Mukerian railway station

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Mukerian
ਮੁਕੇਰੀਆਂ ਰੇਲਵੇ ਸਟੇਸ਼ਨ
Indian Railway Station
Location National Highway 1A, Mukerian, Hoshiarpur district, Punjab
India
Coordinates 31°56′29″N 75°36′44″E / 31.9413°N 75.6123°E / 31.9413; 75.6123Coordinates: 31°56′29″N 75°36′44″E / 31.9413°N 75.6123°E / 31.9413; 75.6123
Elevation 257 metres (843 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Northern Railway
Line(s) Jalandhar-Jammu line
Platforms 3
Tracks Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure type Standard on ground
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code MEX
Division(s) Firozpur
History
Opened 1915
Electrified Expected to be completed in 2014-15
Location
Mukerian railway station is located in Punjab
Mukerian railway station
Mukerian railway station
Location in Punjab

Mukerian railway station is located in Hoshiarpur district in the Indian state of Punjab and serves Mukerian .

The railway station[edit]

Mukerian railway station is at an elevation of 257 metres (843 ft) and was assigned the code – MEX.[1]

History[edit]

The line from Jalandhar City to Mukerian was constructed in 1915.[2] The Mukerian-Pathankot line was built in 1952.[3] The construction of the Pathankot-Jammu Tawi line was initiated in 1965, after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, and opened in 1971.[4]

Electrification[edit]

Electrification work of the Jalandhar-Jammu line is on. As of 2010-11 around 100 km had been electrified.[5] As of 2013, electrification was expected to be completed in about a year.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mukeria". indiarailinfo. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hoshiarpur – Punjab District Gazetteers". Chapter VII Communications – Railways. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Train tales from bygone era". The Tribune, 20 April 2002. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "IR History: Part V (1970-1995)". IRFCA. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Railway Electrification". Railway Electrification Directorate, Indian Railways. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Electrification of Jammu Pathankot track likely to take another year". Early Time Plus. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 

External links[edit]

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