Barharwa–Azimganj–Katwa loop

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Barharwa–Azimganj–Katwa loop
Overview
StatusOperational
LocaleJharkhand, West Bengal
TerminiBarharwa
Katwa
Stations39
Operation
Opened1913
OwnerIndian Railway
Operator(s)Eastern Railway
Technical
Line length170 km (106 mi)
Number of tracks2
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) Broad Gauge
Operating speedUp to 100 km/h (62 mph)
Route map

km
Barharwa
00
Bonidanga
05
Bindubasini (halt)
09
km
Tildanga
12
Farakka Feeder Canal
New Farakka
21
Ballalpur
(halt)
26
Sankopara
(halt)
29
Dhulian Ganga
36
Basudebpur
(halt)
38
Nimtita
Nalhati
138
44
Sujnipara
Takipur
131
52
Ahiran
(halt)
Lohapur
123
59
Jangipur Road
Morgram
117
64
Gankar
70
Manigram
74
Noapara Mahishasur
Sagardighi
109
78
Mahipal
(halt)
Barala
102
82
Mahipal Road
Gosaingram (halt)
100
88
Poradanga Halt
(halt)
92
Azimganj City
km
96
Azimganj
99
Dahapara Dham
(halt)
102
Lalbag Court Road
108
Niyalish Para
111
Khagraghat Road
117
Jibanti
(halt)
122
Karna Subarna
127
Kanthaliya Road
132
Chowrigacha
136
Kazipara Halt
(halt)
139
Bazarsau
142
Miangram
(halt)
146
Tenya
150
Malihati Talibpur Road
153
Salar
157
Jhamatpur Baharan
161
Gangatikuri
163
Shiblun
(halt)
167
Nabagram Kankurhati
(halt)
170
Katwa
km

The Barharwa–Azimganj–Katwa loop is a railway line connecting Barharwa on the Sahibganj Loop and Katwa, which links through a branch line to Bandel on the Howrah–Bardhaman Main Line. This 170 kilometres (110 mi) track is under the jurisdiction of Eastern Railway. This track passes through the Murshidabad district, in the Indian state of West Bengal, lying west of the Bhagirathi. The two ends of the loop line lie in Bardhaman district of West Bengal and Sahibganj District of Jharkhand.

History[edit]

In 1913, the Barharwa–Azimganj–Katwa Railway constructed the Barharwa–Azimganj–Katwa loop line.[1]In 1863, the Indian Branch Railway Company, a private company opened the Nalhati-Azimganj branch line. The Indian Branch Railway Company was purchased by the Government of India in 1872 and the line was renamed Nalhati State Railway. It became a part of the East Indian Railway Company in 1892.[2] This line has also been linked to the Lalgola and Gede Branch Lines.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saxena, R.P. "Indian Railway History Time line". Irse.bravehost.com. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  2. ^ "The Oudh & Rohilkhand Railway" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 June 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Left landowners play spoilsport in railway project". The Statesman, 19 February 2010. Archived from the original on 14 June 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2011.

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