Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday flagged off a new train service between Danapur and Saharsa in Bihar through video-conferencing in New Delhi and said his ministry aims at connecting every region of the country with the rail network.
Besides flagging off the Danapur-Saharsa Janhit Express, Prabhu also announced the extension of three train services in Bihar and Jharkhand.
Describing the event as a “happy occasion”, he said, “We always try to cater to the demands of the people. Steps are being taken for expansion of the rail infrastructure in the state to launch more such services.”
While the daily service of Jaynagar-Saharsa Janki Express was extended up to Katihar, Patna-Murliganj Koshi Express was extended up to Purnea Court.
The service of Jasidih-Chandan passenger train was extended up to Banka. It is the first passenger train to run on the newly constructed Chandan-Banka line.
Prabhu said new trains services in these areas will improve socio-economic condition of the people of the state.