Chandrapura railway station

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Chandrapura
Indian Railway Junction Station
Location Chandrapura, Distt: Bokaro, Jharkhand
India
Coordinates 23°45′19″N 86°07′11″E / 23.7554°N 86.1197°E / 23.7554; 86.1197Coordinates: 23°45′19″N 86°07′11″E / 23.7554°N 86.1197°E / 23.7554; 86.1197
Elevation 227 metres (745 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by East Central Railway
Line(s) Gomoh-Barkakana branch line
Chandrapura-Muri branch line Mahuda-Adra-Kharagpur Jharia coalfield rail network
Platforms 3
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code CRP
Zone(s) Eastern Central Railway zone
Division(s) Dhanbad
History
Opened 1913
Rebuilt 1927
Electrified 1986-89
Location
Chandrapura railway station is located in Jharkhand
Chandrapura railway station
Chandrapura railway station
Location in Jharkhand

Chandrapura is a railway junction station at the junction of Gomoh-Barkakana branch line and Chandrapura-Muri branch line mainly a part of Jharia Coalfield rail network. It is located in Bokaro district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

History[edit]

In 1913, Chandrapura was connected to Mahuda and merged to Gomoh-Mahuda-Adra-Kharagpur (BNR) line and then became a Jharia Coalfield rail network. In 1927, the Central India Coalfields Railway opened the Gomoh-Barkakana line. Later, the line was amalgamated with East Indian Railway.[1] The construction of the 143 kilometres (89 mi) long Chandrapura-Muri-Ranchi-Hatia line started in 1957 and was completed in 1961.[2]

Electrification[edit]

Railway lines in the Chandrapura area (including Bokaro Steel City Yard) were electrified in 1986-89.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian Railway History Timeline". Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  2. ^ Moonis Raza & Yash Aggarwal. "Transport Geography of India: Commodity Flow and the Regional Structure of Indian Economy". page 60. Concept Publishing Company, A-15/16 Commercial Block, Mohan Garden, New Delhi - 110059. ISBN 81-7022-089-0. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 

External links[edit]

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