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Sealdah Rajdhani Express
SEALDAH RAJDHANI EXPRESS connects Sealdah
Sealdah
( Kolkata
Kolkata
) and Delhi
Delhi
. It is the second fastest train after Sealdah
Sealdah
- New Delhi
Delhi
Duronto Express on the Sealdah
Sealdah
- Delhi
Delhi
sector. It operates as train number 12313 from Sealdah
Sealdah
( Kolkata
Kolkata
) to New Delhi
Delhi
Railway Station and as train number 12314 in the reverse direction. The train is regularly hauled by a WAP 7 locomotive. Sometimes WAP-4
WAP-4
/WAP-5 locomotives can be seen as an offlink
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Shikharji
SHIKHARJI (Śikharjī), Giridih district , Jharkhand
Jharkhand
, India, is located on Parasnath hill, the highest mountain south of the Himalayas. It is the most important Jain Tirtha (pilgrimage site) for the Jains. believed to be the place where twenty of the twenty-four Jain tirthankaras along with many other monks attained Moksha , according to Nirvana Kanda and other texts. CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 Geography * 3 History * 4 Approach * 5 Temples * 6 Replicas * 7 Transport * 8 Gallery * 9 See also * 10 External links * 11 References ETYMOLOGY Tonk of Parshvanatha
Parshvanatha
, Shikharji
Shikharji
Shikharji
Shikharji
means the "venerable peak"
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Dhanbad Junction Railway Station
Source: Google maps, Indian Railway Time Table Hatia-Bardhaman Passenger 53062 Indiarailinfo Gomoh-Barkakana Passenger 461EC indiarailinfo Jharia Coalfield rail network Legend to Bokaro and Barkakana to Asansol-Gaya section of Grand Chord 35 Chandrapura Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
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Asansol Junction Railway Station
ASANSOL JUNCTION RAILWAY STATION is a model railway station in Asansol Sadar subdivision of Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal . It is the eight busiest railway station in India in terms of frequency of trains after Kanpur Central , Vijayawada Junction , Delhi Junction , New Delhi , Ambala Cant , Howrah and Patna Junction . Around 171 trains starts, ends, or passes through the station daily. It serves Asansol and the surrounding areas. CONTENTS* 1 Overview * 1.1 Mining-industry zone * 2 History * 3 Electrification * 4 Locomotive shed * 5 Asansol Division * 6 Passenger movement * 7 Amenities * 8 References * 9 External links OVERVIEW Asansol railway station nameplate MINING-INDUSTRY ZONE"The entire belt between Durgapur (158 km from Howrah), and all the way up to Dhanbad and beyond is industrialized. Apart from factories, there are many coalmines, some closed now, and some with fires burning deep in the mineshafts
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Durgapur Railway Station
Sources: DURGAPUR is a model railway station on the Bardhaman-Asansol section . It is located in Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal . It serves Durgapur , the fourth most populous city in West Bengal, and the surrounding industrial areas. CONTENTS* 1 Overview * 1.1 Mining-industry zone * 2 History * 3 Electrification * 4 References * 5 External links OVERVIEWMINING-INDUSTRY ZONE"The entire belt between Durgapur (158 km from Howrah), and all the way up to Dhanbad and beyond is industrialized. Apart from factories, there are many coalmines, some closed now, and some with fires burning deep in the mineshafts. The mining area extends for a large area, mostly to the south of the tracks
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Barakar River
The BARAKAR RIVER is the main tributary of the Damodar River
Damodar River
in eastern India
India
. Originating near Padma in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand
Jharkhand
it flows for 225 kilometres (140 mi) across the northern part of the Chota Nagpur Plateau
Chota Nagpur Plateau
, mostly in a west to east direction, before joining the Damodar near Dishergarh
Dishergarh
in Asansol
Asansol
, Bardhaman district of West Bengal
West Bengal
. It has a catchment area of 6,159 square kilometres (2,378 sq mi). The main tributaries, Barsoti and Usri, flow in from the south and north respectively. Apart from the two main tributaries some fifteen medium or small streams join it
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Gaya Junction Railway Station
GAYA JUNCTION RAILWAY STATION is a junction station serving the city of Gaya , the headquarters of Gaya district and Magadh Division in the Indian state of Bihar
Bihar
. Gaya is in the Mugalsarai Rail Division of the East Central Railway zone. Grand Chord rail-line that connects Howrah and New Delhi
New Delhi
passes through Gaya. It lies between Mughalsarai Junction on the Delhi
Delhi
side and Dhanbad Junction on the Howrah
Howrah
side. It is located at 24°48′13″N 84°59′57″E / 24.80361°N 84.99917°E / 24.80361; 84.99917 . It has an elevation of 117 metres (384 ft). Gaya is connected with most of the states through rail network. Very few trains do-not stop here. There are also two other broad gauge train lines from Gaya , one to Patna
Patna
and the other to Kiul Junction
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Mughalsarai Junction Railway Station
MUGHALSARAI JUNCTION RAILWAY STATION (station code MGS) is an Indian Railways railway station in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh . It is the fourth busiest railway junction in India. The station contains the largest railway marshaling yard in Asia. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Electrification * 3 Marshalling yard * 4 Sheds and workshops * 5 Passenger movement * 6 Amenities * 7 References * 8 External links HISTORY Mughalsarai Junction railway station The East Indian Railway Company started connecting Delhi and Howrah from the mid nineteenth century. In 1862, the railway tracks crossed Mughalsarai and reached the western bank of the Yamuna . The through link to Delhi was established in 1866. The Grand Chord was commissioned in 1906. The Dufferin Bridge across the Ganges was opened in 1887, connecting Mughalsarai to Varanasi . ELECTRIFICATIONThe Gaya-Mughalsarai sector was electrified in 1961-63. Mughalsarai yard was electrified in 1963-65
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Nehru Setu
