Transport in Bihar

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This article deals with the system of transport in Bihar, both public and private.

Long distance[edit]

Ground transport[edit]

Highways[edit]

NH Route inside Bihar Complete Route Length in State (km) Total Length
2 Uttar Pradesh border – MohaniaKudraSasaramDehriAurangabadMadanpurDobhiBarachatiJharkhand border DelhiMathuraAgraKanpurAllahabadVaranasi – Mohania – BarhiPalsitBaidyabatiCalcutta Delhi (12), Haryana (74), Uttar Pradesh (752), Bihar (202), Jharkhand (190), West Bengal (235) 1465
19 Uttar Pradesh border – ManjhiChhapraSonpurHajipurPatna GhazipurBalia – Manjhi – Chhapra – Sonpur – Hajipur – Patna Bihar (120), Uttar Pradesh (120) 240
28 Junction with NH 31 – BarauniBachwaraTajpurMuzaffarpurMehsiChakia – Gopalganj – Uttar Pradesh border Junction with NH 31 – Barauni – Muzaffarpur – PipraKothiGorakhpurLucknow Bihar (259), Uttar Pradesh (311) 570
28A Junction with NH 28 – Pipra – Kothi – SagauliRaxaul – Indo-Nepal Border Junction with NH 28 – Pipra – Kothi – Sagauli – Raxauli – Indo-Nepal border Bihar (68) 68
28B ChapraBettiahLauriyaBagahaChhitauni – Uttar Pradesh Border Chapra – Bettiah – Lauriya – Bagaha – Chhitauni – Uttar Pradesh border Bihar (121) 121
30 Junction with 2 – Mohania – KochasDinaraBikramganjArrahDanapur – Patna – FatuhaBakhtiarpur Junction with NH 2 – Mohania – Arrah – Patna – Bakhtiarpur Bihar (230) 230
30A Fatuha – ChandiHarnautBarh Fatuha – Chandi – Harnaut – Barh Bihar (65) 65
31 Jharkhand border – RajauliNawadaBihar Sharif – Bakhtiarpur – Barh – Mokameh – Barauni – Begusarai – Balia – KhagariaBihpurKurselaPurniaBaisi – West Bengal – Kishanganj – West Bengal border Junction with NH 2 – Barhi – Bakhtiarpur – Mokameh – PurneaDalkolaSiliguriSevokCooch BeharNorth SalmaraNalbariCharaliAmingaon Junction with NH 37 Bihar (393), West Bengal (366), Assam (322), Jharkhand (44) 1125
57 Muzaffarpur – DarbhangaJhanjharpurNarahiaNarpatganjForbesganjAraria – Purnia Muzaffarpur – Darbhanga – Jhanjharpur – Narahia – Narpatganj – Forbesganj – Araria – Purnia Bihar (310) 310
57A Junction with 57 – Forbesganj – Jogbani Junction with NH 57 – Forbesganj – Jogbani Bihar (15) 15
77 Hajipur – Muzaffarpur – SitamarhiSonbarsa Hajipur – Muzaffarpur – Sitamarhi – Sonbarsa Bihar (142) 142
80 MokamahLuckeesaraiMungerBhagalpurKahalgaon – Jharkhand border Mokamah – Luckeesarai – Munger – Bhagalpur – Kahalgaon – RajmahalFarrakka Bihar (200), Jharkhand (100), West Bengal (10) 310
81 KoraKatiharMalda – West Bengal border Kora – Katihar – Malda – West Bengal Border Bihar (45), West Bengal (55) 100
82 GayaHisuaRajgirBar Bigha – Bihar Sharif – Mokameh Gaya – Hisua — Rajgir – Bar Bigha- Bihar Sharif – Mokameh Bihar (130) 130
83 Patna – JehanabadBela – Gaya – Bodhgaya – Dobhi Patna – Jehanabad – Bela – Gaya – Bodhgaya – Dobhi Bihar (130) 130
84 Arrah – Buxar Arrah – Buxar Bihar (60) 60
85 Chhapra – EkmaSiwanGopalganj Chhapra – Ekma – Siwan – Gopalganj Bihar (95) 95
98 Patna – ArwalDaudnagar – Aurangabad – RajharaAmba – Jharkhand border Patna – Arwal – Daudnagar – Aurangabad – Rajhara – Amba – Jharkhand border Bihar (156), Jharkhand (51) 207
101 Chhapra – BaniapurMohammadpur Chhapra – Baniapur – Mohamadpur Bihar (60) 60
102 Chhapra – Rewaghat – Muzaffarpur Chhapra – Rewaghat – Muzaffarpur Bihar (80) 80
103 Hajipur – Hazrat JandahaMushrigharari Hajipur – Hazrat Jandaha – Mushrigharari Bihar (55) 55
104 Chakia – MadhubaniJainagarShivhar – Sitamarhi – Sursand – Jainagar – Narahia Chakia – Madhubani – Jainagar – Shivhar – Sitamarhi – Sursand – Jainagar – Narahia Bihar (160) 160
105 Darbhanga – Aunsi – Jainagar Darbhanga – Aunsi – Jainagar Bihar (66) 66
106 Birpur – Pipra – Madhepura – Kishanganj – Bihpur Birpur – Pipra – Madhepura – Kishanganj – Bihpur Bihar (130) 130
107 MaheshkhuntSonbarsa RajSimri-BakhtiarpurBariahiSaharsa –Madhepura – Banmankhi – Purnia Maheshkhunt – Sonbarsa Raj – Simri Bakhtiarur – Bariahi – Saharsa – Madhepura – Banmankhi – Purnia Bihar (145) 145
110 Junction with NH 98 – Arwal – Jehanabad – BandhuganjKakoEkangarsarai – Bihar Sharif – Junction with Junction with NH 98 – Arwal – Jehanabad – Bandhuganj – Kako – Ekangarsarai – Biharsharif – Junction with NH 31 Bihar (89) 89

