Ashok Rajpath (Hindi: अशोक राजपथ) is a road in Patna, the capital of Bihar.[2] It is named after Ashoka, an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from ca. 269 BCE to 232 BCE.[3] It connects Patna with Patna city or Patna Sahib. Starting roughly from Golghar, it run parallel to the river Ganges, and terminates at the Didarganj. It is a busy road owing to the presence of markets on one side and educational institute of Patna University on the other side.[4] It has several historical places either side of it, like Golghar, Gandhi Maidan, Christ Church, Kargil Chowk, Patna University including Patna Science College , Patna College and other colleges, PMCH, National Institute of Technology, Patna, Pathar Ki Masjid, Government Polytechnic Patna-7, Takht Shri Harmandir Saheb etc. The area is patrolled by the Pirbahore PS of Patna Police.[5]

Ashok Rajpath
Ashok Rajpath is located in Patna
Ashok Rajpath
Ashok Rajpath
Location in Patna, India
Ashok Rajpath is located in Bihar
Ashok Rajpath
Ashok Rajpath
Ashok Rajpath (Bihar)
Coordinates: 25°37′11″N 85°10′43″E / 25.61972°N 85.17861°E / 25.61972; 85.17861Coordinates: 25°37′11″N 85°10′43″E / 25.61972°N 85.17861°E / 25.61972; 85.17861
Country India
 • SpokenHindi, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Planning agencyPatna Metropolitan Area Authority
Civic agencyPatna Municipal Corporation

Famous landmarksEdit


This road passes through one of the congested areas of the city where traffic at time can be very challenging.[6]


  1. ^ Ashok Rajpath, PATNA
  2. ^ School students block roads in Patna Zee News. Retrieved 14 June 2010
  3. ^ Thapur (1973), p. 51.
  4. ^ Ashok Rajpath All Set To Revamp The Patna Express. Retrieved 24 October 2007
  5. ^ Bomb scare on Ashok Rajpath The Times of India. Retrieved 23 February 2013
  6. ^ New road to ease Ashok Rajpath snarls - Fifteen-month deadline for 6-km stretch from Gai Ghat to Rajendra Nagar The Telegrapgh (Calcutta). Retrieved 23 April 2012