Patna: Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday inaugurated 132-km Manpur-Tilaiya-Rajgir- Bakhtiarpur section under the East Central Railway through videoconferencing. Junior railway minister Manoj Sinha, who was in Patna on the day, inaugurated an advanced ‘cardiac catheterization laboratory’ at railway superspecialty hospital at Karbigahiya end.
Sinha also inaugurated newly built Nawadih-Kawad rail line, a stretch of about 33km. He announced that two pairs of DEMU trains would run on this section. The Nawadih-Kawad section is a part of the Koderma- Giridih new line project. Of the 111-km stretch, railways has so far opened 86-km stretch for running passenger trains, the minister said and added the railway ministry has allocated adequate funds to Bihar for development work of railways in the 2015-2016 fiscal year.