Barharwa–Azimganj–Katwa loop

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Barharwa–Azimganj–Katwa loop
Overview
Status Operational
Locale Jharkhand, West Bengal
Termini Barharwa
Katwa
Stations 39
Operation
Opened 1913
Owner Indian Railway
Operator(s) Eastern Railway
Technical
Line length 170 km (106 mi)
Number of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) Broad Gauge
Operating speed Up to 100 km/h (62 mph)
Route map
km from Sahibganj Loop
0 Barharwa
5 Bonidanga
Bansloi River
9 Bindubasini (halt)
Jharkhand-West Bengal border
12 Tildanga
to Howrah-New Jalpaiguri line
Farakka Barrage across Ganges River
New Farakka
Farakka Feeder Canal
Farakka Super Thermal Power Station
NH 80
21 Ballalpur (halt)
26 Sankopara (halt)
NH 34
29 Dhulian Ganga
36 Basudebpur (halt)
38 Nimtita
44 Sujnipara
52 Ahiran (halt)
59 Jangipur Road
64 Gankar
70 Manigram
74 Noapara Mahisasur
78 Mahipal (halt)
82 Mahipal Road
88 Poradanga (halt)
to Sahibganj Loop
138 Nalhati
131 Takipur
123 Lohapur
117 Morgram
NH 34
Sagardighi Thermal Power Station
109 Sagardighi
102 Barala
100 Gosaingram (halt)
92 Azimganj City
96 Azimganj
99 Dahapara Dham (halt)
102 Lalbag Court Road
108 Niyalispara
NH 34
111 Khagraghat Road
117 Jibanti (halt)
122 Karnasubarna
127 Kanthalia Road
132 Chowrigacha
136 Kazipara (halt)
139 Bazarsau
142 Miangram (halt)
Mayurakshi River
146 Tenya
150 Malihat Talibpur Road
153 Salar
157 Jamatpur Baharan
161 Gangatikuri
163 Shiblun (halt)
to Ahmedpur Katwa Railway
167 Nabagram Kakurhati (halt)
Ajay River
170 Katwa
to Bandel-Katwa Branch Line

Sources: Indian Railway Time Table[full citation needed]
and Google maps[full citation needed]

The Barharwa–Azimganj–Katwa loop is a railway line connecting Barharwa on the Sahibganj Loop and Katwa, which links through a branch line to Bandel on the Howrah–Bardhaman Main Line. This 170 kilometres (110 mi) track is under the jurisdiction of Eastern Railway. This track passes through the Murshidabad district, in the Indian state of West Bengal, lying west of the Bhagirathi. The two ends of the loop line lie in Bardhaman district of West Bengal and Sahibganj District of Jharkhand.

History[edit]

In 1913, the Barharwa–Azimganj–Katwa Railway constructed the Barharwa–Azimganj–Katwa loop line.[1]In 1863, the Indian Branch Railway Company, a private company opened the Nalhati-Azimganj branch line. The Indian Branch Railway Company was purchased by the Government of India in 1872 and the line was renamed Nalhati State Railway. It became a part of the East Indian Railway Company in 1892.[2] This line has also been linked to the Lalgola and Gede Branch Lines.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saxena, R.P. "Indian Railway History Time line". Irse.bravehost.com. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "The Oudh & Rohilkhand Railway" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  3. ^ "Left landowners play spoilsport in railway project". The Statesman, 19 February 2010. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 

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