The station at this town was on the East Indian Railway
See also page Jharia Coalfield Railways
This town is not listed in the Imperial Gazetteer
In 1890 the EIR submitted a Report by Mr T H Ward on the economic resources of the coalfield which was superior to the quality from the Raniganj coalfield. The construction of the EIR line from Barakhar to Katras was sanctioned in Apr 1892 and the line via Dhanbad opened in May 1894 and a year later another line from Kusunda to Pathardi thus connecting ‘the whole length of the coalfield’ .