Narendra Modi In Bihar: State Has Shown Most Improvement In Swachh Bharat Mission, Says PM

Developed at Madhepura's Electric Locomotive Factory, the high-speed train is the first big Make-in-India project completed by Alstom of France.

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Narendra Modi In Bihar: State Has Shown Most Improvement In Swachh Bharat Mission, Says PM

PM addressed nearly 20,000 "Swacchagrahis" in Motihari.

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lauded the success of the Swachh Bharat Mission in Bihar, saying that over eight lakh toilets were built in the state in last week alone. "I salute the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi present inside every individual today. Those who say that history does not repeat itself, can come here and see this picture of mass movement," PM Modi said while addressing 20,000 "Swacchagrahis" or cleanliness ambassadors who have been camping in Motihari to take part in today's programme. PM also flagged off the first run of the Champaran Humsafar Express, connecting Katihar and Old Delhi. Champaran Humsafar Express will facilitate faster, safer and comfortable journey experience for the common man of North Bihar. The train will run bi-weekly - Tuesdays and Fridays -- covering a distance of 1,383 km.

Developed at Madhepura's Electric Locomotive Factory, the high-speed train is the first big Make-in-India project completed by Alstom of France. The electric locomotive, with a 12,000 horsepower engine, will have a maximum speed of 120 km per hour, according to Alstom.

Here are the highlights on PM Modi's Bihar visit:


Apr 10, 2018
15:00 (IST)
In Bihar, PM Modi Lauds Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi For Swachh Bharat Initiatives
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar for leading the Swachh Bharat mission in India." 
Apr 10, 2018
14:07 (IST)
Apr 10, 2018
14:05 (IST)
India's first all-electric high-speed locomotive, developed at Madhepura's Electric Locomotive Factory, has also been flagged off. The train is the first big Make-in-India project completed by Alstom of France.

The electric locomotive, with a 12,000 horsepower engine, will have a maximum speed of 120 km per hour, according to Alstom. This will be the first of 40 locomotives expected to roll out of the factory by the end of March 2020. 

Under the agreement with Alstom, India will get 800 high horsepower electric locomotives over the next 11 years, at a cost of Rs. 20,000 crore.
Apr 10, 2018
13:51 (IST)
Apr 10, 2018
13:23 (IST)
Rs 6,600cr worth projects launched today will be a boon to Bihar and Champaran. Projects worth Rs 3,000 crore have been approved to prevent waste dumping in Ganga, says PM
Apr 10, 2018
13:19 (IST)
Apr 10, 2018
13:18 (IST)
PM lauds Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi for the success of the Swachh Bharat Mission in the state. "Bihar was the only state where the scope of hygiene was less than 50%. But after a week's Swachhagraha campaign, Bihar broke that barrier," he said.
Apr 10, 2018
13:15 (IST)
Apr 10, 2018
13:15 (IST)
Bihar is the state that transformed Mahatma Gandhi into 'Bapu', says PM
At the event, PM Modi says Bihar is the state that transformed Mahatma Gandhi into 'Bapu'. "Hundred years ago, people from across the country came to Champaran and worked under the leadership of Gandhi. Today, enthusiastic youngsters are working shoulder to shoulder with cleanliness workers," he says.
Apr 10, 2018
13:10 (IST)
In the last one week, more than 8,50,000 toilets have been constructed in Bihar. This is a great achievement. I congratulate the people, the 'Swachhagrahis' and the state government for this: PM
Apr 10, 2018
12:56 (IST)
PM has begun addressing the "Swacchagrahis"
  • Thousands have gathered here under the slogan of 'Chalo Champaran'. I salute the spirit, zeal and enthusiasm of the people of Bihar
  • 100 years ago, people from across the country came to Champaran and worked under the leadership of Gandhi. Today, enthusiastic youngsters are working shoulder to shoulder with cleanliness workers
  • I bow to lakhs of Swacchagrahis for their energy, passion and commitment towards the battle against insanitation and disease
  • I am very proud that the people of Bihar have once again shown their leadership ability in this journey from Satyagraha to Savachachagarh
Apr 10, 2018
12:54 (IST)


PM is now felicitating the Swachhagrahis with a shawl and Rs 51,000 cash award. The people have undertaken cleanliness drives in their respective localities.
Apr 10, 2018
11:20 (IST)
Apr 10, 2018
11:20 (IST)
Apr 10, 2018
11:11 (IST)
Apr 10, 2018
10:51 (IST)
PM Modi will attend National Convention of "Swacchagrahis around 11 am. Around 20,000 "Swacchagrahis are camping in Motihari to take part in today's programme.
Apr 10, 2018
10:28 (IST)
PM Modi was given a rose by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on his arrival at Patna airport
Apr 10, 2018
10:26 (IST)
According to police officials, PM Modi reached Patna in an Indian Air Force aircraft and will go to Motihari by a helicopter. PM will address nearly 20,000 "Swacchagrahis" or cleanliness ambassadors who have been camping in Motihari to take part in today's programme.
Apr 10, 2018
10:09 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi arrives in Bihar. He will lay foundation stone for various projects in the state and speak at a Swacch Bharat Abhiyan event. He was received upon arrival by Governor Satyapal Malik and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Apr 10, 2018
09:41 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi To Flag Off First 12,000 HP Electric Locomotive From Madhepura In Bihar
Indian Railways is all set to add the first high-speed electric locomotive to its list of transport vehicles. The electric locomotive, with a 12,000 horsepower (HP), will be flagged off from Bihar's Madhepura loco factory by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. Till now, the most powerful electric engine in India was of 6,000 HP. With the launch of this electric locomotive, India will join the elite list of countries, including Russia, China, Germany and Sweden. On the occasion of the launch, the Prime Minister will also dedicate the state-of-the art Madhepura factory, which is a high-value FDI joint venture with French rolling stock giant Alstom, to the nation."
Apr 10, 2018
09:14 (IST)
The new locomotives are aimed at bringing down operating costs for the Railways and cutting down the greenhouse gas emissions.
Apr 10, 2018
09:13 (IST)
With the launch of this electric locomotive, India will join the elite list of countries, including Russia, China, Germany and Sweden.
Apr 10, 2018
09:13 (IST)
The electric locomotive, with a 12,000 horsepower (HP), will be flagged off from Bihar's Madhepura loco factory. Till now, the most powerful electric engine in India was of 6,000 HP.
Apr 10, 2018
09:11 (IST)
In Motihari, PM Modi will address the 20,000 Swachhagrahis, who are 'foot soldiers' and motivators to implement the Community Approaches to Sanitation at the village level, a communique from his office said.
Apr 10, 2018
09:10 (IST)
According to Alstom, the all-electric locomotives will aim to bring down operating costs for the Railways and also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Apr 10, 2018
09:08 (IST)
This will be the first of 40 locomotives expected to roll out of the factory by the end of March 2020. Under the agreement with Alstom, India will get 800 high horsepower electric locomotives over the next 11 years, at a cost of Rs. 20,000 crore.
Apr 10, 2018
09:08 (IST)
The electric high-speed locomotive, developed at Madhepura's Electric Locomotive Factory. The train is the first big Make-in-India project completed by Alstom of France.
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