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Masagram railway station

Masagram
Kolkata Suburban Railway station
Masagram Platformboard.jpg
LocationNational Highway 2, Masagram, Distt. Purba Bardhaman, West Bengal
India
Coordinates23°08′06″N 88°02′34″E / 23.1349°N 88.0429°E / 23.1349; 88.0429
Elevation24.00 metres (78.74 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Line(s)Howrah-Bardhaman chord
Bankura-Masagram line
Platforms6
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeMSAE
Division(s) Howrah
History
Opened1917
Electrified1964-66
Previous namesEast Indian Railway Company
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
Nabagram
Eastern Railway zone
Chanchai
Gram Masagram
South Eastern Railway zoneTerminus
Location
Masagram railway station is located in West Bengal
Masagram railway station
Masagram railway station
Location in West Bengal

Masagram is a Kolkata Suburban Railway station on the Howrah-Bardhaman chord and is located in Purba Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Masagram and surrounding villages. The construction of the Bankura-Masagram line made Masagram a junction station. The Damodar flows nearby.

Masagram Station

History

The Howrah–Bardhaman chord, a shorter link to Bardhaman from Howrah than the Howrah–Bardhaman main line, was constructed in 1917.[1]

Electrification

Howrah–Bardhaman chord was electrified in 1964–66.[2]

Passengers

Around 3,000 passengers use Masagram railway station every day.[3]

Bankura Masagram line

The 117-kilometre-long (73 mi) Bankura-Masagram line will connect to the Howrah–Bardhaman chord near Masagram.[4][5] The 510-metre-long (1,670 ft) bridge over the Damodar has already been constructed, and work on the last sector, the Mathnasipur-Masagram new line project, was inaugurated on 16 April 2013.[6] [7]

References

  1. ^ "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern India". railindia. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  2. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Masagram". Railenquiry.in. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  4. ^ Mandal, Sanjay (2005-09-12). "Train to Bankura". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, 12 September 2005. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Before swearing-in, Didi's rail sops on track". Business Standard, 18 May 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  6. ^ "SER GM reviews Bankura-Masagram rail project". Web India 123, 9 February 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  7. ^ "South Eastern Railway". ser.indianrailways.gov.in. Retrieved 30 May 2014.

External links

External video
A glimpse of Bankura Damodar line from a running train passing Masagram railway station