Dibrugarh railway station

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Regional rail and Light rail station
Dibrugarh railway station.jpg
Location Banipur, Dibrugarh, Assam
Coordinates 27°27′52″N 94°56′13″E / 27.4645°N 94.9369°E / 27.4645; 94.9369Coordinates: 27°27′52″N 94°56′13″E / 27.4645°N 94.9369°E / 27.4645; 94.9369
Elevation 108 metres (354 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Northeast Frontier Railway zone
Line(s) Lumding-Dibrugarh section
Platforms 4
Tracks 18
Structure type Standard on ground
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities No
Disabled access Handicapped/disabled access
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code DBRG
Zone(s) Northeast Frontier Railway zone
Division(s) Tinsukia
Opened July 16, 1883; 134 years ago (1883-07-16)
Dibrugarh railway station is located in Assam
Dibrugarh railway station
Dibrugarh railway station
Location in Assam

Dibrugarh railway station is a railway junction station on the Lumding-Dibrugarh section. It is located in Dibrugarh district in the Indian state of Assam. It serves Dibrugarh and the surrounding areas. Dibrugarh Railway Station (DBRG) is the second railway station of the historic city of Dibrugarh after Dibrugarh Town Railway Station (DBRT).


In her book Urban History of India: A Case Study Deepali Barua writes: "Dibrugarh was made the district headquarters in 1840. But it was not only for strategic importance that it soon became so important. The greatest interest of the British in Assam was the commerce centering round it. As early as 1823 the British discovered tea in the modern Sadiya region. It was at Chabua, 20 miles to the east of Dibrugarh that the British made their first experiments with tea cultivation with indigenous plants. Very soon oil and coal were discovered in areas near to Dibrugarh town. Oil was discovered at Digboi in 1882 and coal was found at Margherita in 1876. All these greatly enhanced the importance of Dibrugarh as a centre of industrial, commercial and administrative activities."[1]


The 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) wide metre gauge line from Dibrugarh steamer ghat to Makum was opened to passenger traffic on 16 July 1883.[1]

The metre gauge railway track earlier laid by Assam Bengal Railway from Chittagong to Lumding was extended to Tinsukia on the Dibru-Sadiya line in 1903.[1][2]

The project for the conversion of the Lumding-Dibrugarh section from metre gauge to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge was completed by the end of 1997.[3]

New station[edit]

Train services commenced from the new station at Banipur on 13 December 2009.[4]

Dibrugarh-Kanyakumari Vivek Express[edit]

The Dibrugarh - Kanyakumari Vivek Express, introduced in 2011, is a train service with the longest route in India. The train runs for 4,278 km (2,658 mi) across the states of Assam, West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu in 82 hours.[5][6]

Bogibeel Bridge[edit]

The 4.94 km (3 mi) long Bogibeel Bridge across the Brahmaputra will connect Dibrugarh to the other side of the river, referred to as the north bank. Construction work was inaugurated by former prime minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2002, but it has made little progress because of shortage of funds.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b c Urban History of India: A Case-Study by Deepali Barua, pages 4, 79-80, ISBN 81-7099-538-8, Mittal Publications, A-110 Mohan Garden, New Delhi - 110059
  2. ^ "History of Tinsukia Division". NF Railway. Archived from the original on 10 March 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lumding Dibrugarh GC Project". Process Register. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Train services commence from New Dibrugarh junction". The Assam Tribune, 14 December 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Vivek Express completes maiden trip ahead of schedule". The Hindu, 24 November 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Train to Dbrugarh". The Hindu, 27 November 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Bogibeel Bridge project marks 10 years with slow progress". The Times of India, 21 April 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "A long wait for the longest bridge in the country". The Financial Express, 6 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 

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