NEHRU SETU (Hindi : नेहरू सेतु) (earlier referred to as the Upper Son Bridge), across the Son River , between Dehri-on-Son and Son Nagar , in Bihar
Bihar
, is the second longest railway bridge in India, after Vembanad Rail Bridge in Kerala; however, when it was constructed it was the longest bridge of India. However , the latter is meant only for goods traffic. CONTENTS * 1 The Son river * 2 The Grand Chord * 3 Surroundings * 4 See also * 5 References THE SON RIVERSir John Houlton , the veteran British administrator, who spent many years in the state, describes the Son as follows, “After passing the steep escarpments of the Kaimur range , it flows straight across the plain to the Ganges. For much of this distance it is over two miles – and at one point, opposite Tilothu – three miles wide
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Son River
SON RIVER (also spelt SONE; Hindi : सोन नदी) of central India is the second largest of the Ganges ' southern tributaries after Yamuna River . CONTENTS * 1 Course * 2 Dams * 3 Bridges * 4 Gallery * 5 See also * 6 References COURSE Sonemuda, origin of Sone River Babur crossing the Son River. The Son originates near Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh , just east of the headwater of the Narmada River , and flows north-northwest through Madhya Pradesh state before turning sharply eastward where it encounters the southwest-northeast- Kaimur Range
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Hooghly River
The HOOGHLY RIVER (Hugli; Anglicized alternatively spelled Hoogli or Hugli) or the BHāGIRATHI-HOOGHLY, called 'Ganga' traditionally, is an approximately 260-kilometre-long (160 mi) distributary of the Ganges River in West Bengal
West Bengal
, India
India
. It splits from the Ganges
Ganges
as a canal in Murshidabad District at the Farakka Barrage . The town of Hugli-Chinsura , formerly Hooghly, is located on the river, in the Hooghly (district) . The origins of the Hooghly name are uncertain, whether the city or the river was named first
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Kolkata
KOLKATA /koʊlˈkɑːtə/ (Bengali pronunciation: ), formerly CALCUTTA /kælˈkʌtə/ until 2001 , is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal
West Bengal
. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River
Hooghly River
, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India
India
, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port. The city is widely regarded as the "cultural capital" of India, and is also nicknamed the "City of Joy". In 2011, the city had a population of 4.5 million, while the population of the city and its suburbs was 14.1 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India
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Asansol Railway Station
ASANSOL JUNCTION RAILWAY STATION is a model railway station in Asansol Sadar subdivision of Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal . It is the eight busiest railway station in India in terms of frequency of trains after Kanpur Central , Vijayawada Junction , Delhi Junction , New Delhi , Ambala Cant , Howrah and Patna Junction . Around 171 trains starts, ends, or passes through the station daily. It serves Asansol and the surrounding areas. CONTENTS* 1 Overview * 1.1 Mining-industry zone * 2 History * 3 Electrification * 4 Locomotive shed * 5 Asansol Division * 6 Passenger movement * 7 Amenities * 8 References * 9 External links OVERVIEW Asansol railway station nameplate MINING-INDUSTRY ZONE"The entire belt between Durgapur (158 km from Howrah), and all the way up to Dhanbad and beyond is industrialized. Apart from factories, there are many coalmines, some closed now, and some with fires burning deep in the mineshafts
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India
INDIA, officially the REPUBLIC OF INDIA (Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a country in South Asia
South Asia
. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people ), and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea
Arabian Sea
on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal
Bengal
on the southeast. It shares land borders with Pakistan
Pakistan
to the west; China
China
, Nepal
Nepal
, and Bhutan
Bhutan
to the northeast; and Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India
India
is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
and the Maldives
Maldives

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Indian Railways
INDIAN RAILWAYS (reporting mark IR) is a State owned national transporter, responsible for rail transport in India
India
. It is owned and operated by the Government of India
India
through the Ministry of Railways . It is the fourth largest railway network in the world comprising 119,630 kilometres (74,330 mi) of total track and 92,081 km (57,216 mi) of running track over a route of 66,687 km (41,437 mi) with 7,216 stations at the end of 2015-16. In 2015-16, IR carried 8.107 billion passengers annually or more than 22 million passengers a day and 1.101 billion tons of freight annually. As of the end of 2015-16, of the total 68,525 km (42,579 mi) route length, 28,327 km (17,602 mi) or 45% were electrified and 28,371 km (17,629 mi) or 37% were double or multiple line routes. The railway network is predominantly a broad gauge network. Small stretches of the network use metre and narrow gauges
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WAP 5
67:35:17 (160 km/h) 59:35:19 (200 km/h) MU WORKING 2 LOCO BRAKE Air and Regenerative TRAIN BRAKES Air SAFETY SYSTEMS TPWS (Train Protection and Warning System), Vigilance Control, Slip/Slide Control, Main Overload Relay, No Volt Relay, Over Voltage Protection and Earth Fault Relay PERFORMANCE FIGURES MAXIMUM SPEED Operational : 160 km/h (99 mph) Trials: 184 km/h (114 mph) Potential: 225 km/h (140 mph) POWER OUTPUT Max: 6,000 hp (4,474 kW) Continuous: 5,440 hp (4,057 kW) TRACTIVE EFFORT Max:258 kN (58,000 lbf) Continuous:220 kN (49,000 lbf) CAREER OPERATORS Indian Railways
Indian Railways
NUMBERS 30000 onwards NICKNAMES Vijay Utkarsh, Nav Jagran, Nav Kirti, Gaurav and Navodit DELIVERED 1995-96 FIRST RUN 1997 DISPOSITION ActiveWAP 5 is the name of a class of HIGH SPEED electric locomotives produced and used by Indian Railways
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