Water transport[edit]

Map showing national inland waterways-1 and various river ports or terminals along its stretch.
Patna river port on national inland waterways-1 at Gai Ghat

Bihar is connected by National Waterways No. 1 which established in October 1986. This National Waterways has fixed terminals at Haldia, BISN (Kolkata), Pakur, Farrakka and Patna. This National Waterways has also floating terminals facilities at Haldia, Kolkata, Diamond Harbour, Katwa, Tribeni, Baharampur, Jangipur, Bhagalpur, Semaria, Doriganj, Ballia, Ghazipur, Varanasi, Chunar and Allahabad.

Air transport[edit]

Patna airport is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, and Ranchi. It is categorized as a restricted international airport, with customs facilities to receive international chartered flights. Gaya Airport, airport is a small international airport connected to Colombo, Singapore, Bangkok and more. Air Deccan (Delhi, Kolkata) and Indian (Delhi, Ranchi) are the main [airlines] which are operating from Patna airport. In 2009, Patna airport registered a 42.8 per cent growth on aircraft movement, the highest in the country, handling 7,456 flights compared to 5,220 in 2008-09.[1] Weekly Shared Chartered Plane Service between Patna and Kolkata via Purnea is also available at affordable rates.[2]

Airports[edit]

City served ICAO IATA Name Type
Patna VEPT PAT Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport (Patna Airport) Restricted International Airport
Gaya VEGY GAY Gaya Airport International Airport
Muzzafarpur VEMZ MZU Muzzafarpur Airport Restricted
Purnia (Purnea) VEPU PUI Purnea Airport Restricted
Raxaul VERL Raxaul Airport Restricted
Bhagalpur Bhagalpur Airport Restricted
Gopalganj Sabeya Airport Restricted
Jogbani Jogbani Airport[3] Restricted

Transport Ministers of Bihar[edit]

Transport Ministers of Bihar

# Name Took office Left office Chief Minister Party
1 Mahesh Prasad Singh Shri Krishna Singh Flag of the Indian National Congress.svgCongress
2 Rafique Alam 28 May 1973 2 July 1973 Kedar Pandey Flag of the Indian National Congress.svgCongress
3 Shatrughan Sharan Singh 2 July 1973 25 September 1973 Abdul Gafoor Flag of the Indian National Congress.svgCongress
4 Bindeshwari Dubey 25 September 1973 18 April 1974 Abdul Gafoor Flag of the Indian National Congress.svgCongress
5 Harihar Mahato 12 March 1985 14 February 1988 Bindeshwari Dubey Flag of the Indian National Congress.svgCongress
6 Shanker Prasad Tekriwal 2 April 2000 6 March 2005 Rabri Devi RJD Flag.svg Rashtriya Janata Dal
7 Ajit Kumar 24 November 2005 13 April 2008 Nitish Kumar JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
8 Ramanand Singh 14 April 2008 26 November 2010 Nitish Kumar JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
9 Brishen Patel 26 November 2010 20 May 2014 Nitish Kumar JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
10 Brishen Patel 20 May 2014 22 February 2015 Jitan Ram Manjhi JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
11 Brishen Patel 22 February 2015 20 November 2015 Nitish Kumar JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
12 Chandrika Rai 20 November 2015 26 July 2017 Nitish Kumar JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
13 Santosh Kumar Nirala August 2017 Incumbent Nitish Kumar JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "From goons to boom, Bihar is coming of age". business.rediff.com. Retrieved 25 Oct 2010.
  2. ^ http://news.biharprabha.com/2012/11/spirit-launches-purnia-bound-helicopter-services-from-patna-and-kolkata/
  3. ^ Jogbani Airport Archived 2008-12-22 at the Wayback Machine at the Airports Authority of India