CM seeks speedy completion of railway projects in the state
Nitish Kumar Friday urged the Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee for completion of various railway projects in Bihar in time as well as run new trains on different routes in the state.
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Friday
urged the Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee for completion of
various railway projects in Bihar in time as well as run
new trains on different routes in the state, including a high
speed Duranto Express between Patna and New Delhi.
In a letter to the Railway minister outlining his wish
list from the railway budget from the fiscal year 2011-12,
Kumar demanded that all railway projects in Bihar be completed
in a time-bound manner in the interests of the state and
extended his government`s cooperation and necessary
assistance to the railway authorities in this regard.
He urged Banerjee to commit sufficient fund in this
fiscal year`s railway budget for the ongoing and incomplete
projects in Bihar, including railway lines, wheel
manufacturing plant at Chapra, diesel locomotive manufacturing
unit at Marhouwra, greenfield electric loco manufacturing
plant at Madhepura.
Among his other demands, the chief minister has urged
the railway minister to sanction a high speed Duranto express
between the state capital and the national capital, besides
trains between Bhagalpur-Bikaner, Patna-Dehradun,
Muzaffarpur-Pune, Rajgir-Howrah, extension of Gaya-Chennai
train to Bangarluru.
Kumar has further urged the railway minister to
include Gaya and Hajipur stations for developing them into
world class stations and time-bound completion of rail-road
bridge at Digha.