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Bhagalpur railway station

Bhagalpur Junction
Indian Railway
Location Station Road, Bhagalpur, Bihar
India
Coordinates
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Eastern Railway
Line(s) Kiul-Khana line,Bhagalpur-Hansdiha line
Platforms 6
Tracks 7
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Available
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code BGP
Zone(s) East Central Railway
Division(s) Malda Division
Electrified No
Traffic
Passengers 80,000 per Day

Bhagalpur Junction, (Station code: BGP), is a railway station serving the city of Bhagalpur in the Bhagalpur district in the Indian state of Bihar.

The Bhagalpur Junction railway station, is connected to most of the major cities in India by the railway network, which lies in between Howrah Kuil loop-line which serves Bhagalpur with numerous number of trains. It is the 3rd busiest line in Bihar. About 40 pairs of Express and 10 pairs of passenger train pass through this line. Bhagalpur isA1 grade Railway station. It is the highest revenue generator in the Malda Rail Division. It is the third major railway station in Eastern Railway after Howrah and Sealdah. Bhagalpur is well connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Ajmer, Kanpur, Patna, Guwahati, Surat, Bhandara, Munger, Gaya and other cities. In the Rail Budget, Bhagalpur was converted to Railway Division in 2008. The new rail lines which are under construction are Sultanganj to Deoghar, Bhagalpur to Dumka, Bhagalpur Godda via Hanshdiya, Banka to Deoghar. It is also the originating station for many superfast and express trains.

Facilities

The major facilities available are Waiting rooms, retiring room, computerised reservation facility, Reservation Counter, Vehicle parking etc.[1][2] The vehicles are allowed to enter the station premises. There are refreshment rooms vegetarian and non-vegetarian, tea stall, book stall, post and telegraphic office and Government Railway police(G.R.P) office. Automatic ticket vending machines have been installed to reduce the queue for train tickets on the station.[3]


Platforms

There are 6 platforms in Bhagalpur Junction. The platforms are interconnected with three foot over bridge(FOB).

Escalators

Bhagalpur Junction is among the selected Railway Stations of India where Automated Escalators are being installed. There would be Escalators for all the 6 Platforms.[4]

See also

References

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