Nitish seeks rly land for road to connect proposed airport
elevated four-lane road connecting Patna with the proposed airport at Bihta near here.
Stating that Bihta Air Force Station would be upgraded to a civil airport soon, Kumar said the state government has suggested to the National Highways Authority of India construction of an elevated road and also hand over land for the purpose.
He was addressing a function organised to inaugurate and lay foundation stones for a slew of railway projects in the state.
Kumar also sought Goyal help in expediting work on the remaining portion of Neura-Sheikhpura rail line which, he said, would prove to be very useful for running goods trains.
While appreciating the Centre's plan to run high-speed trains in the country, Kumar shared the experience of his Japan visit where he saw bullet trains passing through heavily congested areas, and hailed the Japanese technology.
"We have decided to make a peace circuit, especially those places which are associated with Lord Budha. We want to run semi high-speed train on it. The state government has invited a team from Japan on its own expense for the purpose.
He also suggested the Centre open a railway university at Jamalpur in Munger.
A host of Union ministers such as R K Singh, Giriraj Singh, Ashwini Choubey, Ram Kripal Yadav and Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi and his cabinet colleagues were also present on the occasion.
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