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Raniganj railway station

Raniganj
Indian Railway Station
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Raniganj railway station nameplate
LocationStation Road, Raniganj, Asansol, West Bengal
India
Coordinates23°36′13″N 87°07′03″E / 23.6037°N 87.1174°E / 23.6037; 87.1174
Elevation92 metres (302 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Line(s)Bardhaman-Asansol section
Howrah-Delhi main line
Howrah-Gaya-Delhi line
Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line
Platforms4
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeRNG
Zone(s) ER
Division(s) Asansol
History
Opened1855
Electrified1960-61
Previous namesEast Indian Railway Company
Location
Raniganj is located in West Bengal
Raniganj
Raniganj
Location in West Bengal
Raniganj is located in India
Raniganj
Raniganj
Location in India

Raniganj is a railway station on the Bardhaman-Asansol section. It is located in Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It lies in the heart of Raniganj Coalfield and serves the neighbourhood of Raniganj in Asansol, and the surrounding mining-industrial area of Asansol.

Overview

Mining-industry zone

"The entire belt between Durgapur (158 km from Howrah), and all the way up to Dhanbad and beyond is industrialized. Apart from factories, there are many coalmines, some closed now, and some with fires burning deep in the mineshafts. The mining area extends for a large area, mostly to the south of the tracks. Quite a portion of the track passes through cuttings, where the surrounding area is higher than the track level, resulting in the profusion of characteristic small masonry bridges crossing the tracks." [6]

History

The first passenger train in eastern India ran from Howrah to Hooghly on 15 August 1854. The track was extended to Raniganj by 1855.[7]

Electrification

The Waria-Asansol sector was electrified in 1960-61.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Bardhaman-Asansol MEMU 63505". India Rail Info.
  2. ^ "Asansol Division System Map". Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 26 April 2016.
  3. ^ "South Eastern Railway Pink Book 2017-18" (PDF). Indian Railways Pink Book.
  4. ^ "Asansol Division Railway Map". Eastern Railway.
  5. ^ "Adra Division Railway Map". South Eastern Railway.
  6. ^ "Gomoh loco shed and CLW trip record". Indian Railway Reports. IRFCA). Missing or empty |url= (help)
  7. ^ "IR History Part I 1832-1869". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  8. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 16 April 2013.

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