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PPGT/Princep Ghat (2 PFs)
প্রিন্সেপ ঘাট     प्रिन्सेप घाट

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Near Princep Ghat and VidyaSagar Setu, Strand Road Ph;033-22131363 , Kolkata-700021
State: West Bengal

Elevation: 7 m above sea level
Zone: ER/Eastern   Division: Sealdah

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Number of Platforms: 2
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Rating: 3.9/5 (15 votes)
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Mar 20 2020 (15:32)   HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)
SAPTARSHI^~   19504 blog posts
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Maximum permissable speed of routes of Eastern Railway #mps /ER

Other updated information (operations)

•Twin Single line section are i) Andal-Pandabeswar & ii) Andal-Topsi

•One Train Only (OTO) system section are i) Belur Store Yard-Belur Math, ii) Arambagh-Goghat, iii) Gokulnagar Joypur-Maynapur, iv) Kalyani-Kalyani Simanta v) Jasidih-Baidyanathdham

•For Shantipur-Krishnanagar S/L, train services should run only during day time (CHC/SDAH)

•MPS over Malda division is 100KMPH

•Sectional speed of Arambagh-Goghat is 60 Kmph as per T/409 issued in Sept '21.

•Speed Raising in Pandabeswar – Sainthia section: Raising of maximum permissible speed from 90 Kmph to 100 Kmph have been implemented between Pandabeswar - Sainthia (Km.20.34-70.56 from Andal) both UP & DN line updated in Oct 2020. (as per Sr.DOM)

•Katwa-Azimganj sectional speed raised from 90 kmph to 100 Kmph for Passenger train only (CWLE-KNSN UP line=90 Kmph, GGLE-KWAE DN line=90 Kmph as per CRS) updated in August 2021. (as per T/409)

•Automatic signal sections are also attached.
i) Auto signal is extended from Ichhapur to Naihati & Shyamnagar station converted from Block station to Flag station.
ii) Auto signal has been extended from Belmuri/Home signal to Cheragram BH (as on June 2021)

• Train Management System (TMS) is started on experimental basis over HWH-BDC & SHE-AMBG section of Howrah division

2 Public Posts - Thu Apr 02, 2020

May 10 2020 (03:08)
abhirupsenhaldia   218 blog posts
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Why such poor condition of this line? Is it due to terrain or lack of maintenance?

Jun 08 2020 (00:20)
RPHDelhiTraMaEx~   66 blog posts
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Its a helpful information.

Jul 29 2020 (14:39)
satyajeet~   1879 blog posts
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Can #atlasmonitor update above ER section track mps in map? Most of them are missing in atlas #moderator #admin

Jun 26 (17:35)
nitishkumar~   18762 blog posts
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What is meaning of (S/L) .

Jun 26 (17:51)
SAPTARSHI^~   19504 blog posts
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Single line
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Jul 16 2018 (08:44)   12334/Vibhuti Express | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs) | MGS/WAP-4/22064
DJ^~   20301 blog posts
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Convention 2018 Kolkata
Highlights of IRI Convention 2018
Kolkata Leg | 14 Jul 2018
Railfanning , jetty ride , banquet and much more ..

Pic 1 - MGS WAP-4 22064 with 12334 Vibhuti Exp
Pic 2 - TKD WAP-7 30361 with 12312 Kalka Mail & HWH WDM-3D 11441 shunting 13007 UA Toofan Exp
Pic 3 - Howrah bridge
Pic 4 - 34056 Kalyani Simanta - Budge Budge Local coming out of Lake Gardens
Pic 5 - EMU standing at Tollygunge
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Mar 28 (00:36)   30333/Majerhat - Habra Local (via Princep Ghat) | PPGT/Princep Ghat (2 PFs)
SAPTARSHI^~   19504 blog posts
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Superb Pics.👍

