Sahibganj Loop EIR Line

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Sahibganj Loop EIR Line

The Khana Junction-Bhagalpur-Jamalpur-Luckeeserai section was originally part of the Howrah-Delhi EIR Main Line opened in 1865 [1].

With the completion of the First Chord EIR Line from Khana Junction via Sitarampur to Luckeeserai in 1871, and with increasing traffic then that part was was re-designated as part the Howrah-Delhi EIR Main Line [1] [2].

The original Khana Junction-Bhagalpur-Jamalpur-Luckeeserai section became secondary and became designated as the Sahibganj Loop EIR Line [3]

Further Information

See East Indian Railway page

and East Indian Railway – Lines owned and worked page, which includes details of the branches and extensions to this Main Line.


  1. 1.0 1.1 “Administration Report on Railways 1918” page 53 (pdf62); Retrieved 9 Nov 2016
  2. Wikipedia "Sahibganj Loop" ; Retrieved 10 Nov 2016
  3. “Symphony of Progress - The Saga of the Eastern Railway 1854-2003”; published by Eastern Railway, 2003; page 15