New Farakka railway station

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New Farakka
Indian Railway Station
Junction station
Location Farrakka Barrage Township, Murshidabad, West Bengal
 India
Coordinates 24°47′42″N 87°54′56″E / 24.7949°N 87.9156°E / 24.7949; 87.9156Coordinates: 24°47′42″N 87°54′56″E / 24.7949°N 87.9156°E / 24.7949; 87.9156
Line(s)

Howrah-New Jalpaiguri line

Barharwa-Azimganj-Katwa loop
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code NFK
Zone(s) Eastern Railway
Division(s) Malda
History
Opened 1971
Electrified no
Location
New Farakka railway station is located in West Bengal
New Farakka railway station
Location of New Farakka railway station in West Bengal

New Farakka (Bengali: নিউ ফারাক্কা) is a railway station on the Howrah-New Jalpaiguri line and is located in Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. New Farakka railway station lies south of the Farakka Barrage.

Farakka Barrage[edit]

The 2,240 metres (7,350 ft) long Farakka Barrage carries a rail-cum-road bridge across the Ganges. The rail bridge was thrown open to the public in 1971, thereby linking the towns of Murshidabad district to Malda, New Jalpaiguri and other railway stations in North Bengal.[1][2]

Trains[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ R.P.Saxena. "Indian Railway History timeline". Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
External video
Kanchanjunga Express crossing Farakka Barrage