Patna is an ancient city that sprawls along the south bank of the Ganges River in Bihar, northeast India. The state capital, its home to Bihar Museum, a contemporary landmark exhibiting bronze sculptures and old coins from the region. Nearby, Indo-Saracenic style Patna Museum displays a casket believed to contain the Buddha's ashes. Close to the river, the Golghar is a domed colonial granary overlooking the city.
The Air Rescuers provides air ambulance service in Patna. Patna Airport (official name Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport) is classified as a restricted international airport. The arrival of several low-cost carriers and a number of new destinations have caused a growth in air traffic in recent years, as has an improvement in the situation with regard to law and order. For the period April to December 2009 the airport ranked first in a survey of 46 airports in the country in terms of percentage growth of domestic passengers as well as domestic aircraft movement. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has proposed to develop a civil enclave at Bihta Air Force Station to serve as the new airport for Patna. The military airfield lies 40 kilometers (25 mi) southwest of Patna, in Bihta.
The Air Rescuers provides rail ambulance service in Patna . Patna is served by several railway stations located in different areas of the city. The Patna Junction railway station is the main railway station of the city, and one of the busiest railway stations in India. Patna lies in between New Delhi and Kolkata on Howrah Delhi main line, which is one of the busiest rail routes in India. Patna Junction is directly connected to most of the major cities in India. The city has four additional major railway stations: Rajendra Nagar Terminal (adjacent to Kankarbagh), Patliputra Junction (near Bailey road), Danapur (near western outskirts) and Patna Sahib (in Patna City area). Danapur is the divisional headquarters of East Central Railway zone's Danapur railway division. Patna is well connected with neighboring Gaya, Jehanabad, Bihar, Sharif, Rajgir, Islampur through daily passenger and express train services. India's longest road-cum-rail bridge, Digha Sonpur bridge has been constructed across river Ganges, connecting Digha, Patna to Pahleja Ghat in Sonpur. The bridge was completed in 2015; it is 4.55 kilometers (2.83 mi) long and therefore the longest road cum Rail Bridge in India and one of the longest in the world.