Naihati is a Kolkata Suburban Railway junction station on the Sealdah-Ranaghat line and Naihati-Bandel link. It is located in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Naihati and the surrounding areas.HistoryThe Calcutta -Kusthia line of Eastern Bengal Railway was opened to traffic in 1862.Eastern Bengal Railway worked on the eastern side of the Hooghly River, which in those days was unbridged.With the opening of the Jubilee Bridge in 1887, Naihati was linked to Bandel on the Howrah-Bardhaman main line.ElectrificationThe Sealdah-Ranaghat sector was electrified in 1963-64 and the Bandel-Naihati link in 1965-66.Carriage and wagon depotThe carriage and wagon depot at Naihati handles such work as checking of air and vacuum brakes and repair of sick lines. Bangladesh bound trains are checked and repaired.Coaching terminalA new coaching terminal was proposed at Naihati in the rail budget for 2012-13. A museum in honour of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee has also been proposed.Multifunctional complexIndian Railways are planning for a multi-functional complex near Naihati railway station to provide rail users facilities such as shopping, food stalls and restaurants, book stalls, telephone booths, medicine and variety stores.