Kendujhar railway station

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Not to be confused with Jajpur Kendujhar Road railway station on the Kharagpur-Khurda Road section of Howrah-Chennai main line
Indian Railway Station
Station statistics
Address Kendujhar, Odisha
Coordinates 21°39′36″N 85°37′36″E / 21.6601°N 85.6268°E / 21.6601; 85.6268Coordinates: 21°39′36″N 85°37′36″E / 21.6601°N 85.6268°E / 21.6601; 85.6268
Elevation 480 m (1,575 ft)
Line(s) Padapahar-Jakhapura branch line
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Platforms ?
Tracks Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Parking Available
Baggage check Not available
Other information
Opened 2009
Station code KDJR
Zone(s) East Coast Railway
Division(s) Khurda Road
Station status Functioning
Kendujhar railway station is located in Odisha
Kendujhar railway station
Location of Kendujhar railway station in Odisha

Kendujhar railway station, located in the Indian state of Odisha, serves Kendujhar (formerly called Keonjhar) in Kendujhar district. It is on the Padapahar-Jakhapura branch line.


Construction of the line between Jakhapura and Daitari was sanctioned in 1976-77. It was commissioned in 1981. The 152 km (94 mi) long Daitari-Banspani line was sanctioned in 1992-93 to facilitate transportation of iron ore for export through Paradip Port. The Banspani-Kendujhar section was operational in 2004. The Kendujhar-Tomka section was operational in 2007. Passenger trains started plying on this route in 2009.[1][2][3]


The area is a largely forested plateau.[4]


Among the trains available at Kendujhar are Barbil-Puri Express and Kendujhar-Bhubaneswar Fast Passenger.There is also demand growing to make Kendujhar- Bhubaneswar passenger daily from existing 5 days in a week. Also starting another intercity train Daily between Kendujhar - Bhubaneswar through Cuttack since Fast Passenger Bypasses Cuttack without having stoppages at Naraj or Ghantikhal Nidhipur station of Cuttack. More number of passenger and Express trains is the requirement of Keonjhar. Comparison to other populated areas it has only one daily train to Bhubaneswar. With the existing rush clearly there is requirement of three more daily trains to Bhubaneswar from here it can either passenger or Express. trains[5]


  1. ^ Dey, Nilanjan. "Daitari-Keonjhar-Banspani line -- Early completion of rail project stressed". The Hindu Business Line, 12 February 2002. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Up gradation of existing Jakhapura-Daitari line". Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  3. ^ "Daitari-Banspani". East Coast Railway. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  4. ^ "Forestry at a Glance". Geography. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  5. ^ "Passenger trains cancelled in Keonjhar without notice". The Times of India, 10 May 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
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