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Bakhtiyarpur–Tilaiya line

Bakhtiyarpur–Tilaiya line
Status Operational
Termini Bakhtiyarpur
Opened 1962 / 2010
Owner Indian Railway
Operator(s) East Central Railway
Line length 100 km (62 mi)
Track gauge Broad Gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Bakhtiyarpur–Tilaiya line
0 Bakhtiyarpur
Asansol-Patna section of
Howrah-Delhi main line
3 Karnauti(Halt)
Panchane River
7 Kharuara(Halt)
11 Harnaut
CRW, Harnaut
NH 30A
14 Muhari(Halt)
16 Wena
18 Imlibigha(Halt)
19 Rahul Road
20 Ambapendarpur(Halt)
21 Depkura(Halt)
27 Suhsarai
30 Bihar Sharif
National Highway 110
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
Fatuha-Tilaiya line
71 Natesar
78 Jethian
82 Sarsoo
90 Oro Jagdishpur
94 Mohamadpur
96 Hisua
Gaya-Kiul line
100 Tilaiya
Gaya-Kiul line
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. The line was earlier known as Bakhtiyarpur-Rajgir line.


  • History 1
  • Electrification 2
  • Workshops 3
  • Tourism 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


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 Super Thermal Power Station.[5] The line was sanctioned in 2001-02 and 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]


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


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]


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External links

  • Trains at Bakhtiyarpur
  • Trains at Rajgir
  • Trains at Tilaiya
  • Rajgir travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Nalanda travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Pawapuri travel guide from Wikivoyage
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