Fakiragram railway station
Indian Railway Station|
Fakiragram, Kokrajhar, Assam|
|Coordinates||26°21′53″N 90°11′11″E / 26.3646°N 90.1865°ECoordinates: 26°21′53″N 90°11′11″E / 26.3646°N 90.1865°E|
|Elevation||43 metres (141 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Northeast Frontier Railway|
New Jalpaiguri-New Bongaigaon section of Barauni-Guwahati line|
Fakiragram-Golokganj-Dhubri branch line
|Structure type||Standard on ground|
|Electrified||to be done soon|
|Previous names||Eastern Bengal Railway|
Fakiragram is a railway station on the New Jalpaiguri-New Bongaigaon section of Barauni-Guwahati line and is located in Kokrajhar district in the Indian state of Assam. A branch line from Fakiragram connects to Dhubri.
Fakiragram railway station came up with the construction of the Golokganj-Amingaon railway line by Assam-Behar State Railway in the 1900–1910 period. During the period Assam was connected to the rest of India entirely through eastern Bengal.
With the partition of India in 1947, the railway link to Assam through East Bengal was broken and Assam got delinked from the rest of India. Indian Railways took up the Assam Link Project in 1948 to build a rail link between Fakiragram and Kishanganj. Fakiragram was connected to the Indian railway system in 1950.
Construction of the 265 km (165 mi) long 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge Siliguri-Jogihopa line, between 1963 and 1965, brought broad gauge railways to Assam.
Electrification of the Barauni-Katihar-Guwahati line was sanctioned in 2008. In the document on Vision 2020 – A Blue Print for Railway Electrification Programme, in the list of ongoing projects the entire route km (836) is shown as balance work as on 1 April 2010. The entire electrification project is scheduled to be completed by October, 2015.
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|Preceding station||Indian Railway||Following station|
|Northeast Frontier Railway zone||
|Terminus||Northeast Frontier Railway zone||