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Gaya–Kiul line

Gaya–Kiul line
Overview
Status Operational
Termini Gaya
Kiul
Operation
Opened 1879
Owner Indian Railway
Operator(s) East Central Railway
Technical
Line length 92 km (57 mi)
No. of tracks 1 (single)
Track gauge Broad Gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)

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

History

Gaya was connected to Kiul in 1879 by the South Bihar Railway Company (operated by the East Indian Railway Company)[1]

Track

Track doubling of the 130 kilometres (81 mi) long Kiul-Gaya line was announced in the Railway Budget for 2010-2011.[2]

Electrification

Feasibility studies for the electrification of the Manpur-Tilaiya-Kiul sector were announced in the rail budget for 2010-11.[3]

Passenger movement

Gaya is the only station on this line which is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[4]

Railway reorganisation

In 1952, Eastern Railway, Northern Railway and North Eastern Railway were formed. Eastern Railway was formed with a portion of East Indian Railway Company, east of Mughalsarai and Bengal Nagpur Railway. Northern Railway was formed with a portion of East Indian Railway Company west of Mughalsarai, Jodhpur Railway, Bikaner Railway and Eastern Punjab Railway. North Eastern Railway was formed with Oudh and Tirhut Railway, Assam Railway and a portion of Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway.[5] East Central Railway was created in 1996-97.[6]

References

  1. ^ Indian Railway History Timeline compiled by R.P.Saxena
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External links

  • Trains at Gaya
  • Trains at Kiul
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