The City Patna
the capital city of the state of Bihar in India. It is the largest in Bihar and second largest in eastern India after Kolkata. It had an
estimated population of 1.68 million in 2011, making it the 19th largest
city in India.
is well connected to New Delhi and Kolkata via air.
There are various direct flights from New Delhi and Patna and from Kolkata to
Patna. Patna Airport is commonly known as Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport, located 11 kilometres
away from NIT Patna, the conference venue. It is the 18th busiest airport in India,
and the annual passenger traffic increased by 32 per cent in the 2015-16. 13 acres of land near the Patna
airport will be used for construction of a world-class two-storey terminal building, and in lieu of that 11.35 acre
of land in Aneesabad, Patna will be transferred to Bihar Government by Airports Authority of India.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has proposed to extend the terminal for sustaining air operations at
least till 2035 and handle 30 lakh passengers per annum. A new terminal building would be constructed and
connected to the existing building via skybridge. In addition, the AAI has planned to develop a civil enclave at
Bihta Air Force Station, 20 kilometres away from Patna, to cater to larger aircraft. In October 2016, Bihar cabinet
approved the Patna master plan which envisages development of a new airport at Bihta. Bihar government is acquiring
126 acres of land for construction of the new airport.
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Patna Junction is a major railway station of Bihar. Besides Rajendranagar Terminal, Patliputra Junction it is one of the main railway station situated in the heart of the city.
The Patna Junction railway station is connected to most of the major cities in India by the railway network. Patna lies in between New Delhi and Kolkata which
is one of the busiest rail routes in India. Patna has trains running frequently to Delhi and Kolkata. The city is a major railway hub and has six major stations.
Patna is well connected with Gaya, Jehanabad Biharsharif, Rajgir, Islampur through daily passenger and express train services.
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The city is served by several
major road highways and state highways, including National Highways 19,
30, 31, and 83. Patna is 1,015 KM (631 mi) East from Delhi, 1,802 KM
(1,120 mi) North East from Mumbai and 556 KM (345 mi) North West from
Kolkata. Luxury bus service between Patna and several neighboring cities
is provided by the Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation and the
Bihar State Road Transport Corporation.
Institute of Technology Patna (NIT Patna), formerly Bihar School of
Engineering and Bihar College of Engineering, is a public engineering
institute located in Patna (capital state of Bihar), India. It has received
the status of NIT from the Government of India in 2004. It is an
autonomous institute which functions directly under the Ministry of Human Resource
Development, Government of India.