Welcome to Adra Divison
Centenary Celebration of Adra DRM Office Building
(1913 - 2013)
BRIEF HISTORY :
Civilization has flourished on the banks of River Damodar which is rich in mineral deposits all along its course. Most bounteous of them are the Coalfields of Bengal and Jharkhand. They yield the best grades of Coal in the entire Indian sub-continent. Amongst them, the Jharia coalfields produce quality prime coking coal suitable for the steel making. Many of these fields fall in the jurisdiction of ADRA Division.
Adra, a small Railway settlement in the Raghunathpur Block of Purulia district, was a part of the erstwhile state of the Maharajah of Kashipur. In the later part of 19th century, on 14th December 1889, Adra emerged as a railway district of Bengal Nagpur Railway (BNR) with the object of catering to Jharia coalfield and solitary steel plant of Bengal, at Burnpur. The Present day ADRA station dates back to 1905. The ADAdistrict of BNR, formally became a Railway Division in 1962.
JURISDICTION & AREAS SERVED :
Present set up of Railway network of Adra Division covers the following sections:
· ADRA-MIDNAPORE(EXCL. MIDNAPORE,RAJDHANI ROUTE)
· ADRA –CHANDIL
· ADRA-ASANSOL(EXCL. ASANSOL)
· ADRA-GOMOH [ADRA-BJE (RAJDHANI ROUTE),BJE-VAA-MHQ(JC), MHQ-GMO (RAJDHANI ROUTE), EXCL. GOMO]
· BHOJUDIH-CHANDRAPURA [VIA-TLE-MHQ(GC- RAJDHANI ROUTE),JNN-DDGA, EXCL. CHANDRAPURA]
· GOMOH-MURI[(EXCL. GMO,CRP,RJB),TKX-BKSC-KSX,( EXCL. JAA,THO,MURI)]
· TALGORIA-BOKARO (T.T. LINE - ONLY GOODS TRAFFIC)
· BANKURA – MATHNASHIPUR(PRESENTLY WORKING PARTOF BDR LINE BANKURA TO MASHAGRAM)
The BDR Railways which was operational as NG system between Bankura & Rainagar(97 km) was closed in 1996.New project for conversion of this section to BG was sanctioned in the year 1998-99. The revised estimate of this work includes extension of this line from Rainagar to Mashagram (20 km) on chord line of HWH-BWN section of E.Rly. Part section of BDR Railway between BANKURA – SONAMUKHI (40.8 km) was opened on 18.09.05. Further SONAMUKHI - PATRASHAYER (15 KM) was opened on 15.04.07 & the next part i.e Patrashayer to Rainagar (40 KM) was opened on 20.01.08 and Rainagar to Mathnashipur (11.383KM) was opened on 02.11.2011.
The Division is bounded on the Eastern & South - Western part by W.Bengal and North -Western part by state of Jharkhand . ADRA division serves 4 districts of WEST BENGAL viz. West Midnapore, Bankura, Purulia and Burdwan & 3 districts of JHARKHAND viz Dhanbad, Bokaro and Singhbhum.
There are two main rivers Damodar and Darkeswar flowing through the division. Damodar river called Damuda, Damu means Sacred, da means water. It has number of tributaries and subtributaries such at Barkar, Konar, Bokaro, Haharo, Jamunia, Ghari, Guaia, Khadia, Bhera.
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