Khurda Road Junction railway station

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Khurda Road Junction
Indian Railway Junction Station
Rail station, Khurda Road.JPG
LocationJatani, Khurda, Odisha
India
Coordinates20°09′13″N 85°42′31″E / 20.1535°N 85.7086°E / 20.1535; 85.7086Coordinates: 20°09′13″N 85°42′31″E / 20.1535°N 85.7086°E / 20.1535; 85.7086
Elevation43 m (141 ft)
Line(s)Kharagpur-Puri line,
Khurda Road-Visakhapatnam section of Howrah-Chennai main line,
Khurdha Bolangir Railway Line (under construction)
Platforms7
TracksBroad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingAvailable
Other information
Station codeKUR
Zone(s) East Coast Railway
History
Opened1897
Previous namesEast Coast State Railway, Bengal Nagpur Railway
Location
Khurda Road Junction is located in Odisha
Khurda Road Junction
Khurda Road Junction
Location in Odisha
Khurda Road Junction is located in India
Khurda Road Junction
Khurda Road Junction
Location in India

Khurda Road is an important railway junction station in the Indian state of Odisha. It serves Jatani, which is also known as Khurda Road.

History[edit]

During the period 1893 to 1896, 1,287 km (800 mi) of East Coast State Railway was built and opened to traffic. It necessitated construction of some of the largest bridges across rivers like Brahmani, Kathajodi, Kuakhai and Birupa. Bengal Nagpur Railway’s line to Cuttack was opened on 1 January 1899.[1]

The Khurda Road-Puri section was opened to traffic on 1 February 1897.[1]

The 514 km (319 mi) long northern section of the East Coast State Railway was merged with BNR in 1902.[2]

Railway reorganization[edit]

The Bengal Nagpur Railway was nationalized in 1944.[3] Eastern Railway was formed on 14 April 1952 with the portion of East Indian Railway Company east of Mughalsarai and the Bengal Nagpur Railway.[4] In 1955, South Eastern Railway was carved out of Eastern Railway. It comprised lines mostly operated by BNR earlier.[4][5] Amongst the new zones started in April 2003 were East Coast Railway and South East Central Railway. Both these railways were carved out of South Eastern Railway.[4]

Railway Division[edit]

Khurda Road is one of the three divisions of East Coast Railway.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  2. ^ "History". East Coast Railway. Archived from the original on 31 January 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  3. ^ "IR History: Part - III (1900 - 1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "Geography – Railway Zones". IRFCA. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  5. ^ "IR History: Part - IV (1947 - 1970)". IRFCA. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Geography – Railway Zones". IRFCA. Retrieved 21 November 2012.

External links[edit]

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East Coast Railway zone
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