Transportation In Patna
Patna is an ancient Indian city located in the state of Bihar. It is the capital city of Bihar with a rich cultural heritage dating back to 600 B.C. Today it is the principal administrative, industrial and educational center of Bihar. Being the state capital, Patna is well connected with the rest of India and also with the different districts within the state of Bihar. The most common modes of transport within the city are via taxis, autos and buses. It is connected with the other cities through air, road and also via waterways. In an attempt to woe tourists, Bihar government has allotted huge funds for the development of roads and bridges in Patna.
The Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation provides the facility of Tourist Coach and Taxis for the purpose of local Site seeing. On a every day basis, the Corporation operates buses on few important routes. Several fleet of Buses, Cars, Vans etc, owned by the Corporation are on hire at a reasonable fare. The transported department also organised tours within the city, which are popular among tourists.
Road Network in Patna
Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation
(A Govt.of Bihar Undertaking)
Bir Chand Patel Path,Patna
Web Site: http://bstdc.bih.nic.in/
Bihar State Road Transport Corporation
Vishwesaraiya Bhawan, Bailey Road, Patna - 800 015.
Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport
Address: Khajpura, Shaheed Pir Ali Khan Marg, ????, Bihar 800014
Elevation: 52 m
Phone: 0612 222 0683
Railway Connectivity in Patna
Waterways in Patna
Internal Transportation in Patna
Taxis in Patna
Most of the taxis plying on the roads of Patna serves as a preferred mode of transportation in the city. The fares are fixed depending on the destination and time spent waiting at a particular spot. They are mostly unmetered. A wide choice of vehicle models is available as per the requirement of the passenger. Taxis are a good choice for comfortable and easy mode of transport within the city or to nearby places of Patna. Most of the Hotels also arrange for taxis per the request of the guests.
Other than these, ample private vehicles can be seen plying the roads of Patna. The Transport Department of Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation also can arrange for a tourist taxi or cab for sightseeing and transportation.
Autos in Patna
Autos are the most popular mode of transportation within the city as the fares are relatively lower as compared to taxis. The autos are called as "Tempu" in the local language. Most of the autos are painted black and yellow, but very few of them have meters. Generally the rates are fixed prior to boarding the auto in order to avoid bargain at a later stage.However most of the local autos are Shared Autos, as in the fare is paid per person to a particular destination. Off late, a four wheeled version of the autos, which are known as “Vikram" in the local language, is also available. These can be seen in white and yellow colour and are bigger compared to the three wheeled version. These have a capacity of 7 passengers. These autos are popular for long distance travel and is often seen plying on the Bailey road that connects Patna Junction to Danapur.
Cycle Ricksaws in Patna
Cycle rickshaws are used for short distances and in places were autos are not available. An average cycle rickshaw can accommodate 2 -3 passengers. However it is relatively highly priced in comparison to the autos as manual labour is involved in it. The fare can be bargained upon and fixed prior to boarding one of these.
Buses in Patna
All important destinations are well connected by the buses. There are plenty of city buses plying on the roads of Patna. These have a capacity of 25-30 people, but are mostly crowded through out the day. It is preferred mode of transported by the locals for travelling to their work places. The buses are operated by the BSRTC (Bihar State Road Transport Corporation). Private mini buses are also seen plying in the roads of Patna. The bus routes within the city are :
- Patna Junction - Frazer Road - Gandhi Maidan - Engineering College
- Kankarbagh - Patna Junction - Exhibition Road - Gandhi Maidan - Engineering College
- Patna Junction - Anishabad - Khagaul
- Patna Junction - Bailey Road - Danapur
- Patna Junction - Rajvanshi Nagar - Patel Nagar
- Patna Junction - Boring Road - Kurji More
- Gandhi Maidan - Rajapur Pul - Danapur
- Nandlal Chapra - Bus Stand
Patna Metro Rail
The Bihar State Government has plans to build a metro rail in Patna city. The project has taken off and is in the process of completion. The first phase of the project is expected to be finished and operational by the year 2016. With the advent of metro rail, transportation within the city will become a lot more convenient.
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