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|Opened||1962 / 2010|
|Operator(s)||East Central Railway|
|Line length||100 km (62 mi)|
|Number of tracks||1|
|Track gauge||Broad Gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||25kV 50Hz AC OHLE in 2016-2017 b/w Bakhtiyarpur and Rajgir|
|Operating speed||Up to 120 km/h|
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. It was converted to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) in 1962. The broad gauge line was extended from Rajgir to Tilaiya and opened in 2010. The line is to be extended up to Koderma. 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.
The Bakhtiyarpur-Rajgir section was electrified in 2016-2017 while the Rajgir-Tilaiya section was electrified in 2017.