Chandrapura Junction
Indian Railways junction station
LocationChandrapura, Bokaro district, Jharkhand
 India
Coordinates23°45′19″N 86°07′11″E / 23.7554°N 86.1197°E / 23.7554; 86.1197Coordinates: 23°45′19″N 86°07′11″E / 23.7554°N 86.1197°E / 23.7554; 86.1197
Elevation227 metres (745 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEast Central Railway
Line(s)Gomoh–Barkakana branch line
Chandrapura–Muri branch line Mahuda–Adra–Kharagpur Railways in Jharia Coalfield
Platforms3
Tracks6
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeCRP
Zone(s) East Central Railway zone
Division(s) Dhanbad
History
Opened1913; 109 years ago (1913)
Rebuilt1927
Electrified1986–89
Location
Chandrapura Junction
Chandrapura Junction
Location in Jharkhand
Chandrapura Junction
Chandrapura Junction
Location in India

Chandrapura Junction railway station is a railway junction station at the junction of Gomoh–Barkakana branch line and Chandrapura–Muri branch line mainly a part of Railways in Jharia Coalfield. It is located in Bokaro district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

History

In 1913, Chandrapura was connected to Mahuda and merged to Gomoh–Mahuda–Adra–Kharagpur (BNR) line and then became a Railways in Jharia Coalfield. In 1927, the Central India Coalfields Railway opened the Gomoh–Barkakana line. Later, the line was amalgamated with East Indian Railway.[1] The construction of the 143 kilometres (89 mi) long Chandrapura–Muri–Ranchi–Hatia line started in 1957 and was completed in 1961.[2]

Electrification

Railway lines in the Chandrapura area (including Bokaro Steel City Yard) were electrified in 1986–89.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Indian Railway History Timeline". Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2008.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
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