Patna: The Bihar government has prepared a blueprint to run high-speed train between Patna and Bodh-Gaya, one of the biggest Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world. The 100 km route between Patna and Bodh-Gaya will pass through Rajgir and Nalanda, CM Nitish Kumar’s Assembly constituency.
Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar will embark on his 4-days visit to Japan on February 18 during which he is likely to sign a deal for a mini-bullet train project.
Sources said that the entire route will be underground. A high-level delegation of Bihar government will also accompany Nitish on the crucial Japan tour to finalise the road map for the project.
Observers believe that Nitish, who is facing relentless attacks from Lalu Prasad’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) ever since he walked out of the Grand Alliance or Mahagathbandhan last year, will use the high-speed train project as his major achievement in the next Assembly election in the state.
Apart from the ambitious project, the Bihar government is also aiming to finalise record number of deals with Japan which will bring huge investments in the state from the foreign country, reports said.