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Mogalhat railway station

Mogalhat
Bangladesh Railway Station
LocationLalmonirhat, Rangpur
 Bangladesh
Other information
StatusLine out of service
History
Opened1900?
Closed1955-1960?
Previous namesNorthern Bengal State Railway
Defunct Lalmonirhat–Geetaldaha Line
Track gaugeMetre gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
from Burimari–Lalmonirhat–Parbatipur line
Lalmonirhat
Mogalhat
IndiaBangladesh border
Dharla River with broken bridge
Gitaldaha
to Golokganj

Mogalhat (Bengali: মোগলহাট) is a border railway station in Bangladesh, situated in Lalmonirhat District, in Rangpur Division. It is a defunct railway transit point on the Bangladesh-India border.

History

By the turn of the nineteenth century Lalmonirhat railway station had emerged as an important railway centre. Bengal Dooars Railway constructed a line to Malbazar. Cooch Behar State Railway constructed the Geetaldaha-Jayanti narrow gauge line. Links were established with Assam, with the Golokganj-Amingaon line coming up. In pre-independence days, a metre gauge line running via Radhikapur, Biral, Parbatipur, Tista, Gitaldaha and Golokganj connected Fakiragaram in Assam with Katihar in Bihar.[1][2][3][4]

The Mogalhat-Geetaldaha link was there in 1955, when Pakistan and India signed an agreement regarding resumption of rail traffic.[5] Subsequently, a part of the bridge across the Dharla River 26°00′11″N 89°28′10″E / 26.00304°N 89.46934°E / 26.00304; 89.46934 was washed away transforming Mogalhat-Geetaldaha, a defunct railway transit point.

References

  1. ^ R.P. Saxena. "Indian Railway History timeline". Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-02-01.
  2. ^ "Bengal Dooars Railway". Fibis. Retrieved 2011-11-20.
  3. ^ "Geography - International". IRFCA. Retrieved 2011-12-10.
  4. ^ "Prospect to establish Quadrilateral business link". Bangla 2000, 10 October 2000. Retrieved 2012-02-01.
  5. ^ "No. 3458, Pakistan and india, Agreement regarding resumption of rail traffic. Signed at Karachi on 15 April 1955" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-28.