Transportation in KatiharResidents and guests of Katihar do not have to worry in terms of transportation facility in Katihar which is connected to rest of India via National Highways and Railway Network. The city offers a many modern mediums of transportation that helps people reach any corner of the city with greatest ease and comfort. Both public and private means of communication are available and efforts are on to upgrade the existing transport system in Katihar making it more people-friendly.
Roadways in Katihar
National Highway 31 that passes through Kursela and Korha blocks of Katihar links Korha to Malda in West Bengal. The road connectivity is excellent. Bus services of Bihar State Road Transport Corporation is available to take passengers to nearby town of Purnea, Siliguri, Manihari, Bhagalpur, Patna, etc. Further there are also many private bus service opeartor in the city that opeartes in the city. You cam also hire private taxi services for traveling to other parts of Bihar.
Railways in KatiharKatihar being headquarter of Katihar Railway Division is a major Railway Junction under North-East Frontier Railway. In facts Katihar junction has a 7 line junction. First line goes to Barauni(Patna, Delhi, Mumbai), second line to Kolkata, third line to Jogbani (Nepal border), fourth line to Saharsa, fifth line to Guwahati, sixth line to Manihari and seventh line goes to Radhikapur(Bangladesh Border). . The main position under this division includes New Jalpaiguri, Siliguri, Darjeeling, Kishanganj etc. The world heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway falls under the influence of Katihar Railway Division. One can avail; trains to Nepal and Bangladesh border from here. In fact pre independence, this location was connected with present day Bangladesh. All the trains passing through Katihar halts here.
Major trains passing through KatiharGhy Dbg Special (05601)
Stoppage: Guwahati, Kamakhya, New Jalpaiguri, Katihar, Barauni, Darbhanga
Ghy Ndls Rajdhani (12235)
Stoppage: Guwahati, Kamakhya, New Jalpaiguri, Katihar, Muzaffarpur, Lucknow, New Delhi
Seemanchal Exp (12487)
Stoppage: Jogabani, Katihar, Patna, Ghaziabad, New Delhi
North East Exp (12505)
Stoppage: Guwahati, New Jalpaiguri, Katihar, Allahabad, Kanpur Central, New Delhi
Capital Express (13245)
Stoppage: New Jalpaiguri, Katihar, Barauni, Patna, Danapur
Air Transport in KatiharThe nearest airport is Bagdogra i.e., 160 km close to Silliguri (West Bengal). Next nearest airport is Loknayak Jaiprakash Airport, Patna. Distance of Katihar to Patna is 305 km. There is a airstrip in nearby Katihar town which is chiefly used as a helipad. The place is known as Hawai Adda.
Local Transport in KatiharWithin the city people can travel on auto rickshaws in evenings to enjoy the local market. The town is well-resourced with dissimilar modes of transportation. From taxis, auto rickshaws, public buses, cycle rickshaws, non AC buses to CGN low floor AC buses Katihar has it all. The fares of these transport medium is affordable. Horse drawn tongas can also be seen plying on the roads of Katihar. Hand pulled rickshaws are perfect for transversing through narrow lanes and bylanes of the city.
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