New Railway Line Project between Bahraich and Khalilabad
1.This line will provide better connectivity to Devi Patan temple, which is one of the famous 51 Shakti Peethas of Maa Durga
2.The line will promote tourism in the region.
This Line passes through Shravasti which is closely associated with the life of Gautam Buddha. Shravasti is also an important tourist centre for Jains
3. This project will generate direct employment during construction for about 57.67 lakh man-days. The total estimated cost of this project is Rs. 4939.78 crore and will be completed by 2024-25
4. Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs approves the New Railway Line between Bahraich and Khalilabad, Uttar Pradesh.
The new line serves 5 districts of Uttar Pradesh including 4 aspirational districts (Bahraich, Balrampur, Shravasti and Siddharth Nagar) and Sant Kabirnagar.