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Oct 30 2011 (4:27PM)  Railways to inaugurate new rail line during Chhath (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)

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PATNA: To provide relief to the people travelling to reach their destinations during the Chhath festivities, the railways have promised to start passenger traffic on the Katihar-Manihari BG rail line under Katihar division of Northeast Frontier Railway without further delay.At the initiative of chief minister Nitish Kumar, railway minister Dinesh Trivedi said on Saturday that traffic on this rail line would be started during Chhath. Nitish rang up the railway minister and urged him to open the line for railway traffic to provide relief to the people of the region during this festival.This rail line project was approved when Nitish was the railway minister. The CM told Trivedi that Katihar-Manihari line was ready and its safety inspection has been made by the commissioner of railway safety (CRS). Only its formal inauguration was awaited.The opening of the line and beginning of railway traffic on it will be a boon for the...
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people of that region who have been waiting for its inauguration. The railways converted the 27 km metre gauge (MG) into BG from Katihar to Manihari and after certification by the CRS, the goods trains were also run. However, the running of the passenger train got delayed for one reason or the other. Meanwhile, Nitish has urged Delhi CM Sheila Dixit to declare public holiday in Delhi on November 1 in view of Chhath festival. In a letter to her, he said that a big number of Biharis, who work in Delhi and observe fast on Chhath for two days, would be relieved if there is a holiday on Tuesday.
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