Munger Ganga Bridge


Srikrishna Setu Munger Ganga Bridge (Hindi: श्रीकृष्ण सेतु मुंगेर गंगा पुल), is a rail-cum-road bridge across the Ganges, at Munger in the Indian state of Bihar.[1] The bridge connects Munger District Munger-Jamalpur twin cities to various districts of North Bihar. Srikrishna Setu Munger Ganga Bridge is the third rail-cum-road bridge over Ganga in Bihar.

Sri Krishna Setu Bridge
श्रीकृष्ण सेतु
Coordinates25.3984°N 86.4576°E / 25.3984; 86.4576
CarriesRail-Road
CrossesGanges
LocaleMunger-Begusarai , Munger-Khagaria , NH 33, NH 31 , NH 333B
Official nameShrikrishna Setu
Characteristics
DesignWarren truss
MaterialSteel
Total length3,750 metres (12,300 ft)
Width12.25 metres (40.2 ft)
Longest span123.9 metres (406 ft)
No. of spans29
History
Construction start2002
Opened12 March 2016 (road still under construction)
Location
Munger Ganga Bridge Rail Route(Red)

The 3.750-kilometre-long (2.330 mi) bridge costing Rs. 9,300 million is located 60 kilometres (37 mi) downstream of the Rajendra Setu near Mokama and 63 kilometres (39 mi) upstream of the Vikramshila Setu at Bhagalpur. The bridge will form a link between NH 33 on the southern side of the Ganges and NH 31 on the northern side of the Ganges. Shrikrishna Setu connects Jamalpur Junction and Ratanpur railway station on the Sahibganj Loop line of Eastern Railway through a new junction namely Sabdalpur Junction on north end of bridge to Sahibpur Kamal Junction and Khagaria Junction on the Barauni-Katihar section of East Central Railway.[2] The Bridge connects districts of Begusarai and Khagaria to the Divisional headquarters Munger city.

Construction work on the bridge was inaugurated by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister, through video conference system, in 2002.[3] Bridge was formally opened for freight trains on 12 March 2016 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.[4] It was finally opened for passenger trains on 11 April 2016 by Minister of state for Railways, Manoj Sinha by flagging off Begusarai-Jamalpur DEMU train. In his inaugural speech the MOS Mr. Manoj Sinha announced that the bridge will be named " Sri Krishna Setu " " श्रीकृष्ण सेतु " in the honour of the Great Freedom Fighter, Premier and 1st Chief Minister and Architect of Modern Bihar "Bihar Keshri" Dr. Srikrishna Sinha "Sri Babu".[5] Road on bridge is complete too but approach roads are not ready due to lack of land acquisition. [6]

Railway stations


Jamalpur-Khagaria and Begusarai lines.

Station Code Station Name Distance from Munger railway station (km)
Jamalpur Bypass (Bhagalpur-Munger route)
RPUR Ratanpur 11
On JMP-KGG line
JMP Jamalpur 7
MGR Monghyr 0
SBDP Sabdalpur 7.63
UMNR Umeshnagar 12.36
KGG Khagaria 19.84
Different line from Sabdalpur
SKJ Sahibpur Kamal 12.36
BGS Begusarai 39.30

Services


At present pairs of trains run on this bridge:

  • 73451/52 Jamalpur Tilrath Jamalpur DEMU
  • 73453/54 Jamalpur Tilrath Jamalpur DEMU
  • 73461/62 Jamalpur Khagaria Jamalpur DEMU
  • 73464/63 Jamalpur khagaria Jamalpur DEMU
  • 05521/22 Jamalpur Saharsa Passenger Special
  • 15625/26 Agartala Deogarh Agartala Weekly Express
  • 05509/10 Saharsa Jamalpur Saharsa MEMU Special
  • 05625/26 Agartala Deogarh Agartala Special
  • 09451/52 Gandhidham Bhagalpur Gandhidham Express Special
  • 05553/54 Bhagalpur Jaynagar Bhagalpur Special

See also


References


  1. "10 months on, no express train crosses Munger rail bridge". Times of India. 17 January 2017. Archived from the original on 7 January 2018. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  2. "Trains in India". PPPNOW.com. archive.is. Archived from the original on 12 September 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2017.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. Kashi Prasad (27 December 2002). "PM opens work on Munger rail-cum-road bridge project". The Times of India. TNN. Archived from the original on 8 September 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  4. "PM Modi in Bihar, inaugurates three railway projects". 3 December 2016. Archived from the original on 23 April 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  5. "Minister flags off passenger train between Begusarai and Jamalpur". Times of India. TNN. 11 April 2016. Archived from the original on 21 November 2017. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  6. [www.thewire.in/article/government/munger-road-bridge-construction-bihar "Bihar: 19 Years After Construction Began, Munger's Road Bridge Across the Ganga Still Incomplete"] Check |url= value (help). The Wire. Retrieved 19 July 2021.