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Goyal hands over railway land to Bihar govt

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Goyal today formally handed over 71.25 acres of land of the Digha-rail line to the government at a function here.

The Cabinet had on June 26 given its nod for transfer of the land to the state's on payment of Rs 222.19 crore for construction of a four-lane road in

and a host of Union ministers, including R K Singh, Giriraj Singh, and Ram Kripal Yadav, were present on the occasion.

Goyal also dedicated the Biraul-Harnagar new rail line and gauge conversion of the Raxaul-Narkatiyaganj line to the public, besides laying foundation stone for a rail line between Supaul and Araria and inaugurating expansion of passenger trains on the Sakri-Biraul section.

The completed the formalities through video-conferencing.

Meanwhile, Goyal announced that 50 per cent of 10,000 posts to be filled in the (RPF), will be reserved for women.

CCTVs will be installed at 6,000 railway stations and in major trains, he said, adding that a mega rail bridge over the will be completed in the next 10 months.

The foundation stone for the bridge was laid by former in 2003.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 22:05 IST
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