Belur railway station

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Belur
বেলূড়
बेलूड़
Kolkata Suburban Railway Station
Location Dharmatolla Road, Belur, West Bengal, Distt: Howrah, West Bengal
 India
Coordinates 22°37′16″N 88°20′21″E / 22.6211°N 88.3392°E / 22.6211; 88.3392Coordinates: 22°37′16″N 88°20′21″E / 22.6211°N 88.3392°E / 22.6211; 88.3392
Elevation 18 metres (59 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Eastern Railway
Line(s) Howrah-Bardhaman main line
Howrah-Bardhaman chord
Platforms 5
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Limited
Bicycle facilities Available
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code BLR
Zone(s) Eastern Railway
Division(s) Howrah
History
Electrified 1958
Previous names East Indian Railway
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
Eastern Railway zone
Location
Belur railway station is located in West Bengal
Belur railway station
Belur railway station
Location in West Bengal

Belur is a Kolkata Suburban Railway station on the Howrah-Bardhaman main line and Howrah-Bardhaman chord. It is located in Howrah district in the State of West Bengal. It serves the town of Belur and the surrounding areas. It is 7 km from Howrah railway station.

History

East Indian Railway Company started construction of a line out of Howrah for the proposed link with Delhi via Rajmahal and Mirzapur in 1851.[1]

The first passenger train in eastern India ran from Howrah to Hooghly on 15 August 1854. The track was extended to Raniganj by 1855.[1]

Electrification

Electrification of Howrah—Burdwan main line was completed with 25 kV AC overhead system in 1958.[2] The Howrah-Sheoraphuli-Tarakeswar line was electrified in 1957-58.[3]

Nearby places of interest

The Belur Math which is the headquarters of the Ramkrishna Mission and a leading tourist and pilgrimage destination for people across the world, is located on the banks of river Ganga, at a distance of about 1.5  km from the station. It was established by Swami Vivekananda in the year 1938 and also contains the Samadhi of the great Saint and youth icon along with that of Sharada Devi and Ramkrishna Paramhansa.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "IR History: Early Days I , Part I 1832-1869". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "IR History Part IV (1947-1970)". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
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