Chunar railway station

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Chunar
Indian Railway Junction Station
Station statistics
Address Chunar, Uttar Pradesh
India
Coordinates 25°06′12″N 82°52′31″E / 25.1034°N 82.8752°E / 25.1034; 82.8752Coordinates: 25°06′12″N 82°52′31″E / 25.1034°N 82.8752°E / 25.1034; 82.8752
Elevation 85 metres (279 ft)
Line(s) Mughalsarai-Kanpur section
Chunar-Billibari line
Structure type Standard on ground
Platforms 5
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened 1864
Electrified 1965-66
Station code CAR
Division(s) Allahabad
Owned by Indian Railways
Operator North Central Railway
Station status Functioning
Formerly East Indian Railway Company
Location
Chunar railway station is located in Uttar Pradesh
Chunar railway station
Location of Chunar railway station in Uttar Pradesh

Chunar railway station is on the Mughalsarai-Kanpur section and Chunar-Billibari line. It is located in Mirzapur district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It serves Chunar and the surrounding areas.

History[edit]

The Howrah-Delhi line of East Indian Railway Company was ready up to Naini in 1864 and after the Old Naini Bridge was completed through trains started running in 1865-66.[1]

The 79.07 km (49 mi) long 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge Chunar-Robertsganj-Churk line was constructed in 1954.[2]

Electrification[edit]

The Dagmagpur-Cheoki section was electrified in 1965-66.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IR History: Early History (1832-1869)". IRFCA. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Moonis Raza & Yash Aggarwal. "Transport Geography of India: Commodity Flow and the Regional Structure of Indian Economy". page 60. Concept Publishing Company, A-15/16 Commercial Block, Mohan Garden, New Delhi - 110059. ISBN 81-7022-089-0. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
North Central Railway zone
Terminus North Central Railway zone
Chunar-Billibari branch line