5 pics

Ft. Princep Ghat
Circular Railway / Sealdah division, ER

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Apr 24 2019 (19:10)   PPGT/Princep Ghat (2 PFs)
Arnab~   7713 blog posts
Entry# 4300627            Tags   Past Edits
Presenting some pictures from a recent trip to Princep Ghat, one of the 19 stations under the tutelage of the Kolkata Circular Railways...
The Kolkata Circular Railways starts at Dum Dum Junction as a single line and continues upto Majherhat. From Majherhat upto Ballygunge Junction this line shares track with the Budge-Budge-Sealdah section.
From Ballygunge upto Park-Circus this line goes in parallel with the Diamond-Harbour-Sealdah main line, from Park Circus onwards till Bidhan-nagar Road this line bypasses Sealdah Station and merges with the Sealdah-Naihati main line at
Kankurganchi Jn cabin.
Thus this line starts and terminates at Dum Dum Junction.....
Princep Ghat serves it's namesake place in Kolkata. Princep Gate serves as a memorial for James Princep, and hence is a very popular place for the people to spend their time in the evening adjacent to the cool Ganges breeze!
PPGT and BBDB are major crossing points for local train criss-crossing in the opposing directions...
Oh, and Sealdah's sister terminal station Kolkata lies in this section and a lot people do use the services of the Circular rail (Chakra rail) to ferry in and out of Chitpur....

Picture 1:- Shows the overall layout of this station
Picture 2 & 4:- Are station board pictures. Anyone and everyone is free to update it into the station timeline.
Picture 3 :- Traditional painting artistry.
Picture 4 :- The Gigantic 'Second Hoogly bridge' or the 'Vidyasagar Setu' looms over the Princep Ghat skyline.
Picture 5, 6 and 7 :- Some evening shots of the evening scenery at the Ganges with the Vidyasagar Setu in the background....

Pictures credits :- Self
Camera used :- Moto G5

Hope you like it :)
- Arnab

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1 Public Posts - Thu Apr 25, 2019

Apr 25 2019 (16:20)
Guest: 390f9db5   show all posts
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fedl mane?

Apr 28 2019 (09:08)
TheMadrasMail~   6349 blog posts
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Nice captures! The Circular railway has always been one of the most intriguing section of Calcutta rail network to me, with a considerable history (more than 120 years worth of it) as the Calcutta Port Commissioner's railway.
Majerhat, from where the circular railway branches off, has an interesting history. It was originally called Kalighat (The terminus of the Kalighat-Falta narrow gauge light railway which was operational until about 1957). Later, the name was changed to Majerhat, and a new station (present day New Alipore) was named as Kalighat instead. Now, I believe, the Calcutta Metro has a station named Kalighat. So, this station probably holds the record for being 'moved around' the most number of times!

Apr 29 2019 (12:13)
Arnab~   7713 blog posts
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Kalighat happens to be a place in South Calcutta famous for it's Kali temple.
The metro station has been named after it's namesake place, something that is not usually found in Kolkata Metro.
However I am definitely curious as to why New Alipore station would be named as Kalighat!

May 01 2019 (05:13)
TheMadrasMail~   6349 blog posts
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It was probably named so as it was the closest railway station to the temple. When the old Kalighat station was renamed to Majherhat (It was written as 'Majher Aat' at that time), the new station, which was closer to the temple was just named 'Kalighat'.

Mar 30 (11:12)
Kawaii RinrinChan
WorldWar3~   6520 blog posts
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Restoration of KFR via Budge Budge Proposal
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Dec 27 2019 (08:50)   PPGT/Princep Ghat (2 PFs)
KSR Bengaluru Chennai Mail
BangaloreMail^~   21072 blog posts
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Superb Pics.👍
My maiden (though unplanned) railfanning session in Kolkata: A tryst with the serene Kolkata Circular Railway.
Pics 1 to 5: Some pics of Princep Ghat shot as I entered the station.
Pics 6 to 9: A Majerhat bound local halts at Princep Ghat before proceeding to its destination.
Pics 10 to 18: Random clicks of Vidyasagar Setu across Hooghly River.

Date & Time: 19th December 2019, Post 5 PM.

4 Public Posts - Fri Dec 27, 2019

Dec 27 2019 (17:15)
KSR Bengaluru Chennai Mail
BangaloreMail^~   21072 blog posts
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Nope. This is the second bridge.

Dec 27 2019 (17:16)
KSR Bengaluru Chennai Mail
BangaloreMail^~   21072 blog posts
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It was sudden plan and I wasnt much active on IRI. I shall inform when I come next time.

Dec 27 2019 (17:17)
sreerup kol
x-under SW-x   19272 blog posts
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Sure sure.

Oct 03 2020 (19:33)
KSR Bengaluru Chennai Mail
BangaloreMail^~   21072 blog posts
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Thank you!! :)

Dec 20 2020 (15:29)
KSR Bengaluru Chennai Mail
BangaloreMail^~   21072 blog posts
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Exactly one year ago was at this beautiful place. Time flies!!
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