Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
inaugurated Rs 180 crore Rajgir-Tilaiya railway line at
Rajgir, besides two road overbridges here Tuesday.
The new railway line would ease the problem of the people
travelling to Tilaiya in Jharkhand and would help in supply
of coal to the NPC unit at Barh, he said at the inaugural
programme at Rajgir in his home district of Nalanda.
"It will also help reduce the cost of per unit energy
production from the plant because the freight charges of coal
to be transported will come down significantly," he said
adding the new rail route will facilitate movement of around
36 rakes of coal per day.
Advising the people to board trains after buying valid
tickets, Kumar, who had served as Railway Minister said had he
been in office now he would not have allowed trains to move
ahead even an inch till the passengers bought tickets for
The Rajgir-Tilaiya rail line would be extended upto
Koderma in Jharkhand, he said.
He also flagged off 544/545 new Danapur-Rajgir passenger
trains on the occasion and later inaugurated two road
overbridges at Agamkuan and Secretariat here.
While Rs 42 crore was spent on construction of the road
overbridge at Agamkuan, Rs 43 crore was spent on the other at
Deputy Chief Minister S K Modi, Health Minister
NK Yadav, Road Construction Minister Prem Kumar, besides top railway officials of East Central Railway (ECR) were present
on the occasion. ECR general manager A P Mishra also spoke.