Patna–Gaya line

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Patna–Gaya line
Status Operational
Termini Patna
Opened 1900
Owner Indian Railway
Operator(s) East Central Railway
Line length 92 km (57 mi)
Track gauge Broad Gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Electrification 25kV 50Hz AC OHLE in 2003.

The Patna–Gaya line is a railway line connecting Patna on the Howrah-Delhi main line and Gaya on the Howrah-Gaya-Delhi line both in the Indian state of Bihar.


Gaya was connected to Patna in 1900 by East Indian Railway Company.[1]


The Gaya-Jahanabad sector was electrified in 2002-2003.[2] Electrification of the Patna–Gaya line was completed in 2003.[3]

Passenger movement[edit]

Patna and Gaya, on this line, are amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[4]

Railway reorganisation[edit]

In 1952, Eastern Railway, Northern Railway and North Eastern Railway were formed. Eastern Railway was formed with a portion of East Indian Railway Company, east of Mughalsarai and Bengal Nagpur Railway. Northern Railway was formed with a portion of East Indian Railway Company west of Mughalsarai, Jodhpur Railway, Bikaner Railway and Eastern Punjab Railway. North Eastern Railway was formed with Oudh and Tirhut Railway, Assam Railway and a portion of Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway.[5] East Central Railway was created in 1996-97.[6]


  1. ^ "IR History:Early days II (1870-1899)". Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Patna-Gaya rail electrification project". Process Register. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Geography – Railway Zones". IRFCA. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "East Central Railway". ECR. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 

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