District Magistrate, Araria

Narendra Kumar Singh , I.A.S.

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Araria at a Glance

Araria is situated at the northern part of Purnia and Medhepura in Bihar. Borders of Araria are surrounded by Nepal in northern side, Kishanganj in eastern side and Supaul at western side. The district came into existence by division of Purnia district on Makar-Sankranti day of 1990. District border is adjacent to border of Nepal, so the district is important in terms of security. Jogbani is the last point of Araria and after that "Virat Nagar" district of Nepal starts. For transportation both train and road media's are available. Araria contains two bucs terminals one at '0' mile and second in city. Buses for most of the districts are available and as well as for internal blocks too. Train facility is now in the form of broad gauge track. This track ends one side to the Katihar, which is a big and important junction from where trains to all over India are available, other end of track is Jogbani the last point of Indian rail.

Nearest Railway Station :Araria court & Araria(R S)
Distance from Purnia : 42 Km.
Nearest Airport :Bagdogara
Distance from Nepal : 42 Km.


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