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Fatuha–Tilaiya line

Fatuha–Tilaiya line
Overview
Status Operational
Termini Fatuha
Tilaiya
Operation
Opened 2003
Owner Indian Railway
Operator(s) East Central Railway
Technical
Track gauge Broad Gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Fatuha–Tilaiya line
Kms
Asansol-Patna section of
Howrah-Delhi main line
0 Fatuha
3 Gokulnagar
4 Machriawan
6 Naika Road
Mahatmain River
8 Daniyawan Bazar(Halt)
9 Daniyawan
State Highway 78
11 Singriyawan
14 Diywan
17 Lohanda
19 Kamta(Halt)
State Highway 4
21 Hilsa
State Highway 4
26 Junair
State Highway 4
30 Ram Bhawan
State Highway 4
33 Ekangarsarai
National Highway 110
35 Aungaridham
37 Khurrampur
43 Islampur
line under construction
to Bakhtiyarpur-Tilaiya line
Natesar
Jethian
Sarsoo
Oro Jagdishpur
Mohamadpur
State Highway 8
Hisua
to Gaya-Kiul line
Tilaiya
to Gaya-Kiul line
to Koderma (planned)

The Fatuha–Tilaiya line is a railway line connecting Fatuha 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 Fatuha-Islampur line. A small portion of the line from Islampur to Natesar is still to be opened for use.

History

Futwah-Islampur Light Railway was a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) wide narrow gauge railway laid by Martin's Light Railways in 1922.[1][2] Nearly 14 km of the 42 km (26 mi) long Fatuha-Islampur railway line was washed away by floods 1976. As a result, no train plied on the route for many years. In 1982, Martin's Light Railways initiated resumption of train service on this line and took up restoration work. However, in 1984, they decided to close down permanently.[3][4]

It was nationalised and taken over by Indian Railways in 1986.[2][3] Nitish Kumar, then the railway minister laid the foundation stone for the new 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) railway line in 1998. This section has about 144 bridges and 36 level crossings. Hilsa will be the crossing station of this single line section. It was inaugurated in 2003 by Nitish Kumar.[3][4][5]

The East Central Railway took up the laying of new lines in the 46 km (29 mi) long Rajgir-Hisua-Tilaiya-Nateswar-Islampur sector and as of 2013 the work was in an advanced stage. Construction of the 68 km (42 mi) Tilaiya-sector has also been taken up.[6]

Electrification

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]

References

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External links

  • Trains at Fatuha
  • Trains at Islampur


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