Rajgir railway station

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Rajgir Railway Station
Indian railway station
Rajgir terminal.jpeg
Station platform board
LocationRajgir station rd, NH 120, Rajgir, Bihar
India
Coordinates25°01′59″N 85°24′54″E / 25.033°N 85.415°E / 25.033; 85.415
Elevation71 metres (233 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEast Central Railway zone
Line(s)Bakhtiyarpur-Rajgir-Tilaiya line

Bakhtiyarpur-RajgirGaya

Bakhtiyarpur-Rajgir-Koderma(UC)
Platforms3
Tracks5
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctional
Station codeRGD
Zone(s) East Central Railway zone
Division(s) Danapur division
History
Opened1962
ElectrifiedYes (2016-2017)
Traffic
Passengers15000 (per day)
Location
Rajgir railway station is located in India
Rajgir railway station
Rajgir railway station
Location in Bihar
Rajgir railway station is located in Bihar
Rajgir railway station
Rajgir railway station
Rajgir railway station (Bihar)
Bakhtiyarpur–Tilaiya line
km
0 Bakhtiyarpur
3 Karnauti
(Halt)
Falgu River
7 Kharuara
(Halt)
11 Harnaut
14 Muhari
(Halt)
16 Wena
18 Imlibigha
(Halt)
19 Rahul Road
20 Ambapendarpur
(Halt)
21 Depkura
(Halt)
27 Sohsarai
to Daniawan
30 Bihar Sharif
34 Tungi
(Halt)
36 Pawapuri Road
Panchane River
37 Deepnagar
(Halt)
42 Nalanda
44 Marahra
47 Silao
49 Karahdih
(Halt)
51 Sardar Patel Halt
54 Rajgir
61 Nekpur
71 Natesar
to Gaya Underconstruction
78 Jethian
82 Sarsoo
90 Oro Jagdishpur
94 Mohamadpur
96 Hisua
100 Tilaiya
to Koderma (Underconstuction)

Rajgir railway station is a railway station serving the city of Rajgir in the Indian state of Bihar. Rajgir is in the Danapur railway division of the East Central Railway zone. Rajgir is well connected with Patna junction, Harnaut, Jehanabad, Bihar Sharif, Gaya Junction, Islampur, Nawada and Bakhtiyarpur junction through daily passenger and express train services. It is located near Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Rajgir Nalanda.CCR

Building structure

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.[1][2][3][4] It was taken over by the local district board in 1950, nationalised in 1962 and converted to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in).[1][2]

The broad gauge line was extended from Rajgir to Tilaiya and opened in 2010. This line will transport coal from the Hazaribagh-Koderma coal belt for Barh Thermal Power Station via Harnaut railway station.[5] The line was sanctioned in 2001-02 and is to be extended up to Koderma.[6]

Facilities[edit]

The major facilities available are waiting rooms, retiring room, computerised reservation facility, reservation counter, and vehicle parking.[7] 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.[8] Automatic ticket vending machines have been installed to reduce the queue for train tickets on the station.

Platform[edit]

Railway platform

There are three platforms in the Rajgir railway station. The platforms are interconnected with foot over bridges (FOB). It has two foot over bridges, the third overbridge is under construction.[when?]

Trains[edit]

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

Originating trains
Number Train type From To Train name
53224 MEMU Rajgir Danapur Rajgir-Danapur MEMU
12391 SF Rajgir New Delhi Shramjeevi Superfast Express
73253 Pass Rajgir Bakhtiyarpur Rajgir bakhtiyarpur Passenger
73258 Pass Gaya Bakhtiyarpur Gaya bakhtiyarpur Passenger
53232 Pass Danapur Tilaiya Danapur tilaiya passenger
53044 Exp Rajgir Howrah SaltLake City Express
13233 Exp Rajgir Danapur Rajgriha Intercity Express
73255 Pass Rajgir Bakhtiyarpur Rajgir bakhtiyarpur passenger
15109 SF Rajgir Varanasi Budhpurnima Express

Nearest Airport[edit]

Airports near by rajgir are as:

  • Patna International Airport (99.5 km)
  • Gaya International Airport (75.2 km)

Developments[edit]

In February 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 Rajgir railway station by building and developing restaurants, shopping areas and food plazas for commercial business and improving passenger amenities.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bakhtiyarpur-Bihar Light Railway". fibis. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Shahdara-Saharanpur Light Railway". IRFCA. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  3. ^ "History of Indian Railways". Consultant. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  4. ^ "IR History: Part III (1900-1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  5. ^ "CM to open Rajgir-Tilaiya new line". IRFCA. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Nitish inaugurates new rail lines, two ROBs in Bihar". India Today/PTI, 29 June 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  7. ^ "List of Locations (Irrespective of States) Where Computerized Reservation Facilities Are Available". Official website of the Indian Railways. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  8. ^ "Patna Railway station". Travel, Indian Railways. makemytrip.com. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
  9. ^ "Railways to set up body to develop stations". The Times of India. 11 February 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2012.