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Sep 03 2013 (11:53)

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history of Railway Station - Bokaro Steel City

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Sep 03 2013 (10:52)
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Steel City no.2 of Jharkhand:-Bokaro Steel City.
#History:- The railway station and the surrounding areas
were earlier called Maraphari, in what was
Hazaribagh distrct. The surrounding
areas are still referred to as Maraphari. With
the construction of the Bokaro Steel Plant, the
railway station was renamed Bokaro Steel
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.The Bengal
Nagpur Railway built the line from Nagpur to
Asansol and opened it for goods traffic in
1891.The line was extended to Gomoh in
1907 and the Mohuda-Chandrapura link came
in 1913.
The construction of the 143 kilometres (89 mi)
long Chandrapura-Muri-Ranchi-Hatia line
started in 1957 and was completed in 1961.
#Electrification:- Railway lines in the Bokaro area (including
Bokaro Steel City Yard) were electrified in
#Locoshed&yard:- Bokaro Steel City has a diesel loco shed with
WDM-2 ),WDM-3A,WAG-5,WAG-7 locos. Bokaro Steel City
has an Electric Locomotive Shed. It has a
large yard for Bokaro Steel Plant .
#Amentities:- Bokaro Steel City railway station has 5
double-bedded non-AC retiring rooms and a
four-bedded dormitory.
#Notabletrains:- notable trains.
12801/12802 Purushottam Express.
12875/12876 Neelanchal Express.
12439/12440 Ranchi Rajdhani Express.
12825/12826 Jharkhand Sampark Kranti Express.
18103/18104 Jallianwala Bagh Express.
22823/22824 Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express.
12019/12020 Ranchi Howrah Shatabdi Express.
22805/22806 New Delhi Bhubaneswar Superfast Express Via Sambalpur.
12831/12832 Dhanbad Bhubaneswar Garib Rath Express.
13351/13352 Dhanbad Allapuzha Express.
#Majorindustries:-SAIL,Electrosteel Castings Limited,Bokaro Jaypee Cement Limited,Bokaro Power Supply Co Pvt Ltd.,BIADA.
#Placesofinterest:- Bokaro Steel Plant main gate
Jaggannath mandir Bokaro,Ram mandir,Bokaro,Sri Sri Kalika Maharani Temple,Ayappa Temple,City park Bokaro,Garga Dam,Parasnath Hills,Rajarappa.
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