As the district headquarters of Saran, Chhapra has a very important place in the state of Bihar. It has also undergone a rapid increase in trade and commerce in recent years. As a consequence, there has been manifold increase in the transportation facilities of the city as well. Chhapra is very well connected to other cities and towns through a good network of roads and railways. Well developed network of metalled road along with constant bus services makes the city easily accessible from any part of Bihar and India.
Railways in Chhapra
Rail connectivity with other area of country
is also very good. Chhapra Junction is the main railway station which
connects Chhapra to all major cities of India. The good part about rail
travel is that there are a number of options available in terms of
trains from Chhapra to distant villages and towns. People who wish to
travel to the interiors have the choice of several trains. Being A1
category model station on the North Eastern Railway Chhapra is connected
directly to major parts of the country. From here you can catch
superfast or express trains to reach Delhi, Kolkata, Kanpur, Ranchi,
Amritsar, Siwan, etc.
Road Network in Chhapra
Chhapra is about 85 kms away from state capital Patna connected through NH 19 (Hajipur to Gazipur - U.P). The city is also connected to the neighboring state of Uttar Pradesh both NH 28A and 28B. Chhapra is well connected with major cities of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal via road service. There are so many private bus service which provides regular bus service to all major cities as well as rural areas.The BSRTC (Bihar State Road Transport Corporation) provides one of the
main sources of transport on the road. Apart from it, there are several
private transport services a swell that cater to the needs of the
people. However, in present times the BSRTC has collaborated with the
Eden Transport Private Limited in order to provide a state of the art
bus service for Bihar. These buses run the Patna-Muzaffarpur routes and Patna-Chhapra-Siwan and there are plans of adding new routes in
the near future. Private operators have been also trying to provide
better traveling facilities to commuters especially in the summer
Air Connectivity to Chhapra
If one wants to visit Chhapra by air, one would have to fly to Loknayak Jai Prakash Narayan airport at Patna in Bihar. There are flights to Patna from all the major towns and cities of the country. One can then travel to Chhapra by car. There is however, good news for those who want to fly direct to Chhapra. Recently, the city has been identified as one of the top 50 major cities in the country which will soon have its very own domestic airport.
Local Transport in Chhapra
It is relatively easy to travel around the city due to the present of many buses, autorikshaws and taxis. There are several options in buses like such as local buses, deluxe and semi deluxe. There also the mini buses, which are a part and parcel of every Indian town. Autorikshaws too are a very popular means of conveyance especially if one wants to travel within the city itself. Most of them employ metres to measure the fares. Several others, like tempos and smaller carrier will take passengers for predetermined fare according to distance. In short, a visitor to Chhapra can enjoy various modes of transport all providing their own unique experience.
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