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Gaya–Kiul line

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Gaya–Kiul line

Gaya–Kiul line
Status Operational
Termini Gaya
Opened 1879
Owner Indian Railway
Operator(s) East Central Railway
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.


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


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


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]


  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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