Jainagar, Bihar

Jainagar (also spelled as Jaynagar) is a town and a notified area of Madhubani district in Bihar, India. It is situated on the holy Kamala River and has road and rail connections to Bihar's main cities Patna and to Nepal. The Jainagar is connected by Nepal Railways to Janakpur in Nepal. The local language is Maithili.

As of 2011 India census,[1] Jainagar had a population of 1,77,556. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Jainagar has an average literacy rate of 58%, slightly below the national average of 74.04%. Male literacy is 98%, and female literacy is 88%. 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Jainagar is located in Bihar
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 26°35′33″N 86°08′14″E / 26.59250°N 86.13722°ECoordinates: 26°35′33″N 86°08′14″E / 26.59250°N 86.13722°E
77 m (253 ft)
 • Total177,556
 • OfficialMaithili, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91 6246
ISO 3166 codeIN-BR
Vehicle registrationBR32
Lok Sabha constituencyJhanjharpur
Vidhan Sabha constituencyKhajauli


  1. ^ "Towns & villages of Jainagar CD block in Madhubani district of Bihar, India". Census2011.co.in. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
List of National Highways in India (Old numbering)

The list of National Highways in India gives a region wide listing of the Indian Highways, a class of roads maintained by the National Highways Authority of India. These are the main long-distance roadways in India and one of the highly used means of transport in India. They play a significant role in the Indian economy.

The National Highways, the majority 2 lane (one in each direction), constitute a total of about 65,569 km (40,743 mi), out of which 5,840 km (3,630 mi) to be converted into "Swarna Chathuspatha" or Golden Quadrilateral, a project commenced by the NDA Government led by Mr.Atal Bihari Vajpayee.(Source, The Hindu, Dt. 7 June 2008 : K. H. Muniyappa, Union Minister of State for Surface Transport) of which 4,885 km (3,035 mi) are median-separated express highways. In some more developed areas it may broaden to 4 lanes. Closer to big cities, highways can even be of 8 lanes. Highways in India are around 2% of the total road network in India, but carries nearly 40% of the total road traffic. The National Highways (Amendment) Bill, 1995, provides for private investment in the building and maintenance of these arteries of India.

The longest National Highway is the NH 7 which is from Varanasi to Kanyakumari passing through Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu covering a distance of 4,572 km (2,841 mi), as of Sep 2011 as per National Highways Authority of India [1]. The shortest National Highway is the NH 47A (5.9 km (3.7 mi)), which connects Kundanoor Junction of maradu in Kochi city to the Kochi port at Willingdon Island. India has the distinction of having the world’s highest drivable highway connecting Manali to Leh in Ladakh, Kashmir.

List of National Highways in India by old highway number

This is a list of National Highways of India, prior to their renumbering in 2010–11. For the list of current highway numbers see List of National Highways in India by highway number.


Marukiya is a village in Madhubani district, Bihar State, India. It is situated in the khajauli block,31 KM towards North from District head quarters Madhubani and 176 KM from State capital Patna and it is close to major towns like Jaynagar, which is further connected to India's main cities and to Nepal. It belongs to Darbhanga Division. The local language is Maithili.

National Highways in Bihar

Bihar has length of 4,838.8 km(as on 30.06.2017 ) National highways.

Province No. 2

Province No. 2 (proposed names: Madhesh, Mithila or Bhojpura) (Nepali/Maithili: प्रदेश नं० २) is a province in the southeastern region of Nepal that was formed after the adoption of the Constitution of Nepal. It is Nepal's second most populous province, and smallest province by area. It borders Province No. 1 to the east, Province No. 3 to the north, and India to the south. It has an area of 9,661 km2 (3,730 sq mi) with a population of 5,404,145 per the 2011 Census of Nepal, making it most densely populated province of Nepal.The Koshi River and Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve acts as provincial demarcation border between Province 2 and Province 1 in the east. And the demarcation line between Chitwan National Park and Parsa National Park (previously Widlife Reserve) acts as provincial demarcation border between Province 2 and Province 3 in the west.

The province includes eight districts from Saptari District in the east to Parsa District in the west. The majority of the province's population speaks Maithili, Bhojpuri, Bajjika and Nepali.The Capital city, a sub-metropolitan city of Janakpur, also known as Janakpurdham, is a centre for religious and cultural tourism. It is also thought to have been the capital of the Videha dynasty that ruled Mithila region in ancient times.The first urban planned municipality of Nepal, Rajbiraj, is also the oldest municipality of the Terai belt of Nepal. The town is believed to have been named after the ancient Rajdevi temple, which dates back to the 1700s. The metropolitan city of Birgunj is an economically important industrial centre and the only metropolitan city in the province.As per a 17 January 2018 cabinet meeting, Janakpur has been declared as the interim capital of Province No. 2. Mohammad Lalbabu Raut Gaddhi is the current Chief Minister.

Transport in Bihar

This article deals with the system of transport in Bihar, both public and private.

Cities and towns in Darbhanga Division
Darbhanga district
Madhubani district
Samastipur district
See also
Cities and towns in other Divisions
Railways in the North-east and Eastern India
National network/
trunk lines
Branch lines/ sections
Lines around Kolkata
Defunct lines revived/
under revival
Defunct lines
Production units/
Transit points
with Bangladesh
Indian railheads
near India–Nepal border
Railway companies
See also

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