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Transport in Sonbhadra

Renukoot railway stationSonbhadra district in Uttar Pradesh is one of such rare districts or the only district in the whole of India that forms its boundary with four other neighboring states namely Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The well-versed transport facility of the district makes it easiy to reach these neighboring states and any other parts of India without much trouble. The district which is the second biggest in Uttar Pradesh is well-equipped with three main means if transportation that is roadways, railways and airways.

Muirpur Airport

The Mayurpur airport or the Muirpur airport is sited in Muirpur locality of Sonbhadra district which is at a distance of 12 km from Renukoot. It is a private airport owned by the popular Aditya Birla Group. It is operated by Hindalco power plant and by the civil government. The airport is elevated at a height of 1122 feet above sea level which is about 342 meters and the airport has its coordinates at 24°07'33 North latitude and 083°02'36 East longitude. The runway is grounded at Asphalt surface and it is of length 4665 feet with 1422 m. The basic reason for this airport's establishment is to serve the NPTL and UPRVUNL power plants in Uttar Pradesh, for the very same reason the airport is built on the banks of Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar Lake. The main power plants for which the airport is used for are Vindhyanagar NTPC, Shaktinagar NTPC, Pipri UPRVUNL, Rihandnagar NTPC, Renusagar UPRVUNL, Obra UPRVUNL, Anpara UPRVUNL, Singrauli, Renusagar Hindalco and few more. Apart from power plants the airport also serves the district headquarters and the Northern coalfields Limited- NCL. The other major airports nearby Sonbhadra are Varanasi airport at 98 km and Bamrauli airport at 177 km.

Railway Stations in Sonbhadra

The district own many railway stations in Robertsganj, Renukoot, Chopan, Obra Dam,
Churk, Duddhinagar, Biili Bari, AgoriKhas, Lusa, Khairahi etc. All these railway stations connect important cities and towns in Sonbhadra through railway lines and they also connect the district with its neighboring districts and states. From Sonbhadra through railways Patna, Delhi, Allahabad and Ranchi can be reached very easily. The Robertsganj railway station with station code “RBGJ” operates under Allahabad junction and it has stoppings for nearly 10 express trains. The station operates trains to Jammu, Raurkela, Barwadih, Singrauli, Delhi, Hatia and other major cities like Allahabad, Bareilly and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

Robertsganj railway station: Tagore Nagar, Robertsganj, Uttar Pradesh- 231216

The Renukoot railway station with station code “RNQ” operates under Dhanbad junction and it has stoppings for nearly 14 express trains. The station operates trains to Jammu, Patna, Ajmer, Singrauli, Delhi, Kolkata, Howrah, Bhopal and other major cities like Chunar and Chopan in Uttar Pradesh.

Renukoot Railway station: Railway Station Rd, Renukoot, Uttar Pradesh- 231208

Major train running through Sonbhadra district are Triveni Express (14370, 24370), Jharkhand express (12873, 12874), Tata Jat express (18101), BSA intercity Express (13346), and Howrah BPL Express (13026, 13025).The Mughalsarai junction railway station is the nearby major railway station from Sonbhadra.

Bus Service in Sonbhadra

Bus forms an important means of local and outstation transportation in Sonbhadra district. The bus depots in Sonbhadra operate tourist and travel buses to the nearby important cities and neighboring states. The district also has the UPSRTC bus service. Here is the list of bus depots in Sonbhadra.

Ghorawal Bus Station
Robertsganj, Uttar Pradesh- 231216

Sonebhadra Depot
Robertsganj, Uttar Pradesh- 231216

Robertsganj Private Bus Stand
State Highway 5A, Kamarhi
Robertsganj, Uttar Pradesh- 231216

Ramgarh Bus Station
MDR 160E, Tagore Nagar
Robertsganj, Uttar Pradesh- 231216

Madhupur North Bus Station
State Highway 5A
Madhupur, Uttar Pradesh- 231216

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