Bihar to see rapid development of rail network, Rs 8505 crore allocated

Last Update: February 04, 2023, 16:23 IST

A press conference was organized at Danapur DRM office on Friday to discuss the Rail Budget.

A total of 87 railway stations in Bihar will be renovated under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme.

Bihar has received a budget allocation of Rs 8505 crore for development of railway network, renovation of stations and other projects. after union budget 2023 Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav announced the total fund allocation for Bihar on Friday while giving a presentation in Parliament on 1 February. The minister told a press conference that the budgetary allocation for railway projects in the state has been increased by 7.5 times as compared to Rs 1132 crore allocated between 2009 and 2014.

A total of 87 stations will be redeveloped across the state under the scheme of Amrit Bharat Stations. According to East Central Railway (ECR) officials, Rs 296 crore of the total budget will be provided to Gaya, Rs 442 crore to Muzaffarpur, Rs 221 crore to Motihari and Rs 262 crore to Sitamarhi for renovation of stations and other projects.

A press conference was organized at Danapur DRM office on Friday to discuss the Rail Budget. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav also attended the meeting through video conferencing.

Minister said that Indian Rail The projects will be implemented in collaboration with the state government. The minister said that the selected stations would be equipped with modern facilities for the passengers.

Danapur Railway Divisional Manager Prabhat Kumar said that Rs 8505 crore allocated under the Rail Budget for 2023-2024 will be used for procurement, construction and redevelopment projects. He said that about Rs 1518 crore would be spent on construction of new line, Rs 2950 crore on laying double line, Rs 141 crore on construction of travel facility yard and other projects. A total of 21 changes have been planned where the entire budget will be utilised.

DRM Prabhat Kumar also informed that Rs 20 crore has been arranged for Bihta to Aurangabad rail line, Neura to Daniyawan, third rail line from Sitaram station to Kiul, as well as funds for expansion and completion of several rail line projects. has been made available.

According to DRM, Rs 275 crore will be given for Koderma to Tilaiya section and Rs 300 crore for Fatuha to Islampur. Apart from this, Rs 65 crore has been allocated for road safety from upper and lower bridges, Rs 800 crore for renovation of rail track and about Rs 80 crore for bridge tunnel and other such works.

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