Dankuni Junction railway station

Dankuni is a railway junction station on the Howrah–Bardhaman chord and is located in Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is linked with both Howrah and Sealdah.

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Dankuni Junction
Kolkata Suburban Railway station
Dankuni railway station in Howrah 01.jpg
LocationDankuni Station Road, Station Pally, Dankuni, Hooghly District, West Bengal
Coordinates22°40′41″N 88°17′28″E / 22.677995°N 88.290975°E / 22.677995; 88.290975Coordinates: 22°40′41″N 88°17′28″E / 22.677995°N 88.290975°E / 22.677995; 88.290975
Elevation7 metres (23 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Line(s)Howrah–Bardhaman chord and Calcutta Chord / Dankuni–Sealdah
Structure typeStandard (on-ground station)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
Station codeDKAE[1]
Zone(s) Eastern Railway
Division(s) Howrah
Previous namesEast Indian Railway Company
Preceding station   Kolkata Suburban Railway   Following station
Eastern Line
toward Sealdah
Chord link LineTerminus
Dankuni Junction is located in Kolkata
Dankuni Junction
Dankuni Junction
Location in Kolkata
Dankuni Junction is located in West Bengal
Dankuni Junction
Dankuni Junction
Location in West Bengal
Dankuni Junction is located in India
Dankuni Junction
Dankuni Junction
Location in India


The Howrah–Bardhaman chord, a shorter link to Bardhaman from Howrah than the Howrah–Bardhaman main line, was constructed in 1917. In 1932, the Calcutta chord line was built over the Willingdon Bridge joining Dum Dum and Dankuni.[2]


Howrah–Bardhaman chord was electrified in 1964–66.[3]

Diesel Loco Component FactoryEdit

Trial production has started in the Diesel Component Factory at Dankuni.[4] Built at a cost of Rs. 84.21 crores, it was inaugurated by Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal on 28 May 2012. The components manufactured are being supplied to Banaras Locomotive Works.[5]

Electric Loco Component FactoryEdit

Electric Loco Component Factory in dankuni

Construction of the Rs. 270.77 crore Electric Loco Component Factory is in progress.[5]

Dankuni Freight YardEdit

A project is on to remodel the Dankuni Goods Yard and develop it as Dankuni Freight Yard. It will be a multi-purpose freight terminal that would consolidate the entire freight movement in one place. It will ease the load of Howrah, Sealdah, Shalimar and Chitpur yards.[6][7]

Dedicated Freight CorridorEdit

The 1839 km long eastern dedicated freight corridor has been proposed from Dankuni to Ludhiana, in Punjab.[8]


  1. ^ "Indian railway codes". Indian Railways. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  2. ^ "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern India". Rail India. Archived from the original on 16 March 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  3. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Highlights of the railway budget 2012-13" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Mamata gives shape to promises she made as railway minister". The Statesman, 28 May 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  6. ^ "New freight terminal for Eastern Railway". The Times of India. 4 August 2004. Archived from the original on 14 June 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Freight Sheds and Marshalling Yards". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Dedicated Freight Corridor Project:Progress and Opportunities" (PDF). DFC, 6 February 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 May 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2013.

External linksEdit

External video
  Moving through Dankuni railway station with freight terminal in the distance