Muzaffarpur–Sitamarhi section

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MuzaffarpurHajipur section
Overview
TypePassenger and freight train line
StatusOperational
LocaleBihar
TerminiMuzaffarpur
Sitamarhi
Stations10
Services
Operation
Opened2013
OwnerIndian Railway
Operator(s)Indian Railway, East Central Railway
Depot(s)Narayanpur Anant station in Muzaffarpur
Rolling stockDiesel locos: WDM-2, WDM-3A
Technical
Line length65.8 km (40.9 mi)
Track length69 km (42.9 mi)
Number of tracks1 (Diesel BG)
Track gaugeBroad bauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
ElectrificationNo
Operating speedup to 90 km/h (56 mph)
Highest elevation73 m (240 ft)
Route map

(km)
0.00
Muzaffarpur Junction
8.70
Jubbasahani
24.70
Paramjeevar Tarajeevar
30.18
Benipurgram Halt
38.18
New Runnisaidpur Halt
41.55
Runnisaidpur
47.22
Garha
59.18
Dumra
61.02
Bhisa Halt
65.00
Sitamarhi Junction

The Muzaffarpur–Sitamarhi section is a railway line connecting Muzaffarpur to Sitamarhi in the Indian state of Bihar. The 65.8 km (40.9 mi) line passes through the plains of North Bihar.

History[edit]

The foundation for this project was laid by the then railway minister, Ram Vilas Paswan, in 1997. When Nitish Kumar succeeded he sanctioned funds for it in 2001.

Project and construction[edit]

It took 16 years to complete the 63 km long MuzaffarpurSitamarhi broad gauge railway line. The project cost Rs 550 crore though the initial estimate was Rs 250 crore. The railway was completed from Runni Saidpur to Sitamarhi in April 2011. The remaining section between Muzaffarpur and Runni Saidpur took another two years due to civil objections.

The first train MuzaffarpurSitamarhi Passenger left Muzaffarpur Junction on 27 March 2013[1][2]

Stations[edit]

There are 8 stations between Muzaffarpur Junction and Sitamarhi Junction.

Station code Station name Distance (km)
MFP Muzaffarpur Junction 0
JUBS Jubbasahani 8.7
PATR Paramjeevar Tarajeevar 24.7
BPGR Benipurgram Halt 30.18
NRSD New Runnisaidpur Halt 38.18
RUSD Runnisaidpur 41.55
GARA Garha 47.22
DUMR Dumra 59.18
BHSA Bhisa Halt 61.02
SMI Sitamarhi Junction 65

Trains[edit]

Until December 2014, 2 pairs of passenger trains and 3 pairs of Mail/Express trains were running in the Muzaffarpur–Sitamarhi section.

From 13 July 2014, Sitamarhi–Delhi Anand Vihar Terminal Lichchavi Express was diverted to run via Muzaffarpur in the Muzaffarpur–Sitamarhi section which earlier ran via Darbhanga→Samastipur→Muzaffarpur. Now the 14006/14005 Lichchavi Express directly runs between Sitamarhi→Muzaffarpur.

DEMU Trains
  • 75207/75208 Muzaffarpur–Sitamarhi–Samastipur Passenger
  • 75255/75256 Muzaffarpur–Darbhanga Passenger
  • 75215/75216 Raxaul-Patliputra Fast Passenger
Mail/Express Trains
  • 14008/14007 Sadbhavana Express (RaxaulDelhi via Muzaffarpur & Sitamarhi)
  • 14018/14017 Sadbhavana Express (Raxaul–Delhi via Muzaffarpur & Sitamarhi)
  • 14006/14005 Lichchavi Express (Sitamarhi–Delhi Anand Vihar Terminal via Muzaffarpur)
  • 13123/13124 Sitamarhi- Sealdah Express

Speed limit[edit]

The Muzaffarpur–Sitamarhi section of Muzaffarpur–Gorakhpur line (via Hajipur, Raxaul and Sitamarhi) is not an A-Class line of Indian Railways. So maximum speed is restricted to 100 km/h, as there is single BG non-electrified line between Muzaffarpur Junction and Sitamarhi Junction which was completed in 2013.[citation needed]

Sidings and workshops[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Singh, Shyam Kishore (27 March 2013). "First train from Sitamarhi to Muzaffarpur chugs off". Times of India.
  2. ^ "After 16 long years low-key inauguration of Muzaffarpur-Sitamarhi rail link". Bihar Times. 28 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Sonpur Division Operating Performance". East Central Railway. 20 September 2013. Archived from the original on 29 March 2016.