Darshana railway station

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This article is about the border railway station in Bangladesh. For form of Hindu worship, see Darśana. For the scholarly, philosophical schools of thought, see Hindu philosophy.
Darshana
Bangladesh Railway Station
Location Chuadanga, Khulna
 Bangladesh
Coordinates 23°30′13″N 88°47′25″E / 23.5036°N 88.7904°E / 23.5036; 88.7904
Line(s) Chilahati-Parbatipur-Santahar-Darshana Line
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Other information
Status Functioning
History
Opened 1871
Previous names Eastern Bengal Railway

Darshana (Bengali: দর্শনা) is a border railway station in Bangladesh, situated in Damurhuda Upazila of Chuadanga District, in Khulna Division. It is a rail transit point and a border checkpoint on the Bangladesh-India border.

Darshana to Jagotee, Kushtia rail line was first opened on 15th November 1861. It was 53.11 km long broad gauge line. It is the first rail road in East Bengal. This rail road established sugarcane supply chain between Darsana (Carew) and Jagotee Sugar mills. Later on this rail road was extended up to Goalundo Ghat. Darshana - Rana Ghat(India) -Benapole -Jessore -Khulna passenger railway communication continued until early 1960's between East Pakistan and India. Then Darshana to Jessore railway was eastablished and the service discontinued. Darsana station came up with the Eastern Bengal Railway opening the line from Calcutta to Goalundo Ghat, in 1871.[1]

The Maitree Express passes through this station.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ R.P.Saxena. "Indian Railway History timeline". Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Dhaka-Calcutta train link resumes". BBC News (BBC). 14 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-17.