Prime Minister Narendra Modi
said Bihar is reaping huge benefits due to the modernization efforts in
Railways. A sum of rs 45000 crores have
been invested in, Electric Loco Factory has been set up in Madhepura and Diesel
loco factory in Marhaura both in Bihar.
Mr.Modi dedicated the historic
Kosi Rail Mahasetu to the Nation and inaugurated new Rail Lines and
Electrification Projects in Bihar for the benefit of passengers through video
conference from Delhi.
People of Bihar to be proud most powerful electric
locomotive manufactured in Bihar said PM
He said people of Bihar would
be proud that the most powerful electric locomotive in India - 12000 horsepower
locomotive is manufactured in Bihar. Bihar's first loco shed has also started
functioning which would maintain electric locomotives.
Railway works in process in Bihar
The Prime Minister said today
almost 90 per cent of the rail network in Bihar has been electrified. More than
3000 kilometers of railways have been electrified over a period of last six
years since his government came to office.
About Seven hundred kilometers
of New Railway lines have been commissioned in the state during the last six
years and another One thousand kilometers of new railway lines are being laid
through massive investment in the state.
With the introduction of
Hajipur - Ghoswar - Vaishali rail line, Delhi and Patna will be connected by
direct rail service. This service will give a lot of boost to tourism in
Vaishali and new jobs will be created.
He said work on the Rs One Lakh
Crore dedicated freight corridors is going at a faster pace and about 250 km
length of the corridor would fall in Bihar. The rest will be other parts of Northern
and Western India. After this completion of this project, the problem of delay
in passenger trains will be reduced and the delay in the movement of goods will
also be greatly reduced
Rail projects to strengthen Bihar’s rail network and also
strengthen West Bengal and Eastern India’s rail connectivity
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
said a new history has been created in the field of rail connectivity in Bihar.
He said projects worth about Rs 3000 crore like inauguration of Kosi Mahasetu
and Kiul Bridge, electrification projects,
and a dozen of new job creating projects were also launched.. These
projects will not only strengthen Bihar’s rail network but also strengthen West
Bengal and Eastern India’s rail connectivity.
Due to the commissioning of
these two rail bridges, the travel between North and South Bihar has eased and
this has initiated a new momentum for development especially in North Bihar.
The Prime Minister said like
Kosi Mahasetu, a new rail route on Kiul River with the electronic interlocking
facility trains will be able to run at the speed of 125 kilometers per hour on
this entire route. He added electronic interlocking will ease the movement of
trains on the main line from Howrah-Delhi and will provide relief to unnecessary
delays and travel would be safer.