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Muzaffarpur–Hajipur section

MuzaffarpurHajipur section
Overview
Type Passenger and Freight Train Line
Status Operational
Locale Bihar
Termini Muzaffarpur
Hajipur
Stations 11
Services
Operation
Opened 1886
Owner Indian Railway
Operator(s) Indian Railway, East Central Railway
Depot(s) Hajipur and Narayanpur Anant station in Muzaffarpur
Rolling stock Diesel Locos: WDM-2, WDM-3A, WDS-5, WDP 4 and WDG 4
Technical
Line length 53.83 km (33.4 mi)
Track length 59 km (36.7 mi)
Number of tracks 1 (electrified)
Track gauge Broad Gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Electrification

25kV 50Hz AC OHLE (between 2011 and December 2014)

  • (started 24 December 2014)[1]
Operating speed up to 100 km/h (62 mph)
Highest elevation 57 m (187 ft)
Route map

(km)
0.00
Muzaffarpur Junction
6.04
Ram Dayalu Nagar
13.75
Turki
20.09
Kurhani
25.88
Goraul
27.81
Benipatti
34.17
Bhagwanpur
38.83
Bithauli
43.22
Sarai
49.27
Ghoshawar
53.83
Hajipur Junction

The Muzaffarpur–Hajipur section is a railway line connecting Muzaffarpur to Hajipur in the Indian state of Bihar. The 53.83 km (33 mi) line passes through the plains of North Bihar and the Gangetic Plain in Bihar.

Electrification

Former Railway Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav announced the electrification of Barauni–Samastipur–Muzaffarpur–Hajipur line and Muzaffarpur–Gorakhpur line (via Hajipur, Raxaul and Sitamarhi) in the Rail Budget 2008. The electrification began in 2011 and was completed in 2014.[2]

Stations

There are 9 stations between Muzaffarpur Junction and Hajipur Junction.

Station code Station name Distance (km)
MFP Muzaffarpur Junction 0
RD Ram Dayalu Nagar 5.04
TUR Turki 13.75
KHI Kurhani 20.09
GRL Goraul 25.88
BNPT Benipatti 27.81
BNR Bhagwanpur 34.17
BTHL Bithauli 38.83
SAI Sarai 43.22
GWH Ghoshawar 49.27
HJP Hajipur Junction 53.83

Speed limit

The Barauni–Samastipur–Muzaffarpur–Hajipur line is not an A-Class line of Indian Railways. So maximum speed is restricted to 100 km/h, as there is a single BG electrified line between Ram Dayalu Nagar and Hajipur which was electrified in December 2014[2] and the doubling work was in progress.[3]

Sidings and workshops

  • Kanti Thermal Power Station, Muzaffarpur[4]
  • Bharat Wagon Engineering Limited, Muzaffarpur
  • Major Freight Terminal at Narayanpur Anant
  • Bharat Petroleum Siding, Narayanpur Anant
  • FCI Siding at Narayanpur Anant
  • PSC Sleeper Siding at Sarai
  • DEMU maintenance depot at Sonepur

See also

References

  1. ^ "सपना साकार, अब फर्राटे भरेगी विद्युत ट्रेन" [Dream come true, now slated electric train]. jagran.com (in Hindi). 22 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "पटरी पर दौड़ी सीआरएस की इलेक्ट्रिक ट्रेन" [The electric train track ran CRS]. jagran.com (in Hindi). 27 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Agency wise details of projects in Bihar". cspm.gov.in. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Sonpur Division Operating Performance". East Central Railways. Archived from the original on 29 March 2016.