“These projects, which is worth almost Rs 3,000 crore, will not just strengthen Bihar’s rail network but will also strengthen West Bengal and eastern India’s rail connectivity. I congratulate everyone,” Modi said after inaugurating multiple rail projects.
He claimed the pace of the work was slow which was sped up only after 2014.
The Railway Ministry in a statement said it is a watershed moment in the history of Bihar and the entire region connecting to the northeast. The ministry said that the 1.9 km-long project was sanctioned by the Centre during 2003-04. The bridge has been constructed at a cost of Rs 516 crore.
The Saharsa-Asanpur Kupha demo trains from Supaul station were flagged off on the day. The regular train service will benefit Supaul, Arariya and Saharsa districts.