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PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Rs 516 crore Kosi Rail Mahasetu in poll-bound Bihar in the present day

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the historic Kosi Rail Mega Bridge in Bihar on Friday (September 18, 2020). The bridge is 1.9 kilometres lengthy and has been constructed at a value of Rs 516 crores.As per an announcement launched by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the Kosi Mega Bridge challenge was sanctioned by the ruling centre authorities in 2003-04. 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 mentioned. “This bridge is of strategic importance along the India-Nepal border. The project was completed during the COVID-19 pandemic where the migrant labour also participated in its completion,” the assertion mentioned.
Calling the inauguration of the Kosi Rail Mahasetu a watershed second in Bihar’s historical past, the assertion identified that the bridge will assist in connecting Bihar and adjoining area to the North East. 
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. Since then no try was made to revive this rail connectivity for an extended interval as a result of meandering nature of Kosi river, the PMO assertion mentioned.
Apart from Kosi Rail Mega Bridge, PM Modi will even inaugurate different rail initiatives which embrace a brand new railway bridge on the Kiul River, two new railway traces, 5 electrification initiatives, one electrical locomotive shed at Barauni and a 3rd line challenge between Barh-Bakhtiyarpur, in response to an official launch.
The prime minister will even flag off the Saharsa-Asanpur Kupha practice from the Supaul station.
The railway electrification initiatives of Muzaffarpur-Sitamarhi, Katihar-New Jalpaiguri, Samastipur-Darbhanga-Jaynagar, Samastipur-Khagaria, and Bhagalpur-Shivnarayanpur sections will probably be inaugurated.
Earlier, the PM had inaugurated and laid the inspiration stone of numerous improvement initiatives within the poll-bound state of Bihar with sources pegging the whole price of those infrastructure at nearly Rs 16,000 crore.
Meanwhile, Bihar will acquired to polls in October-November, and the Election Commission is anticipated to announce the schedule quickly.

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