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Transport Services in Jharkhand

Jharkhand formed on 15 November 2000 is undergoing a period of rapid economic growth. In order to help promote economic growth in the state, the government is investing a lot in upgrading its transport infrastructure. The motive is simple and clear to make to the region one of the economically viable state of India. At present, there are more than 12 National highways passing through Jharkhand. More than 50% of all the air traffic in Jharkhand is handled by Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi. Railways has visible presence in Jharkhand with numerous stations. Ranchi, Bokaro, Tatanagar are some of the important stations in Jharkhand.

Transport in Jharkhand

Roadways in Jharkhand

The total length of State Highways is about 4,662 kms. A two-lane road project between Govindpur (near Dhanbad) and Sahebganj is nearing completion. There are 12 National Highways in the state. The total length of National Highways in Jharkhand is 1,805 kms. The National Highways running through the state are: NH-2,NH-6,NH-23,NH-31,NH-32,NH-33,NH-75,NH-78,NH-80,NH-98,NH-99,NH-100.NH-33 and NH-23 pass through Ranchi. Buses ply regularly from Ranchi to other cities of Jharkhand. Three flyovers are coming up for smooth movement of traffic in the city. Most of the National Highways and other roads are being widened to 6 lanes or 8 lanes.

Transport in JharkhandNawadih Airfield and Chakulia Airport, now abandoned, were once used by US Army during World War II.
Birsa Munda Airport is the only fully operational airport of Jharkhand.
Dhanbad in Jharkhand is 1st station in the country to have an AC double-decker express running in between Dhanbad and Howrah.
Total length of National Highways in Jharkhand is 1844 Kms.
Total length of State Highways in Jharkhand is 6880 Kms.

The JTDC (Jharkhand Tourism Development Corporation) has been bestowed the responsibility of running over 150 buses in the state capital, Ranchi, to help people commute comfortably. Buses provided by Urban Development Department are utilized for operation in big town such as Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Dhanbad. Jharkhand state bus services are available on the National Highways at regular interval. In addition various small vehicles such as Auto Rickshaws, Taxi and Other contract carriages also ensure fast and smooth traveling in Jharkhand. The major Bus-Terminus of Ranchi City are Birsa Bus Terminus (Khadgada), Ratu Road Bus Stand, State Transport Bus Terminal (Overbridge).

ITI Bus Stand, Ranchi
Address: National Highway 23,
Sarweshwari Nagar, Pahartoli,
Ranchi, Jharkhand 834001

Jamshedpur Bus Station
Address: Purulia Rd, Gandhi Ghat
Jamshedpur, Jharkhand 831001
Phone No: 0657-2439273

New Purulia Bus Stand, Jamshedpur
Phone No: 0657-6539635

Mango Golchakkar Bus Stop, Jamshedpur
Address: Mango, Jamshedpur,
Mango, Jamshedpur - 831012
Phone No: +(91)-9470143888
+(91)-657-6539635, 2943251

Sakchi Bus Stand, Jamshedpur
Phone: +(91)-(657)-2423016

Naya More Bus Stand
Address: Naya More, National Highway 23
Lakda Khanda, Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand 827001

Dharamsala More Bus Stand
Address: Ramnagar Colony
Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand 827013

      Important Helpline Numbers

Reservation Inquiry: 136
Ranchi Railway Station: (0651) 2787099
Railway Station Hatia: (0651) 2600096
Khelari Railway Station: (0651) 246237
Telephone Inquiry: 1971
State Tourism Bus Stand: (0651) 2314826
Railway Enquiry: (0651) - 2460488, 2461404
Railway Booking: (0651) - 2461616
Reservation Enquiry: 136
Station Manager, Ranchi: (0651) - 2460013, 2461404
Hatia Railway Booking: (0651) – 2408270 Birsa Munda Airport: 91-651-6450327
E-Mail- apd_verc@aai.aero
Indian Airlines: (0651) - 2501554, 2503255 Sahara Airlines: (0651) - 2501010, 2509106 Birsa Bus Stand: (0651) - 2301622, 2304328 State Tourism Bus Stand: (0651) - 2314826, 230694
Railway Enquiry Service, Jamshedpur: +(91)-(657)-2290112, 2290104, 131, 139
South Eastern Railway: Phone: +(91)-(657)-2270718, 6645268

National Highways passing through Jharkhand

Jharkhand transport
National Highway 100
National Highway 139
National Highway 2
National Highway 31
National Highway 32
National Highway 23
National Highway 32 (NH 32)
National Highway 33 (NH 33)
National Highway 6
National Highway 75
National Highway 78
National Highway 80
National Highway 98
National Highway 99

