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Masagram railway station

Masagram
Kolkata Suburban Railway station
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Location National Highway 2, Masagram, Distt. Bardhaman, West Bengal
India
Coordinates

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Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Eastern Railway
Line(s) Howrah-Bardhaman chord
Bankura-Masagram line
Platforms 6
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking No
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code MSAE
Division(s) Howrah
History
Opened 1917
Electrified 1964-66
Previous names East Indian Railway Company
Services
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Location

Masagram is a Kolkata Suburban Railway station on the Howrah-Bardhaman chord and is located in Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Masagram and surrounding villages. The construction of the Bankura-Masagram line made Masagram a junction station. The Damodar flows nearby.

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Masagram Station

History

The Howrah–Bardhaman chord, a shorter link to Bardhaman from Howrah than the Howrah–Bardhaman main line, was constructed in 1917.[1]

Electrification

Howrah–Bardhaman chord was electrified in 1964–66.[2]

Passengers

Around 3,000 passengers use Masagram railway station everyday.[3]

Bankura Masagram line

The Script error: No such module "convert". long Bankura-Masagram line will connect to the Howrah–Bardhaman chord near Masagram.[4][5] The 510 m long bridge over the Damodar has already been constructed and work on the last sector, the Mathnasipur-Masagram new line project, is inaugurated on 16 April 2013.[6] [7]

References

  1. ^ "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern India". railindia. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Masagram". Railenquiry.in. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Mandal, Sanjay (2005-09-12). "Train to Bankura". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, 12 September 2005. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Before swearing-in, Didi's rail sops on track". Business Standard, 18 May 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "SER GM reviews Bankura-Masagram rail project". Web India 123, 9 February 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "South Eastern Railway". ser.indianrailways.gov.in. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 

External links

External video
16px A glimpse of Bankura Damodar line from a running train passing Masagram railway station