Patliputra Junction railway station

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Patliputra Junction
Indian Railway Station
Patliputra Junction.jpg
The main entrance of the station
Station statistics
Address Rukanpura, Bailey Road, Patna, Bihar
 India
Coordinates 25°37′14″N 85°4′6″E / 25.62056°N 85.06833°E / 25.62056; 85.06833
Elevation 58 metres (190 ft)
Line(s) Howrah-Delhi main line
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Platforms 5(phase1-3 and phase2-2)
Tracks 7[1]
Parking Available
Baggage check Available
Other information
Opened 2014
Electrified 2013[2]
Station code PPTA
Owned by East Central Railway of the Indian Railways
Operator Indian Railway
Fare zone East Central Railway
Station status waiting for its inauguration[3]
Formerly East Indian Railway
Traffic
Passengers () Expected 50,000 per day
Services
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Location
Patliputra Junction railway station is located in Patna
Patliputra Junction railway station
Location of Patliputra Junction in Patna

Patliputra Junction, station code PPTA, is the railway station serving the capital city of Patna in the Patna district in the Indian state of Bihar. Located 12 km north-west of Patna Junction, It has been developed as to ease the pressure on the city’s other two railway stations through which around 350 trains pass daily.[4] Patna lies in between New Delhi and Kolkata which is one of the busiest rail route in India. The city is a major railway hub and has six major stations: Patliputra Junction, Patna Junction, Rajendranagar Terminal, Gulzarbagh Station, Danapur Station, and Patna Sahib Station. In 2009, the construction of India's longest road-cum-rail bridge, Ganga Rail-Road Bridge, was underway on the banks on the Ganges nearby and will connect Patna to Pahleja Ghat. The bridge is expected to be completed by end of 2015.[5] Sources say that when completed it will be 4.55 kilometres (2.83 mi) long and therefore the longest road cum rail bridge in India and one of the longest in the world.[6]

History[edit]

The Pataliputra Junction railway station was built in 2012 on Bailey Road near Rukunpura. The railway station is a part of Ganga rail-cum-road bridgeGanga Rail-Road Bridge[5] between Digha and Sonepur which will be completed by the end of 2015. This station was built an alternate to Patna Junction and Rajendranagar Terminal to decongest excess load on these stations. The station will be a terminal point for most of the train coming from North Bihar. The approximate total cost accrued in building the station has been estimated at INR1.6 Crores[3]

Facilities[edit]

The major facilities available are Waiting rooms, retiring room, computerized reservation facility, Reservation Counter, Vehicle parking etc.[7][8] The vehicles are allowed to enter the station premises. There are refreshment rooms vegetarian and non vegetarian, tea stall, book stall, post and telegraphic office and Government Railway police(G.R.P) office.[9] Patliputra Junction is located close to the domestic airport providing transport to important destinations to all over India.[10]

Automatic ticket vending machines have been installed to reduce the queue for train tickets on the station.[11]

New developments[edit]

In Feb 2012, The Indian Railways had planned to set up a Railway Station Development Corporation (RSDC) that will work on improving the major railway stations including Patliputra Junction by building and developing Restaurants, shopping areas and food plaza for commercial business and improving passenger amenities[12]

Platforms[edit]

There are 3 platforms at Patliputra Junction. The platforms are interconnected with three foot over bridge (FOB). There is enough space to build two more platforms in the future when load will increase on the station.

See also[edit]

Patna travel guide from Wikivoyage

References[edit]

  1. ^ AMIT BHELARI. "April date for station debut". The Telegraph (Calcutta). Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "History of Electrification". information published by CORE (Central Organization for Railway Electrification). CORE (Central Organization for Railway Electrification). Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "State-of-the-art Rs 1 crore railway station in Patna lies disused for over a year due to protests by local villagers". Dailymail.co.uk. 23 November 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Dream station debut Calcutta Telegraph. Retrieved Aug 30, 2013
  5. ^ a b "India's longest rail-cum-road bridge to come up in Bihar". Hindustan Times. 2009-10-12. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  6. ^ "Digha bridge cost likely to jump by Rs 3,000 cr". The Times Of India. 3 July 2011. 
  7. ^ Kumod Verma, (12 June 2013). "Patliputra station to be functional by month-end". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "List of Locations (Irrespective Of States) Where Computerized Reservation Facilities Are Available". Official website of the Indian Railways. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Patna Railway station". Travel,Indian Railways. makemytrip.com. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  10. ^ Patliputra Railway Station to be inaugurated on September 6 Biharprabha. Retrieved 29 Aug, 2013
  11. ^ "8 more stations to be made models". Retrieved 17. 
  12. ^ "Railways to set up body to develop stations". The Times of India. Feb 11, 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 

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