Dankuni

Dankuni

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Dankuni () is a fast-growing industrial township near Kolkata, India. The town is part of the Hooghly District, in the state of West Bengal. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority.

It is well-reachable by road or trains from both Howrah Station and Sealdah Station. Dankuni Junction rail station is 15 km from Howrah Station. The "Heart of Dankuni" is Dankuni Railway Station.

Major Industries like "Mother Diary","Coca Cola", "Dankuni Coal Complex Ltd", "Food Corporation of India" and many other have been established.

Transport

Both NH 2 and NH 6 terminate at Dankuni.The Palsit&ndash;Dankuni section of NH 2 is also referred to as Durgapur Expressway. Other major arteries meeting at Dankuni are Belghoria Expressway connecting to NH 34 and the Dankuni&ndash;Memari Delhi Road. Presently, a Locomotive Factory for Railways under construction.

Dankuni is located on the Howrah-Bardhaman Chord line, which was constructed in 1917. The Calcutta Chord to Dankuni over the Willingdon Bridge (renamed Vivekananda Bridge) was opened in 1932.Chaudhuri, Sukanta, The Railway Comes to Calcutta, in Calcutta, the Living City, Vol. I, edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, p. 239, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-563696-3.It is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system. Already,...
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