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

Saktigarh
Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station
Saktigarh railway station.jpg
LocationGrand Trunk Road, Saktigarh, Distt. Purba Bardhaman, West Bengal
Coordinates23°12′26″N 87°58′09″E / 23.2071°N 87.9693°E / 23.2071; 87.9693Coordinates: 23°12′26″N 87°58′09″E / 23.2071°N 87.9693°E / 23.2071; 87.9693
Elevation36.27 metres (119.0 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Line(s)Howrah-Bardhaman main line
Howrah-Bardhaman chord
Platforms7
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeSKG[1]
Division(s) Howrah
History
Opened1855
Electrified1958
Previous namesEast Indian Railway Company
Services
Preceding station   Kolkata Suburban Railway   Following station
Eastern Line
Location
Saktigarh railway station is located in West Bengal
Saktigarh railway station
Saktigarh railway station
Location in West Bengal

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HistoryEdit

The first passenger train in eastern India ran from Howrah to Hooghly on 15 August 1854. The track was extended to Raniganj by 1855.[2]

The Howrah–Bardhaman chord, a shorter link to Bardhaman from Howrah than the Howrah–Bardhaman Main Line, was constructed in 1917.[3]

ElectrificationEdit

Electrification of Howrah—Burdwan main line was completed with 25 kV AC overhead system in 1958. Howrah–Bardhaman chord was electrified in 1964–66.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Indian railway codes". Indian Railways. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  2. ^ "IR History Part I 1832-1869". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  3. ^ "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern India". railindia. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  4. ^ "IR History Part IV (1947-1970)". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013.

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