Damodar railway station

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Damodar
Indian Railway Station
Location Damodar, Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman district, West Bengal
India
Coordinates 23°39′04″N 86°54′31″E / 23.6511°N 86.9085°E / 23.6511; 86.9085Coordinates: 23°39′04″N 86°54′31″E / 23.6511°N 86.9085°E / 23.6511; 86.9085
Elevation 115 metres (377 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by South Eastern Railway
Line(s) Asansol-Tatanagar-Kharagpur line
Platforms 1
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code DMA
Division(s) Adra
History
Opened 1891
Electrified 1960-61
Location
Damodar railway station is located in West Bengal
Damodar railway station
Damodar railway station
Location in West Bengal

Damodar is a railway station on the Asansol-Tatanagar-Kharagpur line, just east of the Damodar River. It is located in Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

History

The Bengal Nagpur Railway was formed in 1887 for the purpose of upgrading the Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway and then extending it via Bilaspur to Asansol, in order to develop a shorter Howrah-Mumbai route than the one via Allahabad.[1] The Bengal Nagpur Railway main line from Nagpur to Asansol, on the Howrah-Delhi main line, was opened for goods traffic on 1 February 1891.[2]

Electrification

The Asansol-Purulia sector was electrified in 1961-62.[3]

Important junction point

Damodar is the last station before the entry lines of the raw materials yard (Damodar Yard) of IISCO Steel Plant, which has been modernised at a cost of Rs. 16,408 crores.[4]

To the north of Damodar railway station runs the line to numerous railway sidings for coal loading. The Damodar-Radhanagar sector of the coal sidings line was electrified in 1963-64.[3]

To the south is the link to Kalipahari on the Bardhaman-Asansol section for freight trains (mainly iron ore rakes for Durgapur Steel Plant) to bypass Asansol . This line was electrified in 1961-62.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Number 1 Down Mail". Railways of the Raj. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Expansion and Modernisation of Steel Plants". Press Information Bureau, Government of India, 7 March 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 

External links

  • Trains at Damodar
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
South Eastern Railway zone
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