The MoR has inaugurated a 28 km section between Hansdiha and Barapalasi in Jharkhand. The section will reduce the distance between Rampurhat and Bhagalpur by 156 km. Apart from this, an alternative route from Rampurhat and Bhagalpur, which will reduce the distance between the two places by 27 km, will also commence operations. The MoR also inaugurated the 26.5 km Thiruvalla-Chengannur stretch, a part of the Chengannur-Chingavanam line-doubling project. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 1.92 billion.