Saharsa Junction

सहरसा जंक्शन
Indian Railways station
Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg
General information
LocationSabzi Mandi Road, Shankar Chowk Saharsa, Saharsa district, Bihar
India
Elevation46 metres (151 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEast Central
Line(s)
  • Barauni–Katihar (SHC–MNE)
  • Saharsa–Purnia (SHC–DMH–PRNA)
  • Saharsa–Forbesganj (SHC–FBG)
  • Saharsa–Darbhanga (SHC–DBG)
  • Construction line (approved)
  • Saharsa–Araria (SHC–SUO–ARS)
  • Saharsa–Bihariganj via BNKI
  • Saharsa–Kursela (SHC–BNKI–BHGJ)
Platforms5
Tracks7
ConnectionsAll Major railway Station in India
Construction
Structure typeStandard
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
StatusOperational
Station codeSHC
Zone(s) East Central Railway Zone
Division(s) Samastipur
Classification"A" Category
Websitewww.irctc.co.in/nget/train-search
History
Opened1887
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesSaharsa Junction
Passengers
150,000+ per day
Services
Preceding station Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg Indian Railways Following station
East Central Railway zone
Terminus Barauni–Katihar section
Towards Forbesganj 16 cardinal points N.png
Saharsa Katcheri
towards ?
Khagaria Junction
towards ?
Barauni–Katihar section
Towards Purnia 16 cardinal points SE.png
Dauram Madhepura
towards ?
Location
Saharsa Junction is located in Bihar
Saharsa Junction
Saharsa Junction
Location in Bihar
Saharsa Junction is located in India
Saharsa Junction
Saharsa Junction
Location in India

Saharsa Junction railway station is a main railway station in Saharsa district, Bihar. Its code is SHC. It serves Kosi Division area. The station consists of 5 platforms. It is an A category railway station of Samastipur railway division. This railway junction has been certified by ISO:14001:2015 for environmental management. Due to less railway facility, less expansion of rail network in Supaul & Madhepura district's people used to catch trains from Saharsa instead of their own stations. It is the main railway junction of Kosi division.

Strategic importance

It is planned to be the largest and busiest railway station in Samastipur railway division after the completion of Saharsa–Forbesganj and Saharsa–Darbhanga routes as it will be a Source-Terminus station of many premium and other trains as well as a major stoppage of ongoing trains. Recently, Saharsa Junction railway station has been selected under Railway Privatisation scheme making the facilities and infrastructure matching the world class level.

Saharsa Jn rail yard is the first LHB coach maintenance yard in East Central Rail Zone (ECR). Establishing a hi-tech washing pit has been approved by Ministry of Railways at a cost of 12 crores 44 lakhs INR. It is the top 50 rail ticket booking station in India and top 5 rail ticket booking station in ECR zone.

To reduce the congestion of Barauni–Katihar–Guwahati route, two bypass routes are under construction one from Jalalgarh to Kisanganj and other from Araria to Thakurganj. After the completion the train traffic going to North East India will be diverted to Saharsa–Purnea–Jalalgarh–Guwahati and Saharsa–Forbesganj–Araria–Silliguri lines.

Connectivity

Saharsa connected to the major cities in India like Patna, Delhi, Kolkata Mumbai, Surat, Ranchi, Kanpur, Prayag Raj, Lucknow, Amritsar many other cities by the railway network and serves the city with numerous trains. India's first Graib Rath has started from here which was 12203 Saharsa–Amritsar Garib Rath. It is also the originating junction of premium train such as Humsafar Express, Garib Rath Express, Rajya Rani Express, Superfast Express, and many Express train.[1][2]

Facilities

The major facilities available are waiting rooms, retiring room, computerized reservation facility, reservation counter, vehicle parking etc.

There are refreshment rooms vegetarian and non vegetarian, tea stall, book stall, post and telegraphic office and Government Railway police office.

Major trains

References

  1. ^ "SHC/Saharsa Junction". India Rail Info. Archived from the original on 10 July 2017.
  2. ^ Seven pairs of special trains for Jasidih Archived 2017-08-02 at the Wayback Machine