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Patna–Gaya line

Patna–Gaya line
Overview
Status Operational
Termini Patna
Gaya
Operation
Opened 1900
Owner Indian Railway
Operator(s) East Central Railway
Technical
Line length 92 km (57 mi)
Track gauge Broad Gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Electrification 25kV 50Hz AC OHLE in 2003.

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

Contents

  • History 1
  • Electrification 2
  • Passenger movement 3
  • Railway reorganisation 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

Gaya was connected to Patna in 1900 by East Indian Railway Company.[1]

Electrification

The Gaya-Jahanabad sector was electrified in 2002-2003.[2] Electrification of the Patna–Gaya line was completed in 2003.[3]

Passenger movement

Patna and Gaya, on this line, are 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

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External links

  • Trains at Patna Junction
  • Trains at Jehanabad
  • Trains at Gaya


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