Kalyani railway station

Kalyani railway station is a Kolkata Suburban Railway station in Kalyani, West Bengal on the Sealdah–Ranaghat line and Kalyani Simanta Branch line. It is located in Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Kalyani and the surrounding areas.[1][2]

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Kalyani
Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station
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Kalyani railway station
LocationStation Road, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal
India
Coordinates22°58′08″N 88°28′03″E / 22.968963°N 88.467575°E / 22.968963; 88.467575
Elevation13 metres (43 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Line(s)Sealdah-Ranaghat line
Kalyani-Kalyani Simanta link
Platforms4
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingAvailable
Bicycle facilitiesNot available
Disabled accessAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeKYI
Zone(s) Eastern Railway
Division(s) Sealdah
History
Opened1862
Electrified1963-65
Previous namesEastern Bengal Railway
Services
Preceding station   Kolkata Suburban Railway   Following station
toward Sealdah
Eastern Line
Location
Kalyani is located in West Bengal
Kalyani
Kalyani
Location in West Bengal
Kalyani is located in India
Kalyani
Kalyani
Location in India

HistoryEdit

The Calcutta (Sealdah)-Kusthia line of Eastern Bengal Railway was opened to run in the year of 1862. Eastern Bengal Railway worked on the eastern side of the Hooghly River. The British Government in India established the railway station in the then Roosvelt town named Chandmari Halt in 1883. In 1954 it was renamed into Kalyani. In 1979, the rail line was extended from Kalyani main to Kalyani Simanta station and also established direct connectivity to Kolkata through Kalyani Simanta local EMU trains.[3] The distance between Sealdah railway station and Kalyani main station is 48 km.[4][1]

ElectrificationEdit

The Sealdah - Ranaghat route was electrified in the period of 1963-64.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "KYI/Kalyani (4 PFs)". indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Kalyani railway station". India Rail Info.
  3. ^ "Indian Railways Budget Speech 1979-80" (PDF). Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  4. ^ "সামরিক শহরের স্মৃতি নিয়ে বেড়ে উঠেছে কল্যাণী". anandabazar.com. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  5. ^ IR Electrification Chronology up to 31.03.2004. "History of Electrification". Retrieved 14 June 2017.

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