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BHP/Bolpur Shantiniketan (3 PFs)
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Track: Double Electric-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 87
Number of Originating Trains: 2
Number of Terminating Trains: 2
Bolpur - Santiniketan Road, Bolpur, Dist - Birbhum, 731204
State: West Bengal
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Elevation: 55 m above sea level
Zone: ER/Eastern
Division: Howrah
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New Facilities/TechnologyER/Eastern  -  IR Press Release  

News Entry# 307883     
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Jul 09 2017 (15:25)
Station Tag: Pakur/PKR added by Second LHB train in Bhagalpur soon😊😊^~/1685971

Jul 09 2017 (15:25)
Station Tag: Sainthia Junction/SNT added by Second LHB train in Bhagalpur soon😊😊^~/1685971

Jul 09 2017 (15:25)
Station Tag: Rampurhat Junction/RPH added by Second LHB train in Bhagalpur soon😊😊^~/1685971

Jul 09 2017 (15:25)
Station Tag: Bolpur Shantiniketan/BHP added by Second LHB train in Bhagalpur soon😊😊^~/1685971
Kolkata, July 7, 2017:
Shri Harindra Rao, General Manager, Eastern Railway thoroughly inspected different stations in Khana-Bolpur-Rampurhat-Gumani section of Eastern Railway’s Howrah Division today and also conducted window trailing inspections over the section to see the track maintenance , signalling system , bridges etc to ensure safe running of trains.
At Bolpur, General Manager inspected waiting hall, foot over bridges, canteen, drinking water provisions and other passenger amenities. General Manager also interacted with the passengers to get a feedback and advised all
concerned to provide even better facilities and amenities to the passengers. Shri Rao also visited ER’s Gitanjali Museum at Bolpur station where rare photographs of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and other souvenirs of the Great Poet are preserved.
Shri Rao also conducted inspections at Sainthia, Rampurhat & Pakur stations where he thoroughly checked passenger amenities, cleanliness , safety aspects and observance of safety rules by the o­n duty staff.
GM advised the divisional officers and staff, to provide more amenities for the passengers especially at stations like Bolpur-Shantinitetan & Rampurhat in this section having rush of tourist and pilgrims, in order to make pleasant travel experience for them while in Railway jurisdiction.
Principal Officers from ER headquarters, DRM/Howrah and other senior officers of the division accompanied GM during the inspection.
Jul 09 2017 (12:00)  Stranded and famished (www.thehindu.com)
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Jul 09 2017 (12:05)
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Jul 09 2017 (12:05)
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Posted by: rdb*^  133028 news posts
What do you do when you find yourself stuck at a railway station with a first-class ticket but no train? You eat
Well, that’s what I did. I was supposed to be on my way to Shantiniketan one fine morning, but my train had been diverted and I had to disembark barely 40 minutes into my journey. Stranded at a tiny station called Bandel, I had no idea when or how I was going to get to my destination. So instead of stressing, I resorted to eating.
It began with a flimsy bowl
of rasmalai . Soon after I’d reached Bandel, I’d noticed a middle-aged man squatting on the platform with a large aluminium vat. Inside it were three smaller vessels. The first had a pale yellow potato curry, the second carried sticky round balls doused in sugar syrup, and the third had tiny but milky rasmalais . He had a tray too, stacked with robust beige balls of chamcham .
In a matter of seconds, he was surrounded by over half a dozen men, goading him to hand over their choice of refreshment — ‘ Ekta luchi den’, ‘Chamcham koto kore?’ ‘Aye! du ta rosogullas debe’ . I soon became one with the group and asked for the first thing that came to mind — rasmalai . The tiny balls of channa doused in thick rabri were handed to me in a flimsy plastic cup. They were a little too sweet for my palate, but their texture and freshness were unlike anything I’ve ever eaten.
After having run between platforms, enquiry and ticket counters, and the stationmaster’s office, I was finally settled on a bench, waiting for the next train. With no sign of the train, I helped myself to some fresh-cut cucumber from the vendor further down the platform. Even though I wanted to resist — his methods were not most hygienic — my stomach urged me otherwise. And so, before I knew it, I was biting off a crisp, cool cucumber laced with salt and chilli powder. Clearly, that was a mistake. The cucumber acted as an appetiser and made me want ‘real food’.
But then, you are never too far from food at a railway station. ‘3 for 10’ read the sign on one of the stalls. The handwritten note hung tackily and seemed like an afterthought; the kachauris , however, were fluffy and fresh. Of course, I had to have my share of kachauri and potato curry. The kachauri was suitably flaky and the potato curry a great foil for the crisp wheat pastry.
It’s funny how stress can induce great hunger pangs. Even as I licked my fingers clean of the potato curry and wondered if I should get myself some more, I spotted a man carrying boxes of a local sweet called moa .
In my 15 years of knowing Bengali food, I had never seen something like this. I asked him for a piece. He insisted I buy the whole box, but finally relented and gave me just one. I expected the laddoo- shaped sweet to be made of milk or channa , but it turned out to be a rather interesting combination of puffed rice, date palm jaggery, and reduced milk. It was light and chewy and, unlike the rasmalai , not overtly sweet.
The food I encountered at Bandel station came as a surprise. As I chewed on the moa among the whistling engines and passing trains, I pondered on the seemingly unfortunate diversion: my sanitised air-conditioned coach would have never given me the opportunity to sample such beautiful food.
It’s funny how stress can induce hunger. As I licked potato curry from my finger I spotted a man carrying moa