Railways in Jharkhand

The state of Jharkhand is situated in the eastern part of the country. The entire railway-route length in Jharkhand is 1,955kms. Ranchi is one of the most profitable stations in South-Eastern Railways. Goods-handling facilities are available in Ranchi, Dhanbad, Bokaro and Jamshedpur stations.There are various trains to reach the cities in Jharkhand from all over the country. Jharkhand has an extensive line of railway network including 97 main railway stations and many railway junctions. Some of the important railway stations in the state of Jharkhand include Barharwa Junction, Chandil Junction, Katrasgarh, Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad Junction, Ranchi, Madhupur Junction, Tatanagar Junction, etc. Recently Dhanbad in Jharkhand became the 1st station in the country to have an AC double-decker express running in between Dhanbad and Howrah.

List of Railway Stations in Jharkhand

Ranchi Junction
Address: Ranchi, Ranchi district, Jharkhand
Station code: RNC
Zone(s): South Eastern Railway
Division(s): Ranchi Division
Owned by: South Eastern Railway of the Indian Railway
Operator: Indian Railway

Bhojudih Railway Station
Address: Santaldih Road, Bhojudih, Distt: Bokaro, Jharkhand
Station Code: BJE

Bokaro Steel City Railway Station
Address: Balidih, Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand
Station Code: BKSC

Chandrapura Railway Station
Address: Chandrapura, Distt: Bokaro, Jharkhand
Station Code: CRP

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Gomoh Railway Station
Address: Gomoh, Dhanbad, Jharkhand
Station Code: GMO

Jasidih Railway Station
Address: Jasidih, Deoghar district,Jharkhand
Station Code: JSME

Giridih Railway Station
Address: Station Road, Giridih, Giridih district, Jharkhand
Station Code: GRD

Hazaribagh Road Railway Station
Address: Sariya, Giridih district, Jharkhand
Station Code: HZD

Nimiaghat Railway Station
Address: Nimiaghat, Distt: Giridih,Jharkhand
Station Code: NMG

Parasnath Railway Station
Address: Isri, Giridih, Jharkhand
Station Code: PNME

Hatia Railway Station
Address: Ranchi, Ranchi district,Jharkhand
Station Code: HTE

Muri Railway Station
Address: Muri, Ranchi, Ranchi district,Jharkhand
Station Code: MURI

Namkon Railway Station
Address: Ranchi, Ranchi district,Jharkhand
Station Code: NKM

Chandil Railway Station
Address: Chandil, Seraikela Kharsawan district, Jharkhand
Station Code: CNI

Bano Railway Station
Address: Bano, Simdega district,Jharkhand
Station Code: BANO

Chakradharpur Railway Station
Address: Chakradharpur, West Singhbhum district, Jharkhand

Gumani Railway Station
Address: Gumani, Jharkhand
Station Code: GMAN

Madhupur Junction
Address: Station Road, Madhupur, Deoghar district, Jharkhand
Station Code: MDP

Dhanbad Junction
Address: Station Road, Dhanbad, Dhanbad district, Jharkhand
Station Code: DHN

Sudamdih Railway Station
Address: Sudamdih, Distt: Dhanbad,Jharkhand
Station Code: SDMD

Dumka Railway Station
Address: Rashikpur Rd., Dumka, Dumka district, Jharkhand
Station Code: DUMK

Tatanagar Junction Railway Station
Address: TATA, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
Station Code: TATA

Chittaranjan Railway Station
Address: Mihijam, Jamtara district,Jharkhand
Station Code: CRJ

Koderma Railway Station
Address: Station Road, Koderma, Koderma district, Jharkhand
Station Code: KQR

Lohardaga Railway Station
Address: Lohardaga, Lohardaga district, Jharkhand
Station Code: LAD

Nagarnabi Railway Station
Address: Nagarnabi, Jharkhand
Station Code: NGF

Pakur Railway Station
Address: Gandhi Chowk, Tantipara,Pakur
Station Code: PKR

Tilbhita Railway Station
Address: Sangrampur, Jharkhand
Station Code: TBB

Barkakana Railway Station
Address: Barkakana, Ramgarh district, Jharkhand
Station Code: BRKA

Ramgarh Cantonment Railway Station
Address: Ramgarh Cantonment,Ramgarh district, Jharkhand
Station Code: RMT

Tatisilwai Railway Station
Address: Ranchi, Ranchi district,Jharkhand
Station Code: TIS

Barharwa Junction
Address: Barharwa, Sahibganj,Jharkhand
Station Code: BHW

Kotalpokhar Railway Station
Address: Kotalpukur, Jharkhand
Station Code: KLP

Air Connectivity in Jharkhand

Air Connectivity in Jharkhand
Birsa Munda Airport
The development of any state can be gauged by its infrastructural improvement and connectivity with major cities and towns. Good connectivity is imperative for transporting raw materials to industries and then bringing the finished products to the market. Transport includes roads and National Highways, Air ports and State bus services which help common man to commute from one place to another.The Birsa Munda Airport is a domestic airport located in Ranchi. Air services from Ranchi to important cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Patna etc. are available from here. Chartered flights are available between Jamshedpur and Kolkata. A new International terminal spread over 19,676 sq. kms. of land is being constructed in Ranchi.

Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi

Birsa Munda Airport in the city of Ranchi is a public international airport which serves the cities of Jamshedpur, Ranchi and Bokaro Jharkhand. The Birsa Munda Airport is located conveniently and can easily be reached from any point of place in the city of Ranchi. This particular airport is run by the Airports authority of India. The BMA is located in the locality of Hinoo which is approximately 7 km far from the center of the city. The Hatia Railway station is located about a kilometer away from the Birsa Munda Airport. This particular airport was once a small airport in terms of service but with the growth of air traffic in the country, the Birsa Munda Airport has grown exceedingly in the last three years with several number of budget airlines adding it to their route. A new terminal was inaugurated here on the 24th of March 2013 which facilitates immigration and customs, travel desks, duty-free shops, lounges, etc. The night landing in the Birsa Munda Airport is free so that there can be comparatively more flights to the metro cities during the morning hours. The Airport Authority of India have also planned and announced the construction of about three more parking bays which will make BMA the first Tier-II airport in the country with 8 planned parking bays.

Address: Airport Rd, Hinoo, Ranchi, Jharkhand 834002
Code: IXR
Elevation: 655 m
Phone: 0651 645 0327 / +(91)-651-2941301/ +(91)-651-2250500
Website: https://www.aai.aero/en/airports/ranchi

Bokaro Airport (ICAO: VEBK) is a private airport which is looked after by Bokaro Steep Plant. It is well suited for small aircraft carriers and helicopters. Currently there is no scheduled flights into this airport but the plans are on board to develop as a full fledged airport. Recently team of Air Deccan
toured the region and is soon planning to start operation.

Bokaro Airport (ICAO: VEBK)
Address: NH 23, Sector 12, Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand
Elevation: 715 m
Operator: SAIL
Serves: Bokaro Steel City

Chakulia Airport located southwest of the city of Chakulia in Purbi Singhbhum district has no scheduled commercial airline flights. Infact it has been non-operational since it served during World War II. During the war it served the purposed of US army which used it as a base for bombardment on Japan. Today it is under Airports Authority of India (NAD).

Dhanbad Airport (IATA: DBD, ICAO: VEDB) another public airport located at Dhanbad is situated alongside the Grand Trunk Road at Barwadda. Currently it is non operational with no scheduled flights into this airport. Efforts are on to make it operational with regular schedule flight.

Airport type: Public
Owner: Jharkhand Government
Serves: Dhanbad
Location: Barwaadda, (Jharkhand)

Sonari Airport (IATA: IXW, ICAO: VEJS) located in Jamshedpur is a public airport. The airport has unscheduled chartered flights from Kolkata.Tata Steel ha recently come up with a plan to set up a new airport in the Adityapur-Seraikela area. This will certainly add to the conveniences of the people in Jharkhand.

Airport type: Public
Operator: TATA Steel
Serves: Jamshedpur, Tatanagar
Location: Sonari (Jharkhand)

Nawadih Airfield now abandoned was used for Burma Campaign 1944-1945 by United States Army Air Forces.

Local Transport Mediums in Jharkhand

The state of Jharkhand is well connected with buses plying throughout and connecting all the cities and towns in the state with each other. Also besides the buses run by the Government, the Jharkhand Tourism Development Corporation manages and runs the deluxe buses in the state, which connects Ranchi with the other major cities and popular tourist destinations spread throughout the state.
The main medium of local transportation in the city is through buses. Buses take up over 90% of the public transportation in the cities of India. Apart from these, the other means of transport in Jharkhand include auto rickshaw, local buses, private taxis, etc. The taxis plying throughout the city charges a specific fixed amount depending on the distance covered. In some cases, the taxi drivers charge the customer as per the amount shown in the meter. In case of Auto rickshaws, apart from the regular auto rickshaws, there are also shared autos available for short distances. These auto rickshaws charge a smaller fee as they charges from each of the shared customer. Usually, the charges during the night time are slightly higher as compared to the charges during the day time.

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