in 1997–98, and the Bheduasol–Salboni sector in 1998–99.[9]

References

  1. ^ "South Eastern Railway Pink Book 2017–18" (PDF). Indian Railways Pink Book.
  2. ^ "Adra Division Railway Map". South Eastern Railway.
  3. ^ "Kharagpur Divisional Railway Map". South Eastern Railway.
  4. ^ Google maps
  5. ^ "Bankura Station - 75 Train Departures SER/South Eastern Zone - Railway Enquiry". indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  6. ^ "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern India". railindia. Archived from the original on 16 March 2008. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  7. ^ "388 Bankura District". Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 6. Electronic Library. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  8. ^ R.P. Saxena. "Indian Railway History timeline". IRFCA. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  9. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 16 April 2013.