Malda Town railway station

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Malda Town
Indian Railway Station
Malda Town.jpg
Station statistics
Address Station Road, English Bazar, West Bengal
 India
Coordinates 25°00′58″N 88°07′49″E / 25.0162°N 88.1302°E / 25.0162; 88.1302Coordinates: 25°00′58″N 88°07′49″E / 25.0162°N 88.1302°E / 25.0162; 88.1302
Elevation 30 metres (98 ft)
Line(s) Howrah-New Jalpaiguri line
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Platforms 5
Parking Available
Other information
Station code MLDT
Zone(s) Eastern Railway
Division(s) Malda
Owned by Indian Railways
Operator Eastern Railway
Location
Malda Town railway station is located in West Bengal
Malda Town railway station
Malda Town railway station
Location in West Bengal

Malda Town (Bengali: মালদা টাউন) is a railway station, serves English Bazar city in Malda district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the rail head for a visit to Gauḍa (city) and Pandua.

History[edit]

In the early 1960s, when Farakka Barrage was being constructed, a radical change was made in the railway system north of the Ganges. Indian Railways created a new broad-gauge rail link from Kolkata.[1]

The 2,240 m (7,350 ft) long Farakka Barrage carries a rail-cum-road bridge across the Ganges. The rail bridge was opened in 1971 thereby linking the Barharwa-Azimganj-Katwa loop to Malda, New Jalpaiguri and other railway stations in North Bengal.[2][3]

Busy station[edit]

Malda Town railway station is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[4]

Malda railway division[edit]

Malda railway division was established in 1984.[5]

Tourism[edit]

The ruins of the historic cities of Gauda and Pandua are approachable from Malda Town railway station.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "India: the complex history of the junctions at Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri". IRFCA. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  2. ^ Salman, Salman M. A.; Uprety, Kishor (2002). Conflict and cooperation on South Asia's international rivers: a legal perspective. World Bank Publications. pp. 135–136. ISBN 978-0-8213-5352-3. Retrieved 2011-07-05. 
  3. ^ R.P.Saxena. "Indian Railway History timeline". Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  4. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  5. ^ "Malda rail snip riles Congress". The Telegraph, 24 December 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-02. 
  6. ^ "Gaur-Pandua". India Unveiled. Retrieved 2013-03-02. 

External links[edit]

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