Koraput railway station

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Koraput
Indian Railway Junction Station
LocationKoraput, Odisha
India
Coordinates18°47′32″N 82°43′09″E / 18.7921°N 82.7191°E / 18.7921; 82.7191Coordinates: 18°47′32″N 82°43′09″E / 18.7921°N 82.7191°E / 18.7921; 82.7191
Elevation870 m (2,854 ft)
Line(s)Kothavalasa-Kirandul line
Koraput-Rayagada link line
Platforms3
TracksBroad gauge)1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeKRPU
Zone(s) East Coast Railway
Division(s) Waltair
History
Opened1963
Location
Koraput railway station is located in Odisha
Koraput railway station
Koraput railway station
Location in Odisha

Koraput railway station, located in the Indian state of Odisha, serves Koraput in Koraput district.

History[edit]

In 1960, Indian Railway took up three projects: the Kottavalasa-Koraput-Jeypore-Kirandaul line ( Dandakaranya Project ), the Titlagarh-Bolangir-Jharsuguda Project and the Rourkela-Kiriburu Project. All the three projects taken together were popularly known as the DBK Project or the Dandakaranya Bolangir Kiriburu Project.[1]

The Koraput-Rayagada Rail Link Project was completed on 31 December 1998.[2]

Trains[edit]

Koraput - Visakhapatnam Intercity express

The Visakhapatnam-Kiandaul Passenger passes through Koraput.[3] The Hirakhand Express connects Koraput to Bhubaneswar via Rayagada and Vizianagaram.[4] Howrah-Koraput Express travels via Jharsuguda, Sambalpur and Rayagada.[5] Samalswari Express travels along the same route from Howrah and goes up to Jagdalpur.[6] The Durg-Jagdalpur Tri-Weekly Express travels via Titlagarh, Rayagada and Koraput.[7]

Passenger movement[edit]

Koraput railway station serves around 27,000 passengers every day.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baral, Chitta. "History of Indian Railways in Orissa" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-27.
  2. ^ "Koraput-Rayagada Rail Link Project". Process Register. Retrieved 2012-11-27.
  3. ^ "Visakhapatnam-Kirandaul Passenger". India Rail Info. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
  4. ^ "Hirakhand Express". India Rail Info. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
  5. ^ "Kolkata Koraput Express". make my trip. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
  6. ^ "Samalswari Express". India Rail Info. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
  7. ^ "Durg Jagdalpur (Tri Weekly) Express". Retrieved 2012-12-10.
  8. ^ "Koraput (KRPU)". Indian Rail Enquiry. Retrieved 13 July 2013.

External links[edit]

  • Koraput travel guide from Wikivoyage
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East Coast Railway zone
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