Dankuni Junction railway station
|Kolkata Suburban Railway station|
|Location||Dankuni Station Road, Station Pally, Dankuni, District Hooghly, West Bengal|
|Elevation||7 metres (23 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Eastern Railway|
|Line(s)||Howrah-Bardhaman chord and Calcutta Chord / Dankuni-Sealdah|
|Structure type||Standard (on ground station)|
|Previous names||East Indian Railway Company|
The Howrah–Bardhaman chord, a shorter link to Bardhaman from Howrah than the Howrah–Bardhaman Main Line, was constructed in 1917. In 1932, the Calcutta chord line was built over the Willingdon Bridge joining Dum Dum and Dankuni.
Howrah–Bardhaman chord was electrified in 1964–66.
Diesel Loco Component Factory
Trial production has started in the Diesel Component Factory at Dankuni. Built at a cost of Rs. 84.21 crores, it was inaugurated by Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal on 28 May 2012. The components manufactured are being supplied to Diesel Locomotive Works.
Electric Loco Component Factory
Construction of the Rs. 270.77 crore Electric Loco Component Factory is in progress.
Dankuni Freight Yard
A project is on to remodel the Dankuni Goods Yard and develop it as Dankuni Freight Yard. It will be a multi-purpose freight terminal that would consolidate the entire freight movement in one place. It will ease the load of Howrah, Sealdah, Shalimar and Chitpur yards.
Dedicated Freight Corridor
The 1839 km long eastern dedicated freight corridor has been proposed from Dankuni to Ludhiana.
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|Moving through Dankuni railway station with freight terminal in the distance|