Rajendra Nagar Terminal railway station

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Rajendra Nagar Terminal
राजेंद्र नगर टर्मिनल
Regional rail & Light rail station
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Front Entrance of Rajendra Nagar Terminal
Location Rajendra Nagar, Patna, Bihar
India
Coordinates 25°36′11″N 85°9′44″E / 25.60306°N 85.16222°E / 25.60306; 85.16222Coordinates: 25°36′11″N 85°9′44″E / 25.60306°N 85.16222°E / 25.60306; 85.16222
Elevation 57 metres (187 ft)
Line(s) Howrah-Delhi main line
Asansol-Patna section
Platforms 4
Construction
Parking Available
Other information
Status Functional
Station code RJPB
Zone(s) East Central Railway zone
Division(s) Danapur railway division
History
Opened March 2003; 13 years ago (2003-03)
Electrified 2003–2004[1]
Services
Preceding station   East Central Railway zone   Following station
Asansol–Patna section
Location
Rajendra Nagar Terminal is located in Patna
Rajendra Nagar Terminal
Rajendra Nagar Terminal
Location of RJPB in Patna

Rajendra Nagar Terminal, (Station code: RJPB), is the railway station serving the capital city of Patna in the Indian state of Bihar. It is located in Rajendra Nagar in Patna and is in the Danapur railway division of the East Central Railway zone of the Indian Railways. The city is a major railway hub and has six major stations: Rajendranagar Terminal, Patna Junction, Gulzarbagh Station, Danapur Station, Patliputra Junction and Patna Sahib Station.

History[edit]

Rajendra Nagar Terminal at night

It was developed as an alternative railway station as part of measures to decongest Patna Junction Railway Station. Many trains such as New Delhi Rajdhani Express – Rajendranagar, Indore - Patna Express, Indore - Rajendra Nagar Via. Faizabad Express, Shramjeevi Express, Sampoorna Kranti Express, etc. originate from here.

It was inaugurated on 31 March 2003 as a full-fledged station. Built at a cost of 8.61 crore (US$1.3 million), this terminus developed as an alternative to Patna Junction, has all modern facilities for the passengers. Its main entrance is opposite the College of Commerce, Patna. Lalu also unveiled a statue of Dr Rajendra Prasad at Rajendra Nagar Terminal after whom this station has been named.

Lalu Prasad Yadav, then Union Railway Minister, also flagged off the first stainless steel fully covered wagons (BCNHL) train from Rajendra Nagar Terminal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 

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