Electrification of Bakhtiarpur-Rajgir Railway Route
•Manpur – Tilaiya – Bakhtiyarpur is a missing link between two electrified corridors of Mughalsarai – Patna – Bakhtiyarpur –Sitarampur – Howrah (Delhi-Howrah main line) and Mughalsarai-Gaya-Dhanbad-Sitarampur-Howrah (Grand Chord).
•The proposed section is a shorter route for transportation of coal to National Thermal Power Corporation’s Barh thermal power plant.
•Coal will be fed through this route from Tori-Shivpuri collieries of Central Collieries.
•Apart from Coal, this section also carries Fertilizers, Food Grains, Cement , Salt etc.
`•After electrification of entire section, there will be seamless flow of electric trains in this section as traction changes/detentions at Manpur and Bakhtiyarpur ends would be eliminated.
Source : PIB