Naihati Junction railway station

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Naihati
Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station
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Naihati railway station
Location Rishi Bankimchandra Road, Naihati, West Bengal
India
Coordinates 22°53′14″N 88°25′03″E / 22.8871°N 88.4175°E / 22.8871; 88.4175Coordinates: 22°53′14″N 88°25′03″E / 22.8871°N 88.4175°E / 22.8871; 88.4175
Elevation 15 metres (49 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Eastern Railway
Line(s) Sealdah-Ranaghat line
Naihati-Bandel link
Platforms 5
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code NH
Division(s) Sealdah
History
Opened 1862
Electrified 1963-64
Previous names Eastern Bengal Railway
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
Eastern Railway zone
Eastern Railway zone Terminus
Location
Naihati Junction railway station is located in West Bengal
Naihati Junction railway station
Location of Naihati railway station in West Bengal

Naihati is a Kolkata Suburban Railway junction station on the Sealdah-Ranaghat line and Naihati-Bandel link. It is located in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Naihati and the surrounding areas.

History

The Calcutta (Sealdah)-Kusthia line of Eastern Bengal Railway was opened to traffic in 1862.[1]Eastern Bengal Railway worked on the eastern side of the Hooghly River, which in those days was unbridged.[2]

With the opening of the Jubilee Bridge in 1887, Naihati was linked to Bandel on the Howrah-Bardhaman main line.[3]

Electrification

The Sealdah-Ranaghat sector was electrified in 1963-64 and the Bandel-Naihati link in 1965-66.[4]

Carriage and wagon depot

The carriage and wagon depot at Naihati handles such work as checking of air and vacuum brakes and repair of sick lines. Bangladesh bound trains are checked and repaired.[5]

Coaching terminal

A new coaching terminal was proposed at Naihati in the rail budget for 2012-13. A museum in honour of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee has also been proposed.[6] [7]

Multifunctional complex

Indian Railways are planning for a multi-functional complex near Naihati railway station to provide rail users facilities such as shopping, food stalls and restaurants, book stalls, telephone booths, medicine and variety stores.[8]

New bridge

A new 420-metre-long (1,378 ft) bridge is being built across the Hooghly at a cost of Rs. 207 crores. It would replace the old jubilee bridge built in 1887.[9]

References

  1. ^ "IR History: Early days (1832-1865)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Eastern Bengal Railway". fibis. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "India's amazing railway bridges". Jubilee Bridge. rediff.com. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mechanical (C / W activity)". Eastern Railway, Sealdah Division. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Coaching Terminal at Naihati and A Museum to be Named After Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Railway Budget". Equity Bulls. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Project Information Memorandum: Multifuctional complex at Naihati" (PDF). Ministry of Railways. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Mamata unveils new plans for North 24 Parganas". The Times of India, 9 November 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 

External links

*About Naihati


  • Trains at Naihati
  • Kolkata/Northern fringes travel guide from Wikivoyage


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