Haldia railway station

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Haldia
Kolkata Suburban Railway station
Location Panskura-Tamluk Road, Haldia, Purba Medinipur
India
Coordinates 22°02′N 88°04′E / 22.03°N 88.06°E / 22.03; 88.06Coordinates: 22°02′N 88°04′E / 22.03°N 88.06°E / 22.03; 88.06
Elevation 2 metres (6.6 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by South Eastern Railway
Line(s) Panskura-Haldia branch line
Platforms 2
Tracks 3
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking No
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code HLZ
Division(s) Kharagpur
History
Opened 1968
Electrified 1974-76
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
South Eastern Railway zone Terminus
Location
Haldia railway station is located in West Bengal
Haldia railway station
Location of Haldia railway station in West Bengal

Haldia is a terminal railway station on the Panskura-Haldia branch line and is located in Purba Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Haldia industrial area.

History[edit]

The Howrah-Kharagpur line was opened in 1900.[1]

The Panskura-Durgachak line was opened in 1968, at a time when Haldia Port was being constructed. It was subsequently extended to Haldia.[1][2]

Electrification[edit]

The Howrah-Kharagpur line was electrified in 1967-69. The Panskura-Haldia line was electrified in 1974-76.[3]

New line[edit]

Indian Railways propose to lay a new line connecting Sealdah and Haldia, with the distance being shorter by 70  km than the Howrah-Haldia track.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Major events in formation of S.E.Railway". South Eastern Railway. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Haldia" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rail survey on new port route". The Telegraph, 28 June 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 

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