Jul 09 2017 (23:07)
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If you are in Bengal, then you should try Bengali food.
Sep 11 2015 (18:23)  ER TO RUN SPECIAL TRAINS FOR KAUSIKI AMABASHYA MELA (er.indianrailways.gov.in)
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New/Special TrainsER/Eastern  -  IR Press Release  

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Sep 11 2015 (6:23PM)
Station Tag: Sainthia Junction/SNT added by DJ™/90319

Sep 11 2015 (6:23PM)
Station Tag: Guskara/GKH added by DJ™/90319

Sep 11 2015 (6:23PM)
Station Tag: Bolpur Shantiniketan/BHP added by DJ™/90319

Sep 11 2015 (6:23PM)
Station Tag: Barddhaman Junction/BWN added by DJ™/90319

Sep 11 2015 (6:23PM)
Station Tag: Bandel Junction/BDC added by DJ™/90319

Sep 11 2015 (6:23PM)
Station Tag: Rampurhat/RPH added by DJ™/90319

Sep 11 2015 (6:23PM)
Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by DJ™/90319
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Kolkata, September 10, 2015:

To cater to the heavy rush of pilgrims during Kausiki Amabashya Mela at Tarapith, Eastern Railway will run o­ne pair of Special Train between Howrah & Rampurhat for three days, o­n 12, 13 & 14 September, 2015, leaving Howrah at 5:45 hrs and leaving Rampurhat at 11:30 hrs.

This train will have all General Second Class accommodations and will stop at Sheoraphuli, Bandel, Barddhaman, Guskara, Bolpur & Sainthia stations enroute in both the directions.
Apr 30 2015 (13:34)  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Renames 6 Townships In The State (www.huffingtonpost.in)
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Apr 30 2015 (1:34PM)
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Apr 30 2015 (1:34PM)
Station Tag: Siliguri Junction/SGUJ added by • •• Alexander •• •/1228376

Apr 30 2015 (1:34PM)
Station Tag: Siliguri/SGUD added by • •• Alexander •• •/1228376

