Makum railway station

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Makum
Indian Railway Junction Station
Station statistics
Address Assam Trunk Road, Makum, Tinsukia District, Assam
 India
Coordinates 27°29′13″N 95°26′21″E / 27.4869°N 95.4393°E / 27.4869; 95.4393Coordinates: 27°29′13″N 95°26′21″E / 27.4869°N 95.4393°E / 27.4869; 95.4393
Elevation 130 metres (430 ft)
Line(s) Lumding-Dibrugarh section
Structure type Standard on ground
Platforms 2
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened 1883
Station code MJN
Division(s) Tinsukia
Owned by Indian Railways
Operator Northeast Frontier Railway
Station status Functioning
Location
Makum railway station is located in Assam
Makum railway station
Makum railway station
Location in Assam

Makum is a railway junction station on the Lumding-Dibrugarh section. It is located in Tinsukia district in the Indian state of Assam. It serves Makum and the surrounding areas.

History[edit]

The 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) wide metre gauge line from Dibrugarh steamer ghat to Makum was opened to passenger traffic on 16 July 1883.[1]

The metre gauge railway track earlier laid by Assam Bengal Railway from Chittagong to Lumding was extended to Tinsukia on the Dibru-Sadiya line in 1903.[1][2]

The project for the conversion of the Lumding-Dibrugarh section from metre gauge to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge was completed by the end of 1997.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Urban History of India: A Case-Study by Deepali Barua, pages 79-80, ISBN = 81-7099-538-8, Mittal Publications, A-110 Mohan Garden, New Delhi - 110059
  2. ^ "History of Tinsukia Division". NF Railway. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lumding Dibrugarh GC Project". Process Register. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 

External links[edit]

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