One of BJP’s campaign slogans from the 2019 Lok Sabha campaign is finding resonance with the masses, nearly two years after Narendra Modi had once again become Prime Minister.
Locals from the town of Nirmali in Bihar raised “Modi hai to Mumkin Hai” slogans after a railway engine reached their village after a gap of 87 years, reported News18. The train was performing the speed test on completion of the construction of the railway line from Asanpur-Kupha to Nirmali on the Saraigarh-Nirmali railway line. Locals thronged to the station to see the train arrive into their hometown.
Nirmali village hasn’t has a railway line since an earthquake had struck Bihar in 1934, and had destroyed the small gauge line which connected it to Supaul. Because of this, the train service between Nirmali-Saraigad had been stopped. On 6 June 2003, the then-Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee laid the foundation stone of Mahasetu bridge on the Kosi River. Railway service was restored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while inaugurating the Asanpur Kupaha station on 18 September 2020.
Officials say that the Nirmali railway station is already ready to begin operations. When the test train reached the station, railway officials welcomed it with a puja. Officials said that the department would soon be informed about the success of speed trials, after which the date and time of passenger train operation will be determined. According to the officials, a passenger train would soon start operating soon till Nirmali. And Nirmali’s locals, deprived of a rail line for 87 years because of an earthquake, will once again be able to use India’s train services from their hometown.