Howrah-Burdwan Chord Railway

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The Howrah-Burdwan Chord Railway was part of East Indian Railway(EIR) system. The line opened in 1917 and provided shorter link to Burdwan from the EIR hub at Howrah. Prior to the opening of the Howrah-Burdwan chord the only line was the Sheoraphuli-Tarakeshwar Railway which had been constructed in 1885. [1]

The broad gauge(BG) line, length 55 miles(87km) from Lillooah station, 4 miles from Howrah to relieve the heavily worked section of the EIR network to Burdwan [2]

Further Information

See East Indian Railway


  1. Wikipedia "Bardhaman main line"; Retrieved 11 Dec 2015
  2. “Administration Report on the Railways in India 1916” page 12; Retrieved 27 Dec 2015