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The station with the smallest name is in Odisha

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There is about 8000 railway station in India. (Source: wiki) and among those, the railway station with the smallest name is in Odisha. The name of the station is “IB”. The station comes under South East Central Railway and Bilaspur division.

The name of the station is derived from the 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.

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 a railway station with the longest name on Indian Railways.

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