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Dumka Station
Indian Railway Station
Dumka Railway Station View from Over Bridge.jpg
Dumka station seen from foot overbridge
Station statistics
Address Rashikpur Rd., Dumka, Dumka district, Jharkhand
 India
Coordinates 24°17′22″N 87°15′18″E / 24.28944°N 87.25500°E / 24.28944; 87.25500Coordinates: 24°17′22″N 87°15′18″E / 24.28944°N 87.25500°E / 24.28944; 87.25500
Elevation 136 metres (446 ft)
Line(s) Jasidih Dumka Rampurhat Rail line
Connections Deoghar, Rampurhat
Structure type At Ground
Platforms 3
Tracks 5
Parking Available (paid)
Baggage check Not Available
Other information
Opened 2011[1]
Station code DUMK
Zone(s) Eastern Railway
Division(s) Asansol Division
Station status Functional
Jasidih-Dumka-Rampurhat
Track gauge: Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
km from Howrah-Delhi Main Line
0 Jasidih
6 Deoghar
7 to Sultanganj
14 Nowadih
Jharkhand-Bihar border
25 Chandan
to Sahibganj Loop
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11 State Highway 6
16 Mohanpur
Trukati Hills 392m
26 Ghormara
40 Chandanpahari
49 Basukinath
59 Jama
64 State Highway 6
65 to Bhagalpur
71 Baraplasi
Nonihat
100 Hasdiha
109 Kumradol
Jharkhand-Bihar border
115 Pandetola
124 Mandar hill
128 Mandar Vidyapith Halt
133 Panjwara Road
to Banka
4 Telia
8 Murahara
15 Banka
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138 Barahat
142 Punsia
149 Dhauni
155 Sanjha
160 Tikani
165 Hatpuraini
166 Gani Dham Halt
168 Kollikhutaha
176 Bhagalpur
to Sahibganj Loop
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65 Madanpur Halt
72 Dumka
77 Kurwa
Patabari
90 Barmasia
96 Sikaripara
Harinsing
115 Piragaria
Jharkhand-West Bengal border
122 Adalpahari
134 Rampurhat
to Sahibganj Loop

Dumka Railway Station (station code DUMK) is at Dumka city in Dumka district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is in the Asansol Division of the Eastern Railway Zone of the Indian Railway. Jasidih is located at 24°16′N 86°15′E / 24.26°N 86.25°E / 24.26; 86.25.[2] It has an average elevation of 136 metres (446 ft).

The railway line has single broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) track from Jasidih junction in Deoghar District in Santhal Pargana division of Jharkhand to Rampurhat in Birbhum District of West Bengal.

History[edit]

Dumka railway station became operation in 2011. The 72 km (45 mi) segment from Jasidih to Dumka became operational on 12 July 2011.[1] This railway line was sanctioned in 1997-98 Railway Budget but the land acquisition work started after 2002 and major construction started after 2007. First freight train came to Dumka on 12 December 2010. First intercity express between Dumka and Ranchi started on 24 September 2012. It run five days a week except Thursday and Sunday.

Further Extension[edit]

The track from Dumka to Rampurhat is being constructed. It has been completed up to Sikaripara and became operational in June 2014. The line will reduce the distance between Jasidih and Rampurhat by 140 km, from current about 270 km via Asansol.

A new 30 km railway line from Dumka to Hansdiha is also being constructed. A part of it has been completed between Dumka and Baraplasi and made operational in February 2014. Train numbers 53553 and 53554, Jasidih Dumka Passenger trains, now run to Baraplasi.[3] It is an extension of the Bhagalpur to Mandar Hill metre gauge railway track that was converted to broad gauge. The track has been completed up to Hansdiha and became operational on 23 December 2012. This railway track to Dumka is a boon for Santhal Pargana Division.

Facilities[edit]

The major facilities available at Dumka station are waiting rooms, computerised reservation facility, reservation counter and vehicle parking.[4] The station also has toilets, refreshment room, a tea stall and a book stall.[5]

Platforms[edit]

There are a total of 3 platforms and 5 tracks. The platforms are connected by Foot Over Bridge. These platforms are built to accumulate 24 coaches express train. The platforms are equipped with modern facility like display board of arrival and departure of trains.

Dumka railway station has a separate platform for receiving and unloading freight (goods) trains.

Trains[edit]

Two passenger trains run between Jasidih junction and Dumka.[6][7] One intercity express train between Dumka and Ranchi also running five days a week, except Thursday and Sunday.

List of Trains[8]
Pair Train No. Sector Departure Arrival Stops Distance Frequency
1 53551 Jasidih – Dumka 07:25 09:10 Deoghar, Mohanpur, Ghormara Chandanpahari, Basukinath, Jama, Madanpur Halt 72 km except Sunday
53552 Dumka – Jasidih 09:55 11:45
2 73551 Jasidih – Barapalasi 10:25 12:40 Deoghar, Mohanpur, Ghormara Chandanpahari, Basukinath, Jama, Madanpur Halt, Dumka, Barapalasi 85 km except Sunday
73552 Barapalasi – Jasidih 13:00 15:25
3 53555 Jasidih – Shikaripara 14:10 16:35 Dumka, Kurva, Barmasia 96 km except Sunday
53556 Shikaripara – Jasidih 17:05 19:35
4 18619 Ranchi – Dumka 21:25 06:45 Muri, Bokaro, Chandrapura, Dhanbad, Chittaranjan, Madhupur, Jasidih 382 km Daily
18620 Dumka – Ranchi 18:45 04:00

Nearest Airport[edit]

The nearest airports are[9] Birsa Munda Airport at Ranchi, Gaya Airport, Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport at Patna and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport at Calcutta.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dumka-Jasidih trains". The Telegraph (Calcutta). 12 June 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Jasidih
  3. ^ http://www.prabhatkhabar.com/news/87804-story.html
  4. ^ "List of Locations (Irrespective Of States) Where Computerized Reservation Facilities Are Available". Official website of the Indian Railways. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Major passenger amenities available in stations over Asansol Division". Commercial Information. Official Website of the Eastern Railway. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Trains at Dumka". India Rail Info. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Dumka Railway Station Details". indiantrains.org. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  8. ^ India Rail Info Train Search
  9. ^ "Dumka Railway Station". onefivenine.com. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 

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