Chakradharpur railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Chakradharpur
चक्रधरपुर
Indian Railway Station
Location Chakradharpur, West Singhbhum district, Jharkhand
India
Coordinates 22°40′34″N 85°37′26″E / 22.676°N 85.624°E / 22.676; 85.624Coordinates: 22°40′34″N 85°37′26″E / 22.676°N 85.624°E / 22.676; 85.624
Elevation 227 metres (745 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Line(s) Tatanagar-Bilaspur section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line
Platforms 3
Construction
Structure type At Ground
Parking Available
Other information
Station code CKP
Zone(s) South Eastern Railway
Division(s) Chakradharpur railway division
History
Opened 1890
Electrified 1961-62
Previous names Bengal Nagpur Railway
Location
Chakradharpur railway station is located in Jharkhand
Chakradharpur railway station
Location of Chakradharpur railway station in Jharkhand

Chakraharpur railway station serves Chakradharpur in West Singhbhum district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

History[edit]

The Bengal Nagpur Railway was formed in 1887 for the purpose of upgrading the Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway and then extending it via Bilaspur to Asansol, in order to develop a shorter Howrah-Mumbai route than the one via Allahabad.[1] The Bengal Nagpur Railway main line from Nagpur to Asansol, on the Howrah-Delhi main line, was opened for goods traffic on 1 February 1891.[2]

Electrification[edit]

The Purulia-Chakradharpur, Kandra-Gomharria, Sini- Adityapur, Adityapur-Tatanagar, Chakradharpur-Manoharpur and Manoharpur-Rourkela sections were electrified in 1961-62.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Number 1 Down Mail". Railways of the Raj. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  3. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
South Eastern Railway zone