Muzaffarpur Junction railway station

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Muzaffarpur Junction
Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg Indian Railways station
Muzaffarpur Juction Railway Station.jpg
The main entrance of the station
LocationMuzaffarpur, Muzaffarpur district, Bihar
India
Coordinates26°07′20″N 85°22′40″E / 26.1222°N 85.3779°E / 26.1222; 85.3779
Elevation57 metres (187 ft)
Owned byEast Central Railway zone
Operated byIndian Railways
Line(s)Barauni–Gorakhpur, Raxaul and Jainagar lines
Barauni–Samastipur–Muzaffarpur–Hajipur line
Muzaffarpur–Gorakhpur line (via Hajipur, Raxaul and Sitamarhi)
Samastipur–Muzaffarpur section
Muzaffarpur–Hajipur section
Muzaffarpur–Gorakhpur main line
Platforms7(2 more platforms are being constructed)
Tracks22
ConnectionsCity bus, auto rickshaw, ferry, taxi, cab service
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingAvailable
Bicycle facilitiesAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeMFP
Zone(s) East Central Railway zone
Division(s) Sonpur Division
History
Opened1886; 135 years ago (1886)
Electrified2010; 11 years ago (2010), 25 kV AC 50 Hz[1]
Previous namesEast Indian Railway
Passengers
3,07,075 per day
Location
Muzaffarpur Junction is located in Bihar
Muzaffarpur Junction
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Location of Muzaffarpur Junction in Bihar, India
Muzaffarpur Junction is located in India
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Muzaffarpur Junction (India)

Muzaffarpur Junction railway station, station code MFP, was an A1 category railway station in the Sonpur division of East Central Railway. Muzaffarpur Junction was selected in station re-development plan with airport facilities & will be by Railway Infrastructure Development authority. Muzaffarpur Junction was located in Muzaffarpur city, the headquarters of Muzaffarpur district in the Indian state of Bihar.[2]

Aerial view of Muzaffarpur Junction with sunset

Background[edit]

In February 2012, the Indian Railways had planned to set up a railway station Development Corporation (RSDC) that would worked on improving the major railway stations, including Muzaffarpur Junction, by building and improving passenger amenities.[3] Under the development scheme, major development works were going on Muzaffarpur Junction. Separate air conditioned waiting lounge, free WiFi facility, IRCTC food court and many facilities were going to be available on Muzaffarpur Junction at the end of 2018. To enhanced the security of this station, a metal detector and baggage handling system will be installed soon.

Passenger movement[edit]

Muzaffarpur was amongst the top hundred booking stations of the Indian Railway.[4]

Platforms[edit]

There were seven platforms in Muzaffarpur Junction. The station ranks 46th out of 75 A1 category stations of Indian Railways included in the Cleanness Survey conducted by IRCTC in 2017.[5]

The platforms were interconnected with two foot overbridges (one more proposed from Maripur end side). Platforms no. 5,6 and 7 were mainly for Hajipur, Sitamarhi, Narkatiaganj and Raxaul-bound passenger trains and some low-priority trains in the direction. Platforms no. 1, 2, 3, and 4 caterred to most of the trains passing through the junction; platforms no. 1, 2, 3 and 4 were the most important. Two more platforms were under construction.[citation needed]

Trains[edit]

Passenger train approaching Muzaffarpur Junction (from Motihari)

Sonpur was the divisional headquarters, and all the trains passing through this route had stoppages here. Several electrified local passenger trains and expressed trains ran from Muzaffarpur to neighbouring destinations. The following was a list of all the trains passing from Muzaffarpur Junction (as of 10 May 2012). The Muzaffarpur Junction was well connected to most of the major cities in India by the railway network and served the city with numerous trains such as Sapt Kranti Express, Garib Rath Express etc. ISO 9001:2008 certified train Vaishali Express crossed the station daily in both directions and ISO 9001:2008 certified train DibrugarhNew Delhi Rajdhani Express crossed the junction. Champaran Humsafar Express from Katihar to Delhi was running twice a week from 10 April 2018.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "सपना साकार, अब फर्राटे भरेगी विद्युत ट्रेन". Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Official Website of Sonpur Division of East Central Railway". Government of India. Archived from the original on 6 May 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Railways to set up body to develop stations". The Times of India. 11 February 2012. Archived from the original on 9 December 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Work on doubling Sonepur–Chapra rail track begins". The Times of India. 11 June 2002. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  6. ^ "गुड न्यूज! कटिहार से दिल्ली तक वाया सहरसा चलेगी ये ट्रेन, ...जानिए". Live Bihar News | लाइव बिहार न्यूज़ (in Hindi). 24 March 2018. Retrieved 29 March 2018.

External links[edit]

Muzaffarpur travel guide from Wikivoyage

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