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Transportation in Araria

Araria which shares international border with neighboring country Nepal, is well connected through all parts of the country via roadways and railways. So do three airports nearby Araria link this place with national and international destinations from Bagdogra Airport, Purnia Airport and Biratnagar Airport of adjoining Morang district of Nepal. Being the gateway to several Indian and Nepalese tourist destinations Araria is flocked by many visitors and tourists throughout the year.

Railways in Araria

Being India’s border city cum last destination towards the neighboring country Nepal makes the Araria region strategically crucial for the state and country. Region’s railway stations including Araria Court Railway Station, Forbesganj Railway Station, Jogbani Railway Station and Purnia Railway Station therefore play important role for railways connectivity. Araria Coufrt Railway Station links the region with railways This railway station isn’t still connected nationally with express trains. The services are still mainly for the local trains and most of the commuters are daily passengers in morning and evening trains besides other trains operating in and around this station to connect it with the rest. Mainly the trains running for these stations originate from Katihar Railway Station and Jogbani Railway Station to connect all areas in the region by train.

Transport in Araria
Araria Court Railway Station

Nearby cities of Forbesganj, Jogbani, Purnia, Katihar and most importantly the famous city of neighboring country Nepal namely Biratnagar are well connected due to the railways line linking them by the local railways service. Only recently the Indian Railways have started an express train service from Jogbani to New Delhi which runs successfully. The importance of this service is that even though Araria Court is a tiny station it has started welcoming express trains. It is from here that people from neighboring country Nepal can remain best connected to India’s capital city Delhi through direct train service. It is possible once people from neighboring Nepal board train from India’s Jogbani.

Araria Court Railway Station
Railway Station Road,
Chopra Bazar, Araria (Bihar) – 854102

Air Connectivity to Araria

The nearest commercial airport that connects Araria with the rest parts of the country through airways is Bagdogra Customs Airport in West Bengal’s Siliguri located at a distance of 128 km from this city. This airport operates flights for all Indian and some international destinations.

Bagdogra Customs Airport
Address: Bagdogra, District – Siliguri, West Bengal – 734421 (India)
Code: IXB
Elevation: 126 m
Phone: +91 353 269 8456+91 353 269 8456

Only recently Purnia Airport has been opened nearby Araria. This airport operates chartered unscheduled flights for state capital Patna and nearby Kolkata, largest city cum capital of the neighboring state West Bengal. Spirit Air Private Limited and Door to Door Services Limited (DTDS) operate their non-scheduled flight services on Patna-Purnea and Purnea-Calcutta routes. The flights are twice a week to Kolkata and Patna.

Road Network in Araria

Araria is connected by all nearby cities of Bihar. National Highway 57 connects it with the cities of Muzaffarpur and Purnea. Sub highways and other roads link the district with cities Darbhanga, Muria, Jhanjharpur, Narpatganj, Forbesganj, Kishnaganj, Thakurganj and Katihar cities. Efforts have been made in the recent past to connect the villages of this district through sub-roads. The district headquarters Araria city is directly connected to Bahadurganj and Kishanganj cities. Bihar State Road Corporation buses and private buses operate on routes connecting Araria. Both Bihar State Road Transport Corporation (BSRTC) buses as well as private buses operate on these routes. They have frequent service for the passengers to travel Araria or to go to different cities from the district headquarters. Araria city has its two bus stands out of which one is named Zero Mile from where buses for all major cities of the state operate including those for capital city of Patna. Bus Stand in Araria is meant for the local bus transportation.

Modes of Local Transport in Araria

Araria visitors can use various types of local transportation services available in Araria city. Take for example autos, cycle rickshaws and tempos that take passengers from one place to the other. Minibuses and local buses also operate in the district. People commute in them to reach from one destination to the other. Horse carts and bullock carts are also seen at many places.

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