PM Modi to inaugurate Kosi rail mega bridge in Bihar on Friday


New Delhi, September 16

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation the “historic” Kosi rail mega bridge via video-conference on Friday and in addition inaugurate 12 rail tasks associated to passenger services in Bihar, his workplace stated.

Modi has both inaugurated or laid the muse stone of quite a few growth tasks within the poll-bound state in the previous couple of days with sources saying that the entire value of those infrastructure and different programmes could be about Rs 16,000 crore.

The Prime Minister’s Office stated on Wednesday that the ‘Kosi Rail Mahasetu’ (mega bridge) is a watershed second within the historical past of Bihar as it’ll join the area to the North East and described it as historic.

In 1887, a meter gauge hyperlink was constructed between Nirmali and Bhaptiahi within the area nevertheless it was washed away throughout the heavy flood and extreme Indo-Nepal earthquake in 1934, the PMO stated, including no try was made to revive this rail connectivity for an extended interval as a result of meandering nature of Kosi river.

The mega bridge mission was sanctioned by the Union authorities throughout 2003-04.

It is 1.9 km lengthy and its building value is Rs 516 crore, the PMO stated.

“This bridge is of strategic importance along the India-Nepal border. The project was completed during the COVID-pandemic where the migrant labour also participated in its completion,” it added.

The 12 different rail tasks, which Modi may even inaugurate, embrace a brand new railway bridge on the Kiul river, two new railway traces, 5 electrification tasks, one electrical locomotive shed and third line mission between Barh and Bakhtiyarpur.

The inauguration of Kosi rail mega bridge will fulfil the 86-year-old dream and an extended wait of the individuals of the area, the PMO stated.

The prime minister may even flag off the Saharsa-Asanpur Kupha prepare from the Supaul station.

Once the common prepare service begins, this could show to be extremely useful to Supaul, Arariya and Saharsa districts, making it simpler for these on lengthy distance journey to Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai.

He may even inaugurate the railway electrification tasks of Muzaffarpur– Sitamarhi, Katihar–New Jalpaiguri, Samastipur-Darbhanga-Jaynagar, Samastipur-Khagaria, and Bhagalpur-Shivnarayanpur sections, the PMO stated.

Assembly polls in Bihar are slated to be held in October-November, and the Election Commission is anticipated to announce the schedule someday this month. PTI



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