Kiul Junction railway station

Kiul Junction
Indian Railway Station
Station statistics
Address Lakhisarai, Lakhisarai, Bihar
 India
Coordinates

25°10′19″N 86°6′30″E / 25.17194°N 86.10833°E / 25.17194; 86.10833Coordinates: 25°10′19″N 86°6′30″E / 25.17194°N 86.10833°E / 25.17194; 86.10833

Elevation 53 metres (174 ft)
Line(s) Howrah-Delhi main line, Sahibganj Loop, Kiul-Nawada-Gaya
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Platforms 5
Other information
Opened 1864
Electrified yes
Station code
Station status Functioning
Formerly East Indian Railway

Kiul Junction (Hindi: किऊल जंक्शन Kiūl) station code KIUL, is one of the major railway junctions in Danapur division of East Central Railway. Kiul is connected to metropolitan areas of India, by the Delhi-Kolkata Main Line via Mugalsarai-Patna route which runs along the historic Grand Trunk road. The Danapur division's main line crosses Sahibganj Loop line at the Kiul Junction.[1][2] The main line crosses the Kiul river between Kiul Junction and Lakhisarai Junction.[3] The Kiul-Nawada-Gaya branch line also starts from the Kiul Junction.[4]

Kiul is located on the bank of Kiul river in Lakhisarai district in the Indian state of Bihar. This is the place where Mahavira, Tirthankara of Jainism), achieved Kevala Jnana. The Kiul railway station is on Howrah-Patna-Mughalsarai main line. Most of the Patna, Barauni bound express trains coming from Howrah, Sealdah, Ranchi, Tatanagar stop here.

History

Facilities

The major facilities available are Waiting rooms, computerized reservation facility, Vehicle parking.[5][6] The vehicles are allowed to enter the station premises. The station also has STD/ISD/PCO telephone booth, toilets, tea stall and book stall. Automatic ticket vending machines have been installed to reduce the queue for train tickets on the station.[7] One of the two departmental catering units of Danapur division are located at Kiul Junction, the other being at Patna Junction.[8]

Platforms

There are a five platforms here. The platforms are interconnected with foot over bridge (FOB).[9]

Nearest Airport

The nearest airport to Chittaranjan Station are[10]

  1. Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi 247 kilometres (153 mi)
  2. Gaya Airport 141 kilometres (88 mi)
  3. Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport, Patna 126 kilometres (78 mi)
  4. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata

See also

References

External links

  • Kiul Junction Map
  • Official website of the Lakhisarai district


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