The newly built Patliputra Railway Station/Junction of Patna shall be operational from September 6. The grand Inauguration will take place in the presence of Railway Minister Railway Minister Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and GM of East Central Railways Madhuresh Kumar.
Patliputra Junction (Station) is located on Bailey Road, near Rukunpura, 12 km north west of Patna Junction. It has been developed as to ease the pressure on the city’s other two railway stations through which around 350 trains pass daily.
It would be well connected with Arrah, Buxar and Mughalsarai through daily passenger and express train services. Initially only Passenger Trains would travel on this route, however soon express Trains like Patna-Yashwantpur, Patna-Chandigarh, Patna-Pune, and Patna-Bangalore Expresses shall terminate her.
It is linked to both Danapur and Phulwari-Patna routes so that passengers could travel easily in these directions. There are 3 platforms in Patliputra Junction. The platforms are interconnected with three foot over bridge (FOB). There is enough space left to build two more platforms in the future when load will increase on the station.
The Pataliputra Station has facilities like spacious waiting hall, ticket booking counters, passenger reservation system ( PRS), full sheds on platforms, high-level platforms, parcel office and sprawling circulating area,food plaza, cyber cafe, deluxe toilets, pay and use toilets and a provision for parking about 100 vehicles in the circulating area. The Railways has also built four washing pit lines at the Pataliputra station to maintain passenger train coaches.