Krishnapur railway station

Krishnapur railway station is an Indian railway station of the Lalgola Ranaghat Sealdah branch lines in the Eastern Railway zone of Indian Railways. The station is situated at Krishnapur or Kestopur near Lalgola in Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal.[1] Total 12 trains including Lalgola Passengers and few EMU trains halt in the station.[2]

Krishnapur railway station
Passenger train and Suburban train station
LocationRaghunathganj Road, Krishnapur, Lalgola, Murshidabad district, West Bengal
India
Coordinates24°24′23″N 88°15′23″E / 24.4064°N 88.2563°E / 24.4064; 88.2563Coordinates: 24°24′23″N 88°15′23″E / 24.4064°N 88.2563°E / 24.4064; 88.2563
Elevation26 m (85 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway zone
Line(s)Sealdah-Lalgola Main Line
Platforms4
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingNo
Other information
StatusActive
Station codeKRP
Zone(s) Eastern Railway zone
Division(s) Sealdah
History
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesEast Indian Railway Company
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
Eastern Railway zone

ElectrificationEdit

The KrishnanagarLalgola Section, including Krishnapur railway station was electrified in 2004. In 2010 the line became double tracked.[3][4]

IncidentEdit

On 15 December 2019, a protest was going on nearby area against amended Citizenship Act. Protesters vandalized Krishnapur railway station and at this station set several trains on fire.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Krishnapur Railway Station". Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  2. ^ "KRP/Krishnapur". indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  3. ^ "The Lalgola Sealdah Section Of Indian (eastern) Railway". Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Railway Electrification". pib.nic.in. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  5. ^ KolkataDecember 15, Indrajit Kundu; December 15, 2019UPDATED; Ist, 2019 06:28. "Citizenship protests spread to Bengal, protesters torch 5 trains, 3 railway stations, damage property". India Today. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  6. ^ India, Press Trust of (14 December 2019). "Citizenship Act: Protests rock Bengal, CM Mamata appeals for peace". Business Standard India. Retrieved 18 December 2019.