Bokaro Steel City
Indian Railways junction station
Bokaro Steel City Station railway station.jpg
Bokaro Steel City railway station
General information
LocationBalidih, Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand
 India
Coordinates23°39′24″N 86°05′08″E / 23.6568°N 86.0855°E / 23.6568; 86.0855Coordinates: 23°39′24″N 86°05′08″E / 23.6568°N 86.0855°E / 23.6568; 86.0855
Elevation240 metres (790 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouth Eastern Railways
Line(s)Netaji S.C.Bose Gomoh–Hatia main line,
Adra–Bokaro Steel City branch line
Platforms3
Tracks7
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on-ground station)
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessDisabled access Available
Other information
StatusFunctional
Station codeBKSC
Zone(s) South Eastern Railway zone
Division(s) Adra
History
Opened1961; 61 years ago (1961)
Electrified1986–89
Location
Bokaro Steel City railway station is located in Jharkhand
Bokaro Steel City railway station
Bokaro Steel City railway station
Location in Jharkhand

Bokaro Steel City railway station (station code:- BKSC) is a railway station on the Gomoh–Muri branch line and Adra–Bokaro Steel City branch line under Adra division of South Eastern Railways. It is located in Bokaro district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It lies at the edge of Jharia Coalfield and serves Bokaro Steel City, and the surrounding mining-industrial area.

History

The railway station and the surrounding areas were earlier called Maraphari, in what was then Hazaribagh district. The surrounding areas are still referred to as Maraphari. With the construction of the Bokaro Steel Plant, the railway station was renamed Bokaro Steel City.[1][2]

Amongst the railway lines earlier laid in the area was the Grand Chord of East Indian Railway Company which was opened in 1906. With the opening up of coalfields in the area between Gomoh and Barkakana, came the Gomoh–Barkakana line in 1927.[3] The Bengal Nagpur Railway built the line from Nagpur to Asansol and opened it for goods traffic in 1891.[4] The line was extended to Gomoh in 1907 and the Mohuda–Chandrapura link came in 1913.[4]

The construction of the 143 kilometres (89 mi) long Chandrapura–Muri–Ranchi–Hatia line started in 1957 and was completed in 1961.[5]

Distance

It takes 20 minutes to travel from Bokaro Steel City Railway Station to City Centre. Approximate driving distance between Bokaro Steel City Railway Station and City Centre is 20 km. Travel time refers to the time taken if the distance is covered by a car.

Electrification

Railway lines in the Bokaro area (including Bokaro Steel City Yard) were electrified in 1986–89.[6]

Loco shed and yard

Diesel Loco Shed, BKSC - Also large yard for Bokaro Steel Plant, having WDM-2, WDM-3A, WDG-3A, WDS-6 loco. Loco spotted in a distinctive green/red livery. Current holding of 66 (WDM2-29, WDM3A-20, WDG3A-21, WDS6-12) locos (10/13) for Bokaro Steel Plant and other purpose.

Electric Loco Shed, Bokaro Steel City - New shed commissioned in 2011 with WAG-5 transferred from other sheds. Holds a few WAG-7 as well. Current holding capacity is 100 (WAG-7-66, WAG-9-44) Locos.[7]

Amenities

Trains

Mail/Express

Passenger train

References

  1. ^ "Bokaro's Robinson Crusoe, almost". The Telegraph, 14 February 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Bokaro". Glorius India. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Indian Railway History Timeline". Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Major events in formation of S.E.Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  5. ^ Moonis Raza & Yash Aggarwal (1986). Transport Geography of India: Commodity Flow and the Regional Structure of Indian Economy. page 60. Concept Publishing Company, A-15/16 Commercial Block, Mohan Garden, New Delhi – 110059. ISBN 81-7022-089-0. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Sheds and Workshops" (PDF).
  8. ^ "South Eastern Railway:Amenities at Stations". Retrieved 20 April 2013.
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