Balasore railway station

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Balasore
Indian Railway Station
Location Station Road, Balasore, Odisha
India
Coordinates 21°30′05″N 86°55′13″E / 21.5014°N 86.9203°E / 21.5014; 86.9203Coordinates: 21°30′05″N 86°55′13″E / 21.5014°N 86.9203°E / 21.5014; 86.9203
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by South Eastern Railway
Line(s) Kharagpur-Puri line
Platforms 4
Tracks Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Available
Other information
Station code BLS
Division(s) Kharagpur
History
Opened 1896
Electrified Yes
Previous names Bengal Nagpur Railway
Location
Balasore railway station is located in Odisha
Balasore railway station
Balasore railway station
Location in Odisha

Balasore railway station serves Balasore and Chandipur in Balasore district in the Indian state of Odisha.

History[edit]

Balasore Rail Station.JPG

During the period 1893 to 1896, 1,287 km (800 mi) of East Coast State Railway was built and opened to traffic. Bengal Nagpur Railway’s line to Cuttack was opened on 1 January 1899.[1] The 514 km (319 mi) long northern section of the East Coast State Railway was merged with BNR in 1902.[2]

Amenities[edit]

Balasore railway station has a computerized reservation office, cloak room, waiting room, retiring room and refreshment room.[3] Balasore railway station has a double-bedded AC retiring room, 6 double bedded non-AC retiring rooms and an six-bedded dormitory.[4]

Passenger movement[edit]

Balasore railway station serves around 126,000 passengers everyday.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "History". East Coast Railway. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Balasore railway station". make my trip. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Availability of Railway Retiring Rooms and Dormitories". Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Balasore (BLS)". Indian Rail Enquiry. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Chandipur travel guide from Wikivoyage

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