To pay tribute to Dashrath Manjhi, who is popularly known as Bihar’s ‘Mountain Man’, Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu is planning to build a railway line to his village Gehlore in Gaya.
Manjhi had carved a road out of a hillock over two decades ago so as to connect his village to rest of the neighborhood.
Many believe Manjhi walked along the railway line from Gaya to New Delhi so as to meet then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and tell her about his dream.
After meeting Indira, Manjhi not only succeeded in carving out the road alone but did it with just a chisel and a crowbar. The effort took him over 22 years to complete.
The news about railway connecting Manjhi’s village was broken by the Indian Express, who said Prabhu would now explore if a line could be laid there.