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Saktigarh railway station

Saktigarh
Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station
Location Grand Trunk Road, Saktigarh, Distt. Bardhaman, West Bengal
Coordinates
Elevation 36.27 metres (119.0 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Eastern Railway
Line(s) Howrah-Bardhaman main line
Howrah-Bardhaman chord
Platforms 7
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking No
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code SKG
Division(s) Howrah
History
Opened 1855
Electrified 1958
Previous names East Indian Railway Company
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
Eastern Railway zone
Eastern Railway zone
Location
Saktigarh railway station is located in West Bengal
Saktigarh railway station
Saktigarh railway station
Location in West Bengal

Saktigarh is a Kolkata Suburban Railway junction station on the Howrah-Bardhaman main line and Howrah-Bardhaman chord. It is located in Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Saktigarh and surrounding areas.

History

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]

The Howrah–Bardhaman chord, a shorter link to Bardhaman from Howrah than the Howrah–Bardhaman Main Line, was constructed in 1917.[2]

Electrification

Electrification of Howrah—Burdwan main line was completed with 25 kV AC overhead system in 1958. Howrah–Bardhaman chord was electrified in 1964–66.[3]

References

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External links

  • Trains from Howrah
  • Trains to Howrah


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