Madhyamgram railway station

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Madhyamgram
Indian Railway Station
Madhyamgram Station.jpg
The Madhyamgram railway station
Location Hridaypur, North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal
India
Coordinates 22°41′41″N 88°27′10″E / 22.6946°N 88.4528°E / 22.6946; 88.4528Coordinates: 22°41′41″N 88°27′10″E / 22.6946°N 88.4528°E / 22.6946; 88.4528
Elevation 13 metres (43 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Indian Railways
Line(s) Sealdah–Hasnabad–Bangaon line
Platforms 3
Tracks 3
Construction
Structure type At Ground
Parking Not available
Other information
Status Opened
Station code MMG
Zone(s) Eastern Railway
Division(s) Sealdah
History
Opened 1906
Electrified 1972
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
Eastern Railway zone
Location
Madhyamgram railway station is located in West Bengal
Madhyamgram railway station
Location of Madhyamgram railway station in West Bengal

Madhyamgram railway station is a major railway station in the town of Madhyamgram. It serves the local areas of Madhyamgram, Badu and Sajirhat in the Kolkata district, West Bengal, India. Many people use it every day, especially to travel to Kolkata during the peak periods. The Sodepur Rd. connects B.T. Road and Jassore Road through Madhyamgram.

History

The main line of the Eastern Bengal Railway from Sealdah to Ranaghat, was opened in 1862 and extended the same year to Kushtia, now in Bangladesh.[1][2][3] In 1882–84 the Bengal Central Railway Company constructed two lines: one from Dum Dum to Khulna, now in Bangladesh, via Bangaon and the other linking Ranaghat and Bangaon.[2] The Madhyamgram railway station lies in the Dum Dum-Bangaon section and was opened in 1906.[citation needed].

Electrification

The Sealdah–Hasnabad–Bangaon–Ranaghat line was electrified in the year 1972.[citation needed]

Station complex

The structure of the station is not so large. There is only one entrance in platform no. 1. The computerised ticket counter is present in platform no. 1. All the Sealdah and Dum Dum bound trains arrive at platform no.1 and all the Bangaon, Gobardanga, Thakurnagar, Habra, Duttapukur, Basirhat and Hasnabad bound trains arrive at platform no. 2 and 3. There are lots of food stalls and vendors on both the platforms. A foot over bridge connects the two platforms. A level crossing exists at the southernmost end of the railway station. There is a Road Over Bridge to the north of the station and to the south, there exists the bridge over the Noai Canal.

Metro Railway

Extension plan from Noapara to Barasat

Up the track from Noapara to Barasat, the proposed metro railway extension alignment would be elevated and pass through Ramakrishna Palli, and Shantinagar stations where the down track would pass through Dum Dum Cantonment, and Jessore Road before meeting with the Up line at Biman Bandar station. From there, both the up and down lines would run parallel along NH 34 until the junction of Noai Canal with NH 34 and descent gradually over Noai Canal and descend gradually over Noai Canal before reaching the surface short of Madhyamgram station. From Madhyamgram to Barasat the alignment would be on the surface. However, for crossing the existing Road Over Bridge at Madhyamgram and Barasat, the alignment would descend gradually to ground level and rise again on viaduct. This is supposed to be beneficial for the people of North 24 Parganas district and will bring them closer to Kolkata's Business district. This would reduce the heavy pressure on Sealdah–Barasat section of Eastern Railways. The Madhyamgram Metro railway station is to be constructed in the Madhyamgram-Barasat section and is to be named Priya Thakur.[4]

End of the road for Dum Dum–Barasat metro extension

Work for the Dum DumBarasat (via NSC Bose Airport) metro extension has come to a halt as construction giant L&T has pulled out of the 20 km metro corridor project. L&T was unable to get on with the work due to the encroachment on railway land. L&T has moved out all major equipment from the project site at Barasat and has closed down two of the three site offices. The lone site office is locked. [5]

External links

  • Madhyamgram railway station map
  • Kolkata/Northern fringes travel guide from Wikivoyage


References

  1. ^ R.P. Saxena. "Indian Railway History timeline". IRFCA. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  2. ^ a b "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern Indian". railindia. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  3. ^ J.H.E.Garrett. "Nadia, Bengal District Gazetteers (1910)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  4. ^ "Dum Dum-Barasat metro extension Plan" (Web page). MRK. Metro Railway Kolkata, Web site publish. 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "End of the road for Dum Dum–Barasat metro extension" (Web page). TOI. Times Of India, Kolkata. 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
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