Budge-Budge Branch Railway

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The Budge-Budge Branch Railway was part of the Eastern Bengal Railway(EBR) broad gauge(BG) network and was opened in 1890. The line connected Budge-Budge to the EBR terminus a Sealdah and becoming part of the Calcutta suburban network.

History

‘It was sanctioned in 1886 as a line from Ballygunge to Kidderpore Docks, which was to be constructed by the Calcutta Port Commissioners' Railway; a tramway from Tolly’s Nullah, which belonged to the Port Commisioners, was taken over an incorporated in the line. Sanction to an extension to Budge-Budge was given in 1888 and the line opened in 1890. [1]

References

  1. "Bengal District Gazetteers: 24-Parganas" – page 168 by Lewis Sydney Steward O'Malley,I.C.S;Retrieved 10 Dec 2015