Prime minister inaugurates historic Kosi Rail Mahasetu In Bihar

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News: The Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation the historic Kosi rail mega bridge in Bihar.

Facts:

  • Kosi Rail Mahasetu: It is a 1.9km long rail bridge that connects Nirmali and Bhaptiyahi(Saraigarh) in Bihar.The project was sanctioned by the Centre during 2003-04.
  • Significance: The project provides a shorter route to the Northeast.It is also of strategic importance along the India-Nepal border.