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Dum Dum railway station

Dum Dum
Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station
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Location Dum Dum road, Dum Dum, Distt:North 24 Parganas, West Bengal
India
Coordinates

22°37′15″N 88°23′36″E / 22.6209°N 88.3933°E / 22.6209; 88.3933Coordinates: 22°37′15″N 88°23′36″E / 22.6209°N 88.3933°E / 22.6209; 88.3933{{#coordinates:22.6209|88.3933|type:railwaystation_region:IN|||||| |primary |name=

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Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Eastern Railway
Line(s) Sealdah-Ranaghat line
Sealdah-Hasnabad-Bangaon-Ranaghat line
Platforms 5
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code DDJ
Division(s) Sealdah
History
Opened 1862
Electrified 1963-65
Previous names East Indian Railway
Services
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Location

Dum Dum is a Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station on the Sealdah-Ranaghat line. Two lines branch out after Dum Dum – the Calcutta chord line to Dankuni and the Sealdah-Hasnabad-Bangaon-Ranaghat line to Bangaon and Hasnabad. The Dum Dum metro station is adjacent to Dum Dum railway station. It is located in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Dum Dum and the surrounding areas.

History

The Calcutta (Sealdah)-Kusthia line of Eastern Bengal Railway was opened to traffic in 1862.[1] Eastern Bengal Railway worked on the eastern side of the Hooghly River, which in those days was unbridged.[2]

In 1882–84 the Bengal Central Railway Company constructed two lines: one from Dum Dum to Khulna, now in Bangladesh, via Bangaon and the other linking Ranaghat and Bangaon.[3] The Bengal Central Railway was formed in 1881 to construct and operate a line to Khulna. It was merged with Eastern Bengal Railway in 1903.[4]

The Script error: No such module "convert". long 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge line from Barasat to Hasnabad was constructed between 1957 and 1962.[5]

In 1932, the Calcutta chord line was built over the Willingdon Bridge joining Dum Dum and Dankuni.[3]

Electrification

The Sealdah-Ranaghat sector and the Dum Dum-Barasat-Ashok Nagar-Bangaon sector were electrified in 1963–64. The Dum Dum-Dankuni sector was electrified in 1964-65.[6]

Passengers

Dum Dum railway station handles 576,000 passengers daily.[7]

References

  1. ^ "IR History: Early days (1832–1865)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Eastern Begal Railway". fibis. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern Indian". railindia. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bengal Central Railway". fibis. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Moonis Raza & Yash Aggarwal. "Transport Geography of India: Commodity Flow and the Regional Structure of Indian Economy". page 60. Concept Publishing Company, A-15/16 Commercial Block, Mohan Garden, New Delhi - 110059. ISBN 81-7022-089-0. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Dum Dum". Railenquiry.in. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 

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