Kiul railway station

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Kiul Junction
Indian Railway Station
Location Lakhisarai, Lakhisarai, Bihar
 India
Coordinates 25°10′19″N 86°6′30″E / 25.17194°N 86.10833°E / 25.17194; 86.10833Coordinates: 25°10′19″N 86°6′30″E / 25.17194°N 86.10833°E / 25.17194; 86.10833
Elevation 53 metres (174 ft)
Line(s) Howrah-Delhi main line
Asansol-Patna section
Sahibganj Loop
Gaya–Kiul line
Platforms 5
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code KIUL
Zone(s) East Central Railway
Division(s) Danapur Division
History
Opened 1864
Electrified yes
Previous names East Indian Railway

Kiul Junction (Hindi: किऊल जंक्शन Kiūl) station code KIUL, is one of the major railway junctions in Danapur division of East Central Railway. Kiul is connected to metropolitan areas of India, by the Delhi-Kolkata Main Line via Mugalsarai-Patna route which runs along the historic Grand Trunk road. The Danapur division's main line crosses Sahibganj Loop line at the Kiul Junction.[1][2] The main line crosses the Kiul river between Kiul Junction and Lakhisarai Junction.[3] The Kiul-Nawada-Gaya branch line also starts from the Kiul Junction.[4]

Kiul is located on the bank of Kiul river in Lakhisarai district in the Indian state of Bihar. This is the place where Mahavira, Tirthankara of Jainism), achieved Kevala Jnana. The Kiul railway station is on Howrah-Patna-Mughalsarai main line. Most of the Patna, Barauni bound express trains coming from Howrah, Sealdah, Ranchi, Tatanagar stop here.

History[edit]

Facilities[edit]

The major facilities available are Waiting rooms, computerized reservation facility, Vehicle parking.[5][6] The vehicles are allowed to enter the station premises. The station also has STD/ISD/PCO telephone booth, toilets, tea stall and book stall. Automatic ticket vending machines have been installed to reduce the queue for train tickets on the station.[7] One of the two departmental catering units of Danapur division are located at Kiul Junction, the other being at Patna Junction.[8]

Platforms[edit]

There are a five platforms here. The platforms are interconnected with foot over bridge (FOB).[9]

Nearest Airport[edit]

The nearest airport to Kiul Station are[10]

  1. Gaya Airport 141 kilometres (88 mi)
  2. Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport, Patna 126 kilometres (78 mi)
  3. Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi 247 kilometres (153 mi)
  4. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About District". Official District website. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Lakhisarai". Overview. BrandBihar. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  3. ^ L.S.S. O'malley (1 January 2007). Bihar And Orissa District Gazetteers : Monghyr. Concept Publishing Company. pp. 5–. ISBN 978-81-7268-135-7. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "EXECUTIVE SUMMARY". organicbihar. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "List of Locations (Irrespective Of States) Where Computerized Reservation Facilities Are Available". Official website of the Indian Railways. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Rlys wants waiting rooms, retiring rooms vacated". The Times of India. 25 June 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "8 more stations to be made models". The Times of India. 12 May 2002. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Rly catering services to be privatised". The Times of India. 28 November 2004. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Plan to improve passenger amenities". The Times of India. 10 July 2005. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "Kiul Junction". onefivenine.com. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 

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