Dankuni railway station

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Dankuni Junction
Kolkata Suburban Railway station
Station statistics
Address Dankuni Station Road, Station Pally, Dankuni, Distt. Hooghly, West Bengal
India
Coordinates 22°40′42″N 88°17′27″E / 22.6783°N 88.2908°E / 22.6783; 88.2908Coordinates: 22°40′42″N 88°17′27″E / 22.6783°N 88.2908°E / 22.6783; 88.2908
Elevation 7 metres (23 ft)
Line(s) Howrah-Bardhaman chord and Calcutta Chord / Dankuni-Sealdah
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Platforms 5
Parking No
Bicycle facilities Yes
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened 1917
Electrified 1964-66
Station code DKAE
Division(s) Howrah
Owned by Indian Railways
Operator Eastern Railway
Station status Functioning
Formerly East Indian Railway Company
Location
Dankuni railway station is located in West Bengal
Dankuni railway station
Location of Dankuni railway station in West Bengal

Dankuni is a railway junction station on the Howrah-Bardhaman chord and is located in Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is linked with both Howrah and Sealdah.

History[edit]

The Howrah–Bardhaman chord, a shorter link to Bardhaman from Howrah than the Howrah–Bardhaman Main Line, was constructed in 1917. In 1932, the Calcutta chord line was built over the Willingdon Bridge joining Dum Dum and Dankuni. [1]

Electrification[edit]

Howrah–Bardhaman chord was electrified in 1964–66.[2]

Diesel Loco Component Factory[edit]

Trial production has started in the Diesel Component Factory at Dankuni.[3]Built at a cost of Rs. 84.21 crores, it was inaugurated by Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal on 28 May 2012. The components manufactured are being supplied to Diesel Locomotive Works.[4]

Electric Loco Component Factory[edit]

Construction of the Rs. 270.77 crore Electric Loco Component Factory is in progress.[4]

Dankuni Freight Yard[edit]

A project is on to remodel the Dankuni Goods Yard and develop it as Dankuni Freight Yard. It will be a multi-purpose freight terminal that would consolidate the entire freight movement in one place. It will ease the load of Howrah, Sealdah, Shalimar and Chitpur yards. [5][6]

Dedicated Freight Corridor[edit]

The 1839 km long eastern dedicated freight corridor has been proposed from Dankuni to Ludhiana.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern India". railindia. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Highlights of the railway budget 2012-13". Indian Railways. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Mamata gives shape to promises she made as railway minister". The Statesman, 28 May 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "New freight terminal for Eastern Railway". The Times of India, 4 August 2004. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Freight Sheds and Marshalling Yards". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Dedicated Freight Corridor Project:Progress and Opportunities". DFC, 6 February 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 

External links[edit]

External video
Moving through Dankuni railway station with freight terminal in the distance
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