The residents of 18 panchayats fall under Maiguli and Bikhna villages of West Champaran in Bihar. There is a stretch of railway line that passes through these Panchayats from Bhikna Thori to Narkatiaganj. Bhikna Thori station is the last station on the Indian side before the Indo-Nepal border. The stretch is narrow and hence it has been shut down for up gradation into a larger line.
Trains used to pass three times a day through this narrow stretch before it was shut down, serving the residents of these villages. Today, the end of train service in this corridor is causing troubles to commuters who were solely dependent on it. The laborers who go to Nepal in search of seasonal work and school-going students find it difficult to commute on road due to high rates under which tempo travelers provide service and also due to the terrible conditions of the roads through which these vehicles ply.
Community Correspondent Tanju Devi urges the viewers to contact the Divisional Railway Manager of Samastipur , Bihar who is available at +91-6274222217 and pressurize him to make necessary short-term travel provisions for these people until the up gradation of railway lines is completed.
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