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This is world’s smallest station name

IB-Railway-station

This is world’s smallest station name

There are around 8000 railway stations in India among which the smallest station name lies in South East Central Railway and Bilaspur division.

I went to Ib to have a look at the station. Yes, you read that right, I went to a remote railway station just because it had the shortest name in India. Remote Indian railway stations are very beautiful and are the perfect getaways for people who love nature. Simply sitting on the benches of the deserted platforms offers so much peace. I passed through several small stations before I reached Ib.

IB-Railway

The name of the station is derived from Ib River flowing nearby. Ib railway station came up with the opening of the Nagpur-Asansol main line of Bengal Nagpur Railway in 1891. It became a station on the cross country Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line in 1900.

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In 1900, when Bengal Nagpur Railway was building a bridge across the Ib River, coal was accidentally discovered in what later became Ib Valley Coalfield. Likewise Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta – the station is the railway station with the longest name on Indian Railways.

 

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