Harnaut railway station

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Harnaut Railway Station
Indian railway station
Harnaut railway station.jpeg
Harnaut station interior view
LocationStation Rd NH 30A, Harnaut, Bihar
India
Coordinates25°22′18″N 85°32′26″E / 25.3717°N 85.5406°E / 25.3717; 85.5406Coordinates: 25°22′18″N 85°32′26″E / 25.3717°N 85.5406°E / 25.3717; 85.5406
Elevation49 metres (161 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEast Central Railway zone
Line(s)Harnaut-Mokama section, Bakhtiyarpur-Rajgir-Tilaiya, Bakhtiyarpur-Rajgir-Gaya
Platforms3
Tracks4
ConnectionsBakhtiyarpur
Barh
Rajgir
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingAvailable
Disabled accessHandicapped/disabled access
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeHRT
Zone(s) East Central Railway zone
Division(s) Danapur
History
Opened1903; 116 years ago (1903)
Rebuilt2003; 16 years ago (2003)
Electrified2016 - 2017
Traffic
Passengers (2015)≈ 5.5 lakh per year
Services
Preceding station   East Central Railway zone   Following station
Bakhtiyarpur-Tilaiya line
Location
Harnaut railway station is located in Bihar
Harnaut railway station
Harnaut railway station
Location in Bihar
Bakhtiyarpur–Tilaiya line
km
0 Bakhtiyarpur
3 Karnauti
(Halt)
Panchane River
7 Kharuara
(Halt)
11 Harnaut
14 Muhari
(Halt)
16 Wena
18 Imlibigha
(Halt)
19 Rahul Road
20 Ambapendarpur
(Halt)
21 Depkura
(Halt)
27 Suhsarai
to Daniawan
30 Bihar Sharif
34 Tungi
(Halt)
36 Pawapuri Road
37 Deepnagar
(Halt)
42 Nalanda
44 Marahra
47 Silao
49 Karahdih
(Halt)
51 Sardar Patel Halt
54 Rajgir
61 Nekpur
71 Natesar
78 Jethian
82 Sarsoo
90 Oro Jagdishpur
94 Mohamadpur
96 Hisua
100 Tilaiya
to Koderma (planned)

Harnaut station is a railway station in India. It is a station in the city of Harnaut, and is situated on the Bakhtiyarpur-Tilaiya line route passing through Nalanda. Its service recording traffic of more than 1.5k passengers, and more than 25 trains per day. The Harnaut station is connected to most of the major cities in India by the railway network. Harnaut has well connected trains running frequently to New Delhi railway station, Patna Junction, Varanasi Junction railway station, and Howrah Junction railway station. Harnaut is well connected with Gaya Junction, Bihar sharif junction, Rajgir railway station, Tilaiya railway station, Bhagalpur railway station, and Kiul Junction through daily passenger and express train services.

History[edit]

Bakhtiyarpur Bihar Light Railway was a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) wide narrow gauge railway laid by Martin's Light Railways from Bakhtiyarpur to Bihar Sharif in 1903 and extended to Rajgir in 1911. It was taken over by the local district board in 1950, nationalised in 1962 and converted to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in).

The broad gauge line was extended from Rajgir to Tilaiya and opened in 2010. This line will transport coal from the koderma-Hazaribagh coal belt for Barh Super Thermal Power Station via Harnaut Station.

Structure[edit]

Facilities[edit]

Harnaut–Mokama section
Track gaugeBroad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
km
to Rajgir and Gaya
0 Harnaut
Carriage Repair Workshop
Harnaut
8 Karnauti
(halt)
12 Jai prakash mahuli
(halt)
15 Atlmal gola
23 Barh
33 Punarkh
42 Mor
50 Mokama

The major facilities available are waiting rooms, retiring room, computerised reservation facility, a reservation counter, and vehicle parking.[1] The vehicles are not allowed to enter the station premises. There are both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food options, a tea stall, a book stall, a post and telegraphic office and Government Railway police (G.R.P) office. Automatic ticket vending machines has been installed soon to reduce the wait for train tickets on the station.

Platform[edit]

Station platform Layout

West Platform #1
Train Lines(Line 1)
Train Lines(Line 2)
Platform #2
Platform #3
Train Lines(Line 3)
Train Lines(Line 4)
East Platform #4
CRW, Harnaut

There are four platforms in the Harnaut railway station. The platforms are interconnected with Foot Over Bridge. It has two foot over bridges, the 2nd overbridge is under construction. 4th platform under construction.

Trains[edit]

Harnaut railway station is a major station of the East Central Railways.Several local passenger trains also run from Harnaut to neighbouring destinations on frequent intervals. The following table lists all the trains passing from Harnaut station:(As of April 2010)

Passing trains
Train No. Train Type From To Name
53229 Pass Rajgir Danapur Rajgir-Danapur passenger
12391 SF Rajgir New Delhi Shramjeevi Superfast Express
73253 DEMU Rajgir Bakhtiyarpur Rajgir bakhtiyarpur DEMU
73258 DEMU Gaya Bakhtiyarpur Gaya bakhtiyarpur DEMU
53232 Pass Danapur Tilaiya Danapur tilaiya passenger
53044 Exp Rajgir Howrah Janta Express
13233 Exp Rajgir Danapur Rajgriha Intercity Express
03207 DEMU Harnaut Bakhtiyarpur *Harnaut bakhtiyarpur DEMU
73255 Pass Rajgir Bakhtiyarpur Rajgir bakhtiyarpur passenger
23040 Exp Rajgir Howrah Rajgir-Howrah composite Express
73254 DEMU Bakhtiyarpur Rajgir Bakhtiyarpur-rajgir DEMU
15109 SF Rajgir Varanasi Budhpurnima Express
13039 Exp Howrah Rajgir Janta-slip Express

Development[edit]

The Indian Railways had planned to set up a Railway Station Development Corporation (RSDC) that will work on improving the major railway stations as Harnaut railway station by building and developing restaurants, shopping areas and food plazas for commercial business and improving passenger amenities.Railway planned to make station as A grade category. As railway budget a new railway track between Harnaut and Barh for coal transportation in Barh Super Thermal Power Station and electrification Bakhtiyarpur-Tilaiya line under construction.4th platform also under construction. After determining the railway stations that need to be good-class station by constructing well. A phased revamping has begun. Deputy chief traffic manager announced that the pending work at the railway tracks and platforms, presently under construction, will be sped up.[citation needed] To assist passengers, especially the elderly, two foot-over bridge may be constructed.

Gallery[edit]

Nearest airports[edit]

The nearest airports to Harnaut station are:

  1. Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport, Patna 61.9 kilometres (38.5 mi)
  2. Gaya Airport 116 kilometres (72 mi)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Locations (Irrespective of States) Where Computerized Reservation Facilities Are Available". Official website of the Indian Railways. Retrieved 18 April 2012.

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