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Purulia Junction railway station

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Purulia JN
Indian Railway Junction Station
LocationStation Road, Purulia, West Bengal
India
Coordinates23°19′30″N 86°22′41″E / 23.325°N 86.378°E / 23.325; 86.378
Elevation246 metres (807 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouth Eastern Railway zone
Line(s)Asansol-Tatanagar-Kharagpur line, Purulia-Ranchi line
Platforms4
Tracks6
Construction
Structure typeAt Ground
ParkingAvailable
Bicycle facilitiesAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctional
Station codePRR
Zone(s) South Eastern Railway zone
Division(s) Adra
History
Opened1890
Electrified1961-62
Previous namesBengal Nagpur Railway
Traffic
PassengersAverage 7231 per day.[citation needed]
Location
Purulia JN is located in West Bengal
Purulia JN
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Purulia JN
Location in West Bengal
Purulia JN is located in India
Purulia JN
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Purulia JN
Location in India

Purulia Railway Station serves Purulia City the headquarters of Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is situated at the eastern side of the city with railway owned colonies which is home for working staffs. The station is under NSG4 category.[citation needed]

Purulia railway station is presently a three way junction point having direct connection to Asansol/Adra, Muri/Bokaro/Ranchi and Tatanagar/Chakradharpur.

12828 Purulia-Howrah Superfast Express is the most important and oldest train of the whole region that connects to Kolkata. 12884 Purulia-Howrah Rupashi Bangla Express is another direct option running on the counter times of 12827/28. 12866 Purulia-Howrah Lalmati Express(via TATA) is a bi-weekly train meant to cater extra rush between the two. 12801 Purushottam SF Express is the only daily link to New Delhi. 22605 Purulia-Villupuram Weekly Superfast Express is another important train connecting to Vellore that originates from here.

Totos (E-Rickshaws) are available for local transport. Taxi and Maxi is available for long distance travels from the station.

History

The Bengal Nagpur Railway was formed in 1887 for the purpose of upgrading the Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway and then extending it via Bilaspur to Asansol, in order to develop a shorter Howrah-Mumbai route than the one via Allahabad.[1]The Bengal Nagpur Railway main line from Nagpur to Asansol, on the Howrah-Delhi main line, was opened for goods traffic on 1 February 1891.[2]

The Purulia-Ranchi line was opened as a narrow gauge railway of BNR in 1907.[3]The Ranchi-Kotshila section was upgraded to broad gauge in 1960 and the Kotshila-Purulia section subsequently.[2]

Electrification

The Purulia-Chakradharpur, Kandra-Gomharria, Sini- Adityapur, Adityapur-Tatanagar, Chakradharpur-Manoharpur and Manoharpur-Rourkela sections were electrified in 1961-62.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Number 1 Down Mail". Railways of the Raj. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  3. ^ "IR History: Part - III (1900 - 1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  4. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 November 2012.

External links

Purulia travel guide from Wikivoyage

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TerminusSouth Eastern Railway zone