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Durgapur railway station

Durgapur Railway Station
Indian Railway Station
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Durgapur Railway Station
Location Durgapur, Bardhaman, West Bengal
Template:Country data India
Coordinates

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Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Eastern Railway
Line(s) Bardhaman-Asansol section
Howrah-Delhi main line
Howrah-Gaya-Delhi line
Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line
Platforms 5
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code DGR
Division(s) Asansol
History
Opened 1855
Electrified 1965-66
Previous names East Indian Railway Company
Location

Durgapur Bengali: (দুর্গাপুর রেলওয়ে ষ্টেশন) is a railway station on the Bardhaman-Asansol section. It is located in Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Durgapur, the fourth most populous city in West Bengal, and the surrounding industrial areas.[1]

Overview

Mining-industry zone

“The entire belt between Durgapur (158 km from Howrah), and all the way up to Dhanbad and beyond is industrialized. Apart from factories, there are many coalmines, some closed now, and some with fires burning deep in the mineshafts. The mining area extends for a large area, mostly to the south of the tracks. Quite a portion of the track passes through cuttings, where the surrounding area is higher than the track level, resulting in the profusion of characteristic small masonry bridges crossing the tracks.” This description is from “Gomoh loco shed and CLW trip record” by Samit Roychoudhury.[2]

History

The first passenger train in eastern India ran from Howrah to Hooghly on 15 August 1854. The track was extended to Raniganj by 1855.[3]

Electrification

The Mankar-Waria sector was electrified in 1965-66.[4]

Amenities

Durgapur railway station has 2 double-bedded AC retiring rooms, and 4 double-bedded non-AC retiring rooms.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Gomoh loco shed and CLW trip record". Indian Railway Reports. IRFCA). 
  3. ^ "IR Hisory: Early Days I , Part I 1832-1869". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Retiring Room Details". Eastern Railway. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 

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