Patliputra Junction railway station

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Patliputra Junction
Indian Railway Station
Location Jagat Vihar Colony, Rukanpura, Patna, Bihar - 800025
 India
Coordinates 25°37′14″N 85°4′6″E / 25.62056°N 85.06833°E / 25.62056; 85.06833Coordinates: 25°37′14″N 85°4′6″E / 25.62056°N 85.06833°E / 25.62056; 85.06833
Elevation 58 metres (190 ft)
Owned by East Central Railway of the Indian Railways
Operated by Indian Railway
Line(s) Patna-Sonepur-Hajipur Section,Patna-Pehlejaghat-Chhapra line
Platforms 3
Tracks 4[1]
Connections No
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Available
Other information
Status active
Station code PPTA
Fare zone East Central Railway
History
Opened 16 December 2015[2]
Electrified 2013[3]
Traffic
Passengers 50,000 per day
Services
Preceding station   East Central Railway zone   Following station
Patna-Sonepur-Hajipur Section
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Terminus
Terminus Patna–Mughalsarai section
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Location
Patliputra Junction is located in Patna
Patliputra Junction
Patliputra Junction
Location of Patliputra Junction in Patna

Patliputra Junction, station code PPTA, is a railway station in the Rukanpura area in the West End of Patna, Bihar. The station, which is governed by East Central Railway and managed by Danapur railway division,[4] lies on the Patna-Sonepur-Hajipur Section.[5] Located 12 kilometres north-west of Patna Junction,[6] it has primarily been developed to ease pressure on the city’s other two railway stations, through which roughly 350 trains pass daily.[7] It is located near Bailey Road, an important western thoroughfare in Patna.[8]

Patna lies in between New Delhi and Kolkata, one of the busiest rail routes 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 January 2016, the construction of India's longest road-cum-rail bridge, the Digha–Sonpur rail–road bridge, was completed on the banks of the Ganga nearby and connect Patna to Bharpura Pahleja Ghat (Sonpur).[9] The bridge is 4.55 kilometres (2.83 mi) long and therefore, the longest road-cum-rail bridge in India as well as one of the longest in the world.[10]

History[edit]

Patliputra and Bharpura Pahleja Ghat station on both sides of bridge

The Patliputra Junction railway station was built in 2013. The railway station is a part of Digha–Sonpur rail–road bridge[9] between Digha and Sonepur which was completed by the end of 2015. This station was built an alternate to Patna Junction, Danapur station 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 1.6 Crores[11]

Facilities[edit]

The major facilities available are Waiting rooms, retiring room, computerized reservation facility, Reservation Counter, Vehicle parking etc.[12][13] 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.[14] Patliputra Junction is located close to the domestic airport providing transport to important destinations to all over India.[15]

Automatic ticket vending machines have been installed to reduce the queue for train tickets on the station.[16]

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[17] A new railway station is being constructed (Digha Halt Railway station) at south end of bridge just south of Danapur Bankipur Road situated 3 km northward from Patliputra junction. This will make traveling from Sonpur side very easy and passengers traveling to Gandhi Maidan will save money and at least 1.5 hours time than deboarding the trains at Patliputra Junction station.

Nearest railway stations[edit]

The distance from nearby stations are:

S.No Station distance (in km)
1 Bharpura Pahlejaghat 11.46
2 Patna 10
3 Phulwari Sharif 6
4 Danapur 9
5 Sonpur 14
6 Parmanandpur 16
7 Nayagaon 20
8 Rajendra Nagar 13
9 Hajipur 20

Trains[edit]

Train 22352/Yesvantpur - Patliputra Express

The trains that halt at Patliputra are:

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. ^ Patna: Dec 16, 2015, DHNS. "Travelling by train from B'luru to Patna? Check the terminating railway station". Deccanherald.com. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  3. ^ "History of Electrification". information published by CORE (Central Organization for Railway Electrification). CORE (Central Organization for Railway Electrification). Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Patliputra railway station not yet functional - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  5. ^ "Million dreams". 
  6. ^ "Green flag for station". 
  7. ^ Dream station debut Calcutta Telegraph. Retrieved 30 August 2013
  8. ^ "Patna's marginalised community still awaits basic amenities". IBNLive. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  9. ^ a b "India's longest rail-cum-road bridge to come up in Bihar". Hindustan Times. 2009-10-12. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  10. ^ "Digha bridge cost likely to jump by Rs 3,000 cr". The Times Of India. 3 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "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. 
  12. ^ Kumod Verma (12 June 2013). "Patliputra station to be functional by month-end". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "List of Locations (Irrespective Of States) Where Computerized Reservation Facilities Are Available". Official website of the Indian Railways. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  14. ^ "Patna Railway station". Travel,Indian Railways. makemytrip.com. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  15. ^ "Patliputra Railway Station to be inaugurated on September 6" Biharprabha. Retrieved 29 August 2013
  16. ^ "8 more stations to be made models". 
  17. ^ "Railways to set up body to develop stations". The Times of India. 11 Feb 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 

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