|Indian Railway Station|
|Location||NH-100, Kud- Rewali, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand|
|Elevation||610 m (2,001 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||East Central Railway|
|Zone(s)||East Central Railway|
|Division(s)||Dhanbad Railway Division|
|Opened||20 February 2015|
|Railways around Hazaribagh|
|Source: Google maps |
Hazaribagh Town railway station belongs to East Central Railway of Dhanbad division. It is located on NH100 Kumhar Toli Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand state.
This line was announced in rail budget 1999 under the rule of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. After a 16 years, this dream was fulfilled on 20 February 2015. It was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmad, Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha, Union Minister of State for Finance and Hazaribagh MP Jayant Sinha. 57 km long Hazaribagh-Barkakana section was opened for passenger trains on 7 December 2016 by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in the presence of Chief Minister Raghubar Das. With this now 137 km section of Koderma - Hazaribagh - Ranchi rail project is functional now and only 66 km long Barkakana-Ranchi section remains incomplete which is expected to complete by end of 2019.
Cost of the Project
The project estimated cost for the full stretch between Koderma-Hazaribagh-Barkakana-Ranchi (total length of 200 kilometers) has an estimated cost of INR 3,000 crores. The railway stretch between Hazaribagh to Koderma, a 79.7 kilometer distance, incurred cost of INR 936 crores. During the inception of project in the year 1999, the estimated cost was around INR 332 crores, however over the period of time, the cost has been escalated to nearly INR 936 crores.
The Hazaribagh Town Railway Station is an important railway station of Koderma Barkakana section. The deadline for project completion is set to be March 2018 deadline for Barkakana - Ranchi Section. Amid Security concerns in the maoist hit Ramgarh district the project has been provided with 24-hour security. Also a railway coal siding line has been constructed from Hazaribagh Town to Bandag.
- "Hazaribagh Town railway station opens". Retrieved 21 February 2015.
- "Modi to flag off Hazaribagh-Koderma Passenger Train from Hazaribagh Station on Feb 20". Retrieved 11 March 2015.
- http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/ranchi/pm-to-inaugurate-koderma-hazaribagh-rail-line-today.html%7Ctitle = PM TO INAUGURATE KODERMA-HAZARIBAGH RAIL LINE TODAY| accessdate = 11 March 2015
|Preceding station||Indian Railways||Following station|
|East Central Railway zone|