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Why is the word New added to a few station names?  
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Mar 21 2015 (12:00)

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Soumitra Chawathe*^~
Why is the word New added to a few station names?

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Mar 20 2015 (20:13)
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Guest: 744c5963   Added by: Soumitra Chawathe*^~  Mar 21 2015 (12:00)
Can somebody tell my that why there is 'new' attached to the names of various stations of the northeast like new jalpaigudi,new cooch behar etc ???

Mar 13 2013 (08:05)
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PKV*^~   Added by: Soumitra Chawathe*^~  Mar 21 2015 (12:00)
Historically, most of the railway lines in North Bengal and Assam were MG. But following gauge conversion, the new stations were either located in close vicinity of the erstwhile MG stations or were parallel to them, in places where both gauges continued to co-exist. This is the primary reason for the their nomenclature as NEW ****** . But Joydeep Roy, our AMBASSADOR ADMIN from North Bengal can hopefully shed more light on this.
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