Agartala railway station

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Agartala Railway Station
Indian Railway
Agartala Station.jpg
Station statistics
Address Badharghat, Agartala
 India
Coordinates 23°47′34″N 91°16′42″E / 23.79278°N 91.27833°E / 23.79278; 91.27833Coordinates: 23°47′34″N 91°16′42″E / 23.79278°N 91.27833°E / 23.79278; 91.27833
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Line(s) Agartala-Lumding
Connections Auto Rickshaw, Bus
Tracks 3
Parking Available
Other information
Opened 2008
Station code AGTL
Fare zone Northeast Frontier Railway zone India
Station status Functioning

Agartala Railway Station (Bengali: আগরতলা রেল স্টেশন) is located 5.5 km (2.96 nautical miles) from Agartala in Tripura, India.[1] The 413 km route connects to Lumding with a meter gauge track, where finally it bifurcates into a broad gauge track. Agartala is the second capital city (after Guwahati, Assam) in the northeast to be connected to the country's railway network, there are lot of modes of transportation are available to reach the city from the station. The lines connect from Lumding with a meter gauge track to Agartala and is almost in its way for a connection towards the extreme end point of the state to sabroom. There are total 14 stations in Tripura with Churaibari being the last one.[2] Total length of track in this state is 153 km (appx) following of which the territory of Assam starts.

History[edit]

Railway service was established in Tripura in 1964,[3] but it was limited to Dharmanagar. The northeastern state capital came on India's railmap with the advent of the railways in the subcontinent in 1853. The foundation stone of the 119 km Kumarghat-Agartala railway project was laid in 1996 by the former Prime Minister H. D. Deve Gowda and during the laying of rail lines, provisions were kept for swiftly converting it to broad gauge.

Construction[edit]

The NFR had spent Rs 900 crore ($190 million) to connect Agartala by rail by making three tunnels through the Longtharai Valley, Baramura and Atharamura Hills in Dhalai and West Tripura districts. The 1,962-metre Longtharai tunnel is the longest railway tunnel in eastern India.[4]

Design[edit]

The architecture of the station resembles Ujjayanta Palace.[citation needed]

A corner view of the station

Train Services[edit]

One express train runs between Lumding and Agartala daily. The meter gauge track is being converted to broad gauge under Project Unigauge.

List of Trains[5]
Pair Train No. Sector Departure Arrival Stops Distance Frequency
1 15695 Lumding – Agartala 20:55 13:15 MBG, LFG, BPB, KXJ, BRGM, CBZ, DMR, PEC, KUGT, MANU, ABSA, TLMR, JRNA, JGNR 404 km Daily
15696 Agartala – Lumding 14:10 08:30

References[edit]

  1. ^ Agartala
  2. ^ railway stations of agartala
  3. ^ "Agartala now on India's rail map". iGovernment › Infrastructure. igovernment.in. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  4. ^ The Economic Times. "Agartala comes up on Indian railway map". Indian Railways News January -June 2008. worldjute.com. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "3 Trains / 0 ΣChains from Jasidih Junction/JSME to Dumka/DUMK". All Trains. http://indiarailinfo.com/. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 

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