Rangiya Junction railway station

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Rangiya Junction
Indian Railway Junction Station
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Rangia Junction
Location Rangia, Assam
India
Coordinates 26°26′50″N 91°36′20″E / 26.4472°N 91.6056°E / 26.4472; 91.6056Coordinates: 26°26′50″N 91°36′20″E / 26.4472°N 91.6056°E / 26.4472; 91.6056
Elevation 53 metres (174 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Northeast Frontier Railway
Line(s) New Bongaigaon-Guwahati section
Rangia-Murkongselek section
Barauni-Guwahati line
Platforms 5
Construction
Structure type Standard on ground
Parking yes
Bicycle facilities No
Disabled access Handicapped/disabled access
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code RNY
Division(s) Rangiya railway division
History
Opened 1909; 108 years ago (1909)
Location
Rangia railway station is located in Assam
Rangia railway station
Rangia railway station
Location in Assam

Rangiya Junction railway station is a junction station on the New Bongaigaon-Guwahati section of Barauni-Guwahati line, and Rangia-Tezpur line of Rangia-Murkongselek section. It is located in Kamrup district in the Indian state of Assam. It serves Rangia and the surrounding areas.

History[edit]

In 1883–84 the 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) wide metre gauge line of Assam Behar State Railway met the Eastern Bengal Railway’s 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge line at Parbatipur. It reached Katihar in 1888-89 and in 1909 it reached Amingaon on the banks of the Brahmaputra, which could be crossed by ferry to reach Guwahati.[1]

The new broad gauge track from New Bongaigaon to Guwahati was commissioned in 1984.[2]

Saraighat Bridge opened in 1962, initially carried metre gauge tracks, which was later replaced by broad gauge tracks.[3]

The 450 km (280 mi) long Rangia-Murkongselek line is being converted from 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) wide metre gauge to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge. As of 2013, the work is expected to be completed soon.[4]

Electrification[edit]

Electrification of the Barauni-Katihar-Guwahati line was sanctioned in 2008.[5] In the document on Vision 2020 – A Blue Print for Railway Electrification Programme, in the list of ongoing projects the entire route km (836) is shown as balance work as on 1 April 2010.[6]

Track doubling[edit]

Doubling of the track between New Bongaigaon and Kamakhya via Rangia has been approved in the railway budget for 2013-14.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Hurd and Ian J.Kerr. "India’s Railway History: A Research Handbook". page 175, table 6-3. Koninklijke Brill NV, Leien, The Netherlands. ISBN 978-90-04-23003-3. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "IR History: Part V (1970-19950". IRFCA. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "50 yers of Saraighat bridge". The Times of India, 7 November 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Arunachal Pradesh soon on railway map". The Hindu Business Line, 29 February 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "CCEA approves Rs. 506 crores for Barauni-Katihar-Guwahati section". Projects Today. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Vision 2020 – A Blue Print for Railway Electrification Programme" (PDF). Ministry of Railways, Government of India. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Rail budget 2013: Wait for electric trains in India’s North-East gets longer". First post economy. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 

External links[edit]

Rangia travel guide from Wikivoyage

Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
Northeast Frontier Railway zone
Terminus Northeast Frontier Railway zone
Rangia-Murkongselek line