Durgapur railway station

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Durgapur Railway Station
Indian Railway Station
Durgapur Railway Station.jpeg
Durgapur Railway Station
Location Durgapur, Bardhaman, West Bengal
 India
Coordinates 23°29′43″N 87°19′03″E / 23.4953°N 87.3174°E / 23.4953; 87.3174Coordinates: 23°29′43″N 87°19′03″E / 23.4953°N 87.3174°E / 23.4953; 87.3174
Elevation 71 metres (233 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Eastern Railway
Line(s) Bardhaman-Asansol section
Howrah-Delhi main line
Howrah-Gaya-Delhi line
Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line
Platforms 5
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code DGR
Division(s) Asansol
History
Opened 1855
Electrified 1965-66
Previous names East Indian Railway Company
Location
Durgapur railway station is located in West Bengal
Durgapur railway station
Durgapur railway station
Location in West Bengal
Bardhaman–Asansol section
to Asansol–Gaya section, Main Line
to Asansol–Tatanagar–Kharagpur line
106 Asansol Junction
Burnpur Airport / Grand Trunk Road
freight bypass to Damodar Station
101 Kalipahari / Asansol Airfield
Nunia River
88 Raniganj
Damodar River
Mejia Thermal Power Station
83 Baktarnagar Halt
to Andal–Sitarampur branch line
to Andal–Sainthia branch line
80 Andal / Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport
Andal Marshalling Yard
74 Pinjrapol Halt
DTPS
72 Waria
Durgapur Steel Plant
Alloy Steels Plant
Raturia Angadpur industrial area
Durgapur Projects Limited (DPL)
64 Durgapur
Jai Balaji Industries
Indian Oil Corporation depot
56 Rajbandh
48 Panagarh / Panagarh Airport
NH 2 / Grand Trunk Road
38 Mankar
29 Paraj
23 Galsi
20 Ishan Chandi Halt
to Sahibganj Loop
13 Khana
8 Talit
to Burdwan Katwa Railway
0 Barddhaman Junction
Main line, Chord

Sources: [1][2]

Durgapur is a model

 railway  station on the Bardhaman-Asansol section. It is located in Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Durgapur, the fourth most populous city in West Bengal, and the surrounding industrial areas.[3]

Overview[edit]

Mining-industry zone[edit]

"The entire belt between Durgapur (158 km from Howrah), and all the way up to Dhanbad and beyond is industrialized. Apart from factories, there are many coalmines, some closed now, and some with fires burning deep in the mineshafts. The mining area extends for a large area, mostly to the south of the tracks. Quite a portion of the track passes through cuttings, where the surrounding area is higher than the track level, resulting in the profusion of characteristic small masonry bridges crossing the tracks." This description is from "Gomoh loco shed and CLW trip record" by Samit Roychoudhury.[4]

History[edit]

Durgapur railway station nameplate

The first passenger train in eastern India run from Howrah to Hooghly on 15 August 1854. The track was extended to Raniganj by 1855.[5]

Electrification[edit]

Durgapur railway station platform
Durgapur railway station ,Durgapur, WB

The Mankar-Waria sector was electrified in 1965-66.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bardhaman-Asansol MEMU 63505". India Rail Info. 
  2. ^ "Asansol Division System Map". Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 26 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Gomoh loco shed and CLW trip record". Indian Railway Reports. IRFCA). 
  5. ^ "IR History Part I 1832-1869". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 

External links[edit]

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