Mughalsarai-Patna-Jhajha mainline has reached about 160% saturation point.
As a result operation and punctuality of passenger and goods trains on the route is severely affected. On March 1, five passenger trains were cancelled and three rescheduled at Patna Junction. According to Railway sources, Neora, Phulwari, Sachivalaya Halt, Gulzarbagh and Patna Saheb are bottleneck points where long distance trains are detained for hours, much to the chagrin of passengers. A railway official of Danapur, however, blamed the railway ministry for delaying execution of the third line between Buxar and Mokama. Detention of trains cannot be curbed completely unless a separate third line for commuter trains is built on a priority basis,” he said.
Additional AC coaches: Railways has decided to attach one more AC chair car coach with Patliputra-Raxaul Intercity and Patna-Saharsa Rajrani Express from March 16. However, one general bogie each from these two trains would be detached, sources said, adding Singrauli-Varanansi Intercity and Shaktinagar-Varanasi Intercity will have one general bogie each from March 11 in lieu of AC chair car