Danapur railway division
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Overview
HeadquartersDanapur, Patna
Reporting markDNR
LocaleBihar and Uttar Pradesh, India
Dates of operation1925–present
PredecessorEast Indian Railway Company (1925-52)
Eastern Railway zone (1952-2002)
SuccessorEast Central Railway zone (2002-present)
Technical
Track gaugeBroad
Previous gaugeMetre
Length752 kilometres (467 mi)
Other
Websiteecr.indianrailways.gov.in

Danapur railway division is one of the five divisions of East Central Railway (ECR), a zone of the Indian Railways located at Danapur in Patna district of Bihar state in eastern India. The other railway divisions are Sonpur, Samastipur, Mughalsarai and Dhanbad.[1] The revenue of division in 2014-15 fiscal was 900 crore (US$110 million).[2]

Overview

It was formed as one of the six divisions in East Indian Railway Company on 1 January 1925 with Howrah, Asansol, Danapur, Allahabad, Lucknow and Moradabad. The Eastern Railway was formed on 14 April 1952 and Danapur division came under the control of Eastern Railway. After the formation of East Central Railway zone, the division was integrated into it on 1 October 2002.[3]

Jurisdiction

It has about 752 kilometres (467 mi) of route length in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.[4] The division includes twelve districts of the state of Bihar which are Buxar, Bhojpur, Patna, Luckeesarai, Jamui, Nawadah, Sheikhpura, Jehanabad, Nalanda and two districts of Uttar Pradesh which are Ghazipur and Chandauli. Presently the Danapur division’s jurisdiction includes following sections:[3]

S.No Section Route Kilometer
1 Jhajha-Patna (Main Line) 177.12
2 Patna-Mughalsarai (Main Line) 211.80
3 Patna-Gaya 91.75
4 Kiul-Gaya 129.29
5 Bakhtiyarpur-Rajgir 53.00
6 Mokama-Simaria 18.43
7 Dildarnagar-Tarighat 18.67
8 Fatuha-Islampur 42.67
9 Patna Sahib-Patna Ghat 0.87
10 R’Block-Digha 8.58
11 Rajgir-Tilaya 46.08
12 Bihar Sharif-Daniyawan 38
13 Patliputra Extension N/A
Danapur Railway Station
Danapur Railway Station

Stations under Division

As of 2014, Division has 232 stations out of which only Patna Junction railway station is categorized as A1 station[5] & nine are categorized as A stations based earnings.[6]

Category of station No. of stations Names of stations
A-1 Category 1 Patna Junction
A Category 9 Ara, Buxar, Danapur, Rajendra Nagar Terminal, Bakhtiyarpur, Mokama, Jamui, Kiul & Patna Sahib.
B Category 9 Dildarnagar, Dumraon, Barh, Hathidah, Harnaut, Lakhisarai, Jhajha, Bihar Sharif Junction, Rajgir.
C Category 00
D Category 18 Bihta, Fatuha, Bihiya, Gulzarbagh, Jehanabad, Nawadah, Sheikhpura, Zamania, Barahiya, Islampur, Ekangarsarai, Gidhaur, Jehanabad Court, Khusropur, Manpur, Raghunathpur, Taregna & Warisaliganj .
E Category 54 Athmalgola, Banahi, Bakaghat, Bansipur, Baruna, Bela, Bhadaura, Chakand, Chusa, Dheena, Gahmar, Hilsa, Karauta, Karisath, Kashi chak, Kuchman, Kulharia, Makhdumpur, Mankatha, More, Nadaul, Nalanda, Neora, Parsa Bazar, Phulwari Sharif, Pothi, Punarakh, Punpun, Rajendrapul, Rampurdumra, Sakaldiha, Sirari, Tarighat, Tehta, Tilaiya, Twiningganj, Wazirganj, WENA, Baghi bardiha, Daniyawan, Garsanda, Hardashbigha, Jamuawan, Karjara, Koilwar, Sadisopur, Salimpurbihar, SILO, Tekabigha, Tulsi Ashram, Nateshar, Jethian and Oro.
F Category 125 halts
Total 216 -
  1. Rest are not in operation.

See also

References

  1. ^ "CM Manjhi launches Swachh Bharat drive in Bihar". The Hindu. 2 October 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  2. ^ "4 more escalators at Patna railway station by month-end". The Times of India. 21 March 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Salient features of Danapur Division". East Central Railways. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Danapur — background". East Central Railway. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  5. ^ AMIT BHELARI (11 August 2014). "Free Wi-Fi awaits passengers on station premises". The Telegraph. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Categorization of stations (BASED ON EARNINGS)". ecr.indianrailways.gov.in. Retrieved 15 February 2015.