Transportation in MokamaWhen compared to many other cities of Bihar, Mokama city boosts much better transportation services and infrastructure. In fact Mokama existing transport infrastructure has given it much needed advantage in state’s economy. This, however, doesn’t mean that there is no scope at all for any improvement in prevailing transportation services and infrastructure. Below is complete and comprehensive information on all the transportation services serving in Mokama city, which will be immensely beneficial for locals as well as whosoever are planning to Mokama city.
Railways in MokamaMokama Railway Station (station code MKA) is one of the important junctions of Bihar state. It directly connects Mokama to many of the important cities of India, which includes metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and of course many of the important cities of Bihar – including capital city Patna. Owing to its far reaching connectivity, it obviously assumes important place for commuters of Mokama. The importance is in fact even more, as Mokama doesn’t have its own airport and nor does Bihar state boosts a very robust inter-state bus services. Making Mokama Railway Station pretty much a lifeline for Mokama’s people.
Address: Mokama, Barh, Bihar
Line(s): Howrah-Delhi main line
Station code: MKA
Zone(s): East Central Railway
Division(s): Danapur Division
Air Connectivity to MokamaMokama is devoid of any airfield. The nearest airport is Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport (also known as Patna airport) Patna city, located some 96 kms away from Mokama railway station. The next nearest airport is Gaya airport located in Bodh Gaya city, some 136 kms away from Mokama city. Needless to say, Patna Airport is more viable options for all the flight commuters from Mokama city. Besides, Patna Airport also offers more flight connectivity than Gaya airport and is directly connected with most of the destinations. As for how to travel from Mokama city to Patna airport, then traveling via railway is the best option. Mainly because there is no dearth of trains from Mokama to Patna city. Nearly 61 trains commute between Mokama and Patna stations, and train journey between these two stations lasts for barely two to two and half hours.
Road Network in MokamaTwo immensely important National Highways (NH) pass through Mokama city. They are definitely important from economic point of view. These are NH 82 and NH 31. While NH 82 connects Mokama city to Gaya and Biharsharif cities, NH 31 on other hand provides gateway to northeastern states. NH 31, however, passes through many important cities of Bihar and Jharkhand before entering Northeastern states. Some of these important cities are Jhumri Tilaiya, Koderma, Nawada, Bihar Sharif, Bakhtiarpur, Mokameh, Begusarai, Purnea, Dalkhola, Kishanganj, Bagdogra, Siliguri, Malbazar, Mainaguri, Dhupguri, Cooch Behar, Tufanganj, Kokrajhar, and Nalbari.
Local Transportation in MokamaAnd finally about local transportation in the city. Here too, just like in all other Indian cities, auto rickshaws hold undisputed monopoly in local transportation. Besides, over the years the number of auto rickshaws has also steadily increased, which has obviously benefited the commuters. Having said that, Mokama still needs more auto rickshaws. As for condition of local roads is concerned, then Mokama’s condition of road was never so good than it is today. This is mainly because many new roads and bridges were built recently which has obviously helped local transportation to improve their services. Nonetheless, scope for further improvement of roads still exits.
From above all information’s it can be concluded that Mokama fairs more than better in critical areas like railway and even local transportation. As for other critical areas like airways is concerned, then it is highly unrealistic to think that Mokama would be having its own airport in distant future. Speaking about realistic improvements, then further improvement in condition of roads and increasing number of auto rickshaws is very much in the realm of possibility. If these improvement do materialize then, needless to say, it would be boon for local economy as well as civic administration.