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Madhupur–Giridih–Koderma line

Madhupur Giridih Koderma line
Overview
TypeDiesel
SystemBroad Gauge
StatusOperational
LocaleJharkhand, India
TerminiMadhupur
Koderma
Stations7 operational
ServicesKoderma Madhupur line
Operation
Opened1871, 2012, 2015, 2019
OwnerIndian Railways
Operator(s)Eastern Railway
Technical
Line length137 km (85 mi)
Number of tracks1
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) Broad gauge
Operating speedUp to 110 km/h

Madhupur–Giridih–Koderma line is a section of Indian Railways under Asansol Division of Eastern Railway. It is a 137 km (85 mi) long single 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) Broad gauge track from Madhupur city in Deoghar district to Koderma district via Giridih town in Giridih District of Jharkhand state. It is an extended route of Madhupur-Giridih railway line. The construction of 110 km (68 mi) rail line from Maheshmunda to Koderma was done under supervision of Dhanbad Division of East Central Railway.[1]

History

The Giridih Railway Station was built as a railway siding in 1871 by the British government in India (prior to the India's independence in 1947) mainly for transport of mineral reserve from the region. The contract for the railway siding was awarded in 1865 and the construction was completed in 1871.[2] The siding is owned by Central Coalfields Limited.[3]

Further extension

Madhupur–Giridih–Koderma line
km
0 Madhupur
on Howrah–Delhi main line
6 Sugapahari (SGPA)
7 Sugapahari Halt (SAPT)
13 Jagadishpur
18 Krishna Ballabh Sahay Halt
27 Maheshmunda Junction
to Giridih
35 New Giridih
42 Salaiya
52 Kawar
59 Jorashank Halt
66 Jamua
75 Duriatanr Halt
83 Rema
89 Raj Dhanwar
97 Rakesh Bagh Halt
105 Nawadih
110 Nawal Shahi Halt
118 Maheshpur A Cabin Halt
127 Koderma Town
137 Koderma Junction on Grand Chord

Source: Schedule of Train No. 53369 on indianrail.gov.in

A 110 km (68 mi) track from Koderma to Maheshmunda has been constructed. A new railway station was built in Giridih (New Giridih - NGRH) which leaves out the already existing station (Giridih - GRD) on this route, also making Maheshmunda a junction station now. Effectively, the route extends from Koderma to Madhupur. On 16 February 2019, Eastern Railway in its press-release announced a passenger train service w.e.f. 25 February 2019 from Koderma to Madhupur. Onward journey duration is of 4 hours and 5 minutes while the return journey duration is 4 hours and 25 minutes. Eastern Railway also announced another passenger train service w.e.f. 25 February 2019 from Koderma to Maheshmunda Junction through the same press-release. Onward journey duration is of 3 hours while the return journey duration is 3 hours and 10 minutes.[4]

There are proposals to connect Giridih town with the Parasnath Station, for the convenience of the Jain pilgrims visiting Parasnath, and another proposal to connect Giridih town with Dhanbad Junction.[5][6]

Description

Following is the list of stations that are on Madhupur - Koderma route via New Giridih railway station in Giridih town.[7]

List of Stations
S.No. Station Station Code
1 Madhupur MDP
2 Sugapahari TP-6/3 SGPA
3 Sugapahari Halt TP-7/11 SAPT
4 Jagadishpur JGD
5 Krishna Ballav Sahay Halt KBSH
6 Maheshmunda Junction MMD
7 New Giridih NGRH
8 Salaiya SLIA
9 Kawar KWAR
10 Jorasankh Halt JASH
11 Jamua JAUA
12 Duriyatanr Halt DUTR
13 Rema REMA
14 Raj Dhanwar DNWR
15 Rakesh Bagh Halt RHBH
16 Nawadih NWDH
17 Nawasahi Halt NWSI
19 Maheshpur A Cabin Halt MHSA
20 Koderma Town KQRT
21 Koderma Junction KQR

Trains

Single passenger train run five times a day between Madhupur Junction-Giridih Station. The train service on Madhupur Giridih Railroute started on 1871. The trains run five times daily on Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday and four times on Sunday.[8] The Train that arrives the terminal departs with a different train number. The bogies of the express train are attached to the passenger train for movement in the Madhupur-Giridih route. The following are the trains arriving and departing from the Giridih railway station.[9][10]

Express Trains
S.No. Train No. Train Name Source – Destination
1 23112 Giridih Kolkata Express Giridih – Kolkata
2 23111 Danapur Express Giridih – Danapur, Patna
3 83112 Danapur Giridih Express Danapur, Patna – Giridih
4 13111-slip Lal Quila Express Slip Kolkata – Giridih
Passenger Trains
Sl.No. TRAIN NO. TRAIN NAME
1 53511 Madhupur-Giridih Passenger
2 53512 Giridih-Madhupur Passenger
3 53513 Madhupur-Giridih Passenger
4 53514 Giridih-Madhupur Passenger
5 53515 Madhupur-Giridih Passenger
6 53516 Giridih-Madhupur Passenger
7 53517 Madhupur-Giridih Passenger
8 53518 Giridih-Madhupur Passenger
9 53519 Madhupur-Giridih Passenger
10 53520 Giridih-Madhupur Passenger

See also

References

  1. ^ "Railways conduct trial run on newly built track on Dhanbad Division". timesofindia. 27 March 2010. Retrieved 27 March 2010.
  2. ^ Akhtar, Shahnawaz (20 August 2009). "Ignored, Giridih station cries for care – Pilgrim spot fetches Rs 25cr for railways, but denied express trains". The Telegraph (Calcutta). Calcutta, India. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Colliery Sidings East Railway". Official Website of the Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 26 May 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  4. ^ Railway, Eastern (16 February 2019). "pic.twitter.com/fol9xNXCuk". @EasternRailway. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  5. ^ "मोदी सरकार ने खींचा धनबाद-गिरिडीह के बीच रेल लाइन का खाका". Dainik Jagran (in Hindi). Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Giridih lauds Didi's budget – 'Madhuban link a blessing'". The Telegraph (Calcutta). Calcutta, India. 5 July 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  7. ^ "List of Stations on Asansol Division". Official Website of Eastern Railway, Govt of India. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  8. ^ Akhtar, Shahnawaz (19 May 2008). "Coal mafia chokes trains". The Telegraph (Calcutta). Calcutta, India. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Trains to Giridih". Indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Trains from Giridih". Indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 31 March 2012.

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