Howrah-Delhi EIR Main Line

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Howrah-Delhi EIR Main Line

The first section Howrah to Hooghly, 24 miles(38km,) opened 1854; via Khana Junction-Bhagalpur-Jamalpur-Luckeeserai-Mogul Sarai to Allahabad, 1865; reaching Delhi on 1 Jan 1867; 1021 miles(1643km) [1].

The opening of the First Chord EIR Line in 1871 between Khana Junction and Luckeeserai reduced the Howrah-Delhi mileage to 943 miles(1517km) [1].

The Khana Junction-Bhagalpur-Jamalpur-Luckeeserai section became secondary and became designated as the Sahibganj Loop EIR Line [2]

Further Information

See East Indian Railway page

and East Indian Railway – Lines owned and worked page which includes details of the branches and extensions to this Main Line.


  1. 1.0 1.1 “Administration Report on Railways 1918” page 53 (pdf62); Retrieved 9 Nov 2016
  2. “Symphony of Progress - The Saga of the Eastern Railway 1854-2003”; published by Eastern Railway, 2003; page 15