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Nitish for sufficient funds for rail projects

February 09, 2010 17:33 IST

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday asked for allocation of sufficient funds for the ongoing projects and introduction of new trains in the state.

Talking to reporters here after arriving from New Delhi, Kumar said he met the Railway Minister yesterday and apprised her the need of allocating sufficient funds in the forthcoming Railway Budget for the completion of the ongoing projects in Bihar.

Kumar said he had also written a letter to Banerjee urging her to make provisions for sufficient budgetary allocations for executing the pending projects and introduction of new trains.

"I have sent a list of important sanctioned projects for Bihar which are yet to be completed," he said.

Kumar said there were several projects sanctioned earlier which had not not made expected progress due to insufficient funds.

The state government, he said, would provide all necessary assistance to railways for completion of these projects.

The list of 19 pending projects includes Harnaut workshop, Patna Ganga rail cum road bridge, Kosi bridge, setting up a wheel manufacturing plant at Chhapra, diesel locomotive manufacturing unit at Marhaura, greenfield electric loco manufacturing factory at Madhepura, rail-cum-road bridge at Munger and doubling of tracks in the remaining blocks on Patna-Gaya section.

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