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Bakhtiyarpur–Tilaiya line

Bakhtiyarpur–Tilaiya line
Overview
StatusOperational
TerminiBakhtiyarpur
Tilaiya
Operation
Opened1962 / 2010
OwnerIndian Railway
Operator(s)East Central Railway
Technical
Line length100 km (62 mi)
Number of tracks1
Track gaugeBroad Gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Electrification25kV 50Hz AC OHLE in 2016-2017 b/w Bakhtiyarpur and Rajgir
Operating speedUp to 120 km/h
Bakhtiyarpur–Tilaiya line
km
0 Bakhtiyarpur
3 Karnauti
(Halt)
Panchane River
7 Kharuara
(Halt)
11 Harnaut
14 Muhari
(Halt)
16 Wena
18 Imlibigha
(Halt)
19 Rahul Road
20 Ambapendarpur
(Halt)
21 Depkura
(Halt)
27 Suhsarai
to Daniawan
30 Bihar Sharif
34 Tungi
(Halt)
36 Pawapuri Road
37 Deepnagar
(Halt)
42 Nalanda
44 Marahra
47 Silao
49 Karahdih
(Halt)
51 Sardar Patel Halt
54 Rajgir
61 Nekpur
71 Natesar
78 Jethian
82 Sarsoo
90 Oro Jagdishpur
94 Mohamadpur
96 Hisua
100 Tilaiya
to Koderma (planned)

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

History

The line has its origins in Bakhtiyarpur Bihar Light Railway which 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 converted to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) in 1962.[1][2] The broad gauge line was extended from Rajgir to Tilaiya and opened in 2010.[5] The line is to be extended up to Koderma.[6] Feasibility studies for the electrification of the Manpur-Tilaiya-Kiul sector and Fatwa-Islampur-Bakhtiyarpur-Rajgir sectors were announced in the rail budget for 2010-11.[7]

Electrification

The Bakhtiyarpur-Rajgir section was electrified in 2016-2017 while the Rajgir-Tilaiya section was electrified in 2017.In addition to this,Tilaiya-Gaya section has been electrified along with Gaya-Kiul Line in Oct.2018

Workshops

A Carriage Repair Workshop has been constructed at Harnaut. It has the capacity to repair and refurbish 500 coaches or more annually.[8][9][10]

Important Stations

Bihar Sharif junction ,Rajgir railway station , Nalanda and Harnaut are important railway stations on this line.

Rajgir and Nalanda, on this line, are popular tourist destinations and are part of the Buddhist Circuit of Bihar.[11] Pawapuri is part of the Jain Circuit of Bihar.[12]

Sections

  • Bakhtiyarpur-Rajgir section
  • Rajgir-Tilaiya-Gaya Section
  • Daniyawan-Bihar Sharif-Sheikhpura line
  • Harnaut-Mokama section

References

  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. ^ "Railway Budget 2010-11: Electrification of New Rail Sections". Press Information Bureau, Government of India, 24 February 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Harnaut coach factory to be functional by September". The Times of India, Patna, 16 July 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Harnaut coach factory ready for Oct launch". Hindutan Times, 17 September 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  11. ^ "Buddhist Circuit of Bihar". Bihar Tourism. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  12. ^ "Destinations". Bihar Tourism Development Corporation. Retrieved 24 March 2014.

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