TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION

 

Patna, the state capital, is connected by rail and air from Delhi, the nation's capital.

Trains from Delhi to Patna continue onwards to Calcutta or to other destinations in the north-east.

Air service from Delhi is through the Indian Airlines, and a newer airline, Sahara Airlines.

A network of paved National Highway criss-crosses the state. (Go to road map.) Buses link Patna to all district head-quarters, and large number of small towns. They are the cheapest mode of transportation. Many buses are equipped with reclining airline-type seats and provide entertainment through on-board video monitors. The main bus station in Patna is located close to the Patna Junction Railway station, about a mile to its west, near the Hardinge Park and opposite the General Post Office (GPO.)

Private taxi-operators are also available in most large cities for long-distance travel. Their fare is highly negotiable.

All towns in Bihar are connected with a micro-wave telecommunication network - thanks to the effort of Rajiv Gandhi's telecom czar, Sam Pitroda. Hence, almost all phones in Bihar are dialable directly from anywhere in India or from abroad. Of course, you have to know the codes! You will find here a code (Subscriber Trunk Dialing or STD) for all telephone exchanges in Bihar. The country code for India is 91. If you know the number of your loved one, you can easily get in touch with this information.

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