Sonpur Railway Division
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Overview
Current operatorIndian Railways
HeadquartersSonpur ,Bihar
Reporting markSEE
LocaleBihar ,India
Dates of operation1978 - Present–
PredecessorNorth Eastern Railway zone (1978-2002)
Technical
Track gaugeBroad

Sonpur railway division is one of the five railway divisions under East Central Railway zone of Indian Railways.

History

Sonpur division was established on 21 Oct. 1978 in North Eastern Railway zone. The ECR zone came into existence on 8 September 1996. Garhara yard and Dinkar Gram Simaria station were merged into this division on 1 January 2005. The Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) is Nilmani and the Additional Divisional Railway Manager (ADRM) is Pankaj Kumar Sinha.[citation needed]

Geography

It follows the north side of the Ganges and the west side of the Gandak River.

The division routes over 495.361 km, all on BG.[clarification needed] This division traverses through 8 districts of Bihar: Saran, Vaishali, Muzaffarpur, Samastipur, Begusarai, Khagaria, Bhagalpur and Katihar. Its headquarter is located at Hajipur, Bihar in the state of Bihar of India.

Danapur railway division, Mughalsarai railway division, Dhanbad railway division, and Samastipur railway division are the other railway divisions under ECR Zone headquartered at Hajipur.[1][2]

Sonpur railway division area starts from Goldinganj (GJH) in the west in Saran.

Stations

The list includes the stations under the Sonpur railway division and their station category.[3][4][5]

Category of station No. of stations Names of stations
A-1 Category 1 Muzaffarpur Junction
A Category 3 Hajipur Junction, Barauni Junction, Khagaria Junction
B Category 5 Begusarai, Khagaria Junction, Sonpur Junction, Dalsinghsarai, Naugachia
C Category
(Suburban station)
0 -
D Category 16 SPP, MSK, MNE, DGA, SMO, BCA, DOL, THB, MOG, DES, CRR, KUE, GRL, LAK, KRBP & MNO
E Category 41 BNR, LKN, NNR, PSR, DUBH, VPN, STLR, AYRN, UJP, TGA, NAZJ, SDG, SKJ, SLT, SIHO, KTRH, NYO, KHQ, KPGM, SAI, GJH, CSR, RD, GAI, KHI, STJT, NRPA, BKRH, TUR, BAGL, TIL, SAE, DPL, UMNR, CKRD, PMU, BUJ, ATNR, BTHL, BUDA & NNNL
F Category
Halt Station
28 -
Total 88 -

Stations closed for Passengers -

References

  1. ^ "Zones and their Divisions in Indian Railways" (PDF). Indian Railways. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Sonpur Railway Division" (PDF). Railway Board. Western Railway zone. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Statement showing Category-wise No.of stations in IR based on Pass. earning of 2011" (PDF). Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  4. ^ "PASSENGER AMENITIES - CRITERIA= For Categorisation Of Stations" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Sonpur Division - Operating - OPERATING PERFORMANCE". Retrieved 15 January 2016.