Bhagalpur-Bausi-Baidyanath Railway

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Bhagalpur-Bausi-Baidyanath Railway

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A concession was granted 1894-98 to Sir W B Hudson, under branch line terms, for a line from Bhagalpur via Bausi to Ahmadpur, with a branch to Baidyanath. The survey had been made and estimates prepared, a further survey was being undertaken for a more direct route between Bausi and Baidyanath. [1]

A branch railway from Bhagalpur to Mandar Hill was under construction 1907 for the East Indian Railway(EIR) [2].

This line was dismantled in 1917-18 for reasons unknown. The 1918 Administration Report page 59 note 'h' reports this as a "decrease of 31.55 miles due to dismantling of the Bhagalpur to Mandar Hill of the Bhagalpur Bausi Railway" [3].

Mandar Hill Railway Stration and Bausi Town are only 1 mile(1.6km) separated, they are clearly the same location.

There is no evidence to show any extension of the line that was constructed from Mandar Hill/Bausi to Baidyanath or Ahmadpur.

Further Information

See East Indian Railway - Lines owned and worked page


  1. “Summary of the principal measures of the viceroyalty of the Earl of Elgin in the Public Works Department Jan 1894 to Dec 1898” page 21, para 81, pdf34); Retrieved 2 Feb 2019
  2. "Symphony of Progress; The Saga of Eastern Railway, 1854-2003", page 22 by Pradeep Kumar and Soumitra Majumdar. Published by Eastern Railways, Kolkata, 2003
  3. “Administration Report on Railways 1918” pages 59 (pdf67); Retrieved 2 Feb 2019