Apr 30 2015 (1:34PM)
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KOLKATA — West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today renamed six townships in the state, officials said.
Of them, Siliguri will be known as Teesta, a major river in North Bengal, and Bolpur as 'Gitabitan', a popular compilation of songs of Rabindranath Tagore.
The twin industrial towns of Asansol-Durgapur will be known as 'Agnibina', a collection of poems by poet Kazi Najrul Islam.
in Malda district has been rechristened as 'Mukta Tirtha' while Garia near this metropolis will become 'Uttam City', after the late matinee idol Uttam Kumar, the officials said.
Banerjee renamed Kalyani, the township in Nadia district developed during the time of Bidhan Chandra Roy's chief ministership, as 'Samriddhi'.
A seventh satellite township, 'Viswa-Bangla' will come up later near the Eastern Metropolitan By-pass in the city to house government employees, the officials said.
Banerjee had also renamed several stations in metro railway in the city when she was Railway Minister.

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May 01 2015 (00:19)
Afraaz suhail 🚂🚄🚅^~   4543 blog posts   576 correct pred (87% accurate)
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Toh kya ab station ka naam bhi badlEga??

May 01 2015 (08:56)
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Ya ho sakta hai.

May 01 2015 (11:14)
Katni Grade Separator~   1798 blog posts   3552 correct pred (85% accurate)
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sare nahi badlenge par kuch ka badalna to tay hai
like the Bangalore city name has been changed TODAY
Feb 11 2015 (16:57)  ER STATIONS WILL BE BEAUTIFIED WITH GARDENS (www.er.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Commentary/Human InterestER/Eastern  -  IR Press Release  

News Entry# 212222   Blog Entry# 1366765     
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Feb 11 2015 (5:15PM)
Station Tag: Bolpur Shantiniketan/BHP added by attitude/791694

Feb 11 2015 (5:15PM)
Station Tag: Malda Town/MLDT added by attitude/791694
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Kolkata, February 7, 2015
Two-day Annual Flower Show and Garden Competition of Eastern Railway held o­n 6 & 7 February 2015 at Rail Museum at Howrah.
Shri R.K.Gupta, General Manager, Eastern Railway visited the flower show and gave away the prizes o­n the concluding day of the occasion i.e. 7 February 2015.
Division became the Champion and Sealdah Division became the Runners up in the Annual Flower Show and Asansol Division bagged the overall Garden Competition Trophy 2015.
Best Station Garden prizes were bagged by Malda Town station and Bolpur station in A & B category station respectively.
Addressing o­n the occasion, Shri R.K.Gupta, General Manager, Eastern Railway said that organizing Flower Show is a noble attempt to promote the awareness amongst railway staff & officers for a better ecological balance and environment in the Railway premises. He also mentioned that Eastern Railway also plants trees in railway premises including offices, station areas and also along the railway track as a measure for promoting pollution free environment. He advised Divisions to make an attempt to create a small garden in front of every station.
It may be noted that Eastern Railway has been organizing this flower show since 1973 for creating awareness o­n importance of afforestation & gardening amongst railway employees.
Altogether, there were 597 entries in 28 different categories from Eastern Railway’s Howrah, Sealdah, Asansol, Malda Divisions & Headquarters and Jamalpur, Kanchrapara & Liluah workshops.
Dr. D. P. Mukhopadhyay, Dr. D. P. Mondal and Sri R.N.Adhikari all renowned Agronomist & Horticulturist graced the occasion as judges.
Shri B.K.Patel, Additional General Manager, Shri A.K.Jha, Principal Chief Engineer, Eastern Railway and Shri Anirban Datta, DRM, Howrah were also present o­n the occasion.

Feb 11 2015 (18:46)
DM^~   5489 blog posts   12168 correct pred (88% accurate)
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Please anyone inform me about the name of the 'A' class station in eastern railway

Feb 11 2015 (18:56)
нυммιηg вιя∂   1209 blog posts   43 correct pred (77% accurate)
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Feb 11 2015 (19:44)
DM^~   5489 blog posts   12168 correct pred (88% accurate)
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This is A-1 class not A class
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