Progressive Bihar - Finally the sleeping giant is waking up

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Friday, February 13, 2009

27.9% of new trains for Bihar - Interim Railway Budget 2009

The new trains (12 of the 43 introduced this budget), will definitely add to the comfort of the people of Bihar and will add to the growth initiatives taken up by the present government in Bihar.

More trains means better connectivity from the state. It's ironical that Bihar has got 27.9% of the trains in the last budget of the current central government whereas Bihar had not got a single train when our Railway minister Mr. Lallu Prasad Yadav had presented his first railway budget as part of the present central government, in 2004-05.

I am happy to see that overtime Mr. Lallu Prasad Yadav has also started thinking about the progress of Bihar and has started contributing to it too. If I have my say, I hope that Mr. Lallu Yadav gets to become the railway minister again in the new government that will be elected at the centre this year. Atleast he was able to start thinking for the people of Bihar after being in the railway ministry for just one year. After all it took him just his 2nd railway budget (of 2005-06)to realize that he can do something for Bihar from the centre and he ended up introducing two new trains from Bihar. It just took one year for him in the Railways Ministry to start thinking atleast something for Bihar but in 15 years of his rule in Bihar he never was able to think for any development of Bihar. (This shows that the central government is more suited for Mr. Lallu Prasad Yadav and not the state government)

So I vote that Mr. Lallu Prasad Yadav continue being involved in Central politics as he atleast does something for Bihar from there and leave the state level politics in Bihar to the state government currently in place. This would mean a joint development of Bihar both from within the state and from the Centre.

I hope Mr. Ram Vilas Paswan is also seeing what the other 2 are contributing for the state and starts doing something for Bihar too. After all he is also a powerfull minister in the current central cabinet and will be a powerfull minister in the central cabinet in the next ministry too, no matter who comes to power at the centre.

There are more details about how many trains were started, etc, in the last 5 years, in the following article from times of India

12 of 43 new trains for Bihar


  1. It is really good to note that Lalu has done this for Bihar and has not been led by Bihar bashing journalists. They criticize every move by a Bihari politician to bring even small developments to Bihar as provincialism while ignoring action by so called progressive leaders like Chidambaram whose sops have ensured 95% of mobile phones used in India are manufactured in TN!

    Incidentally, the lone flight between Mumbai and Patna was cancelled in January this year in spite of the generally full status of the flight and now one has to go via Delhi to reach Patna!

  2. Yes increasing the railways infrastructure will also go a long way in the growth of Bihar. I also want to see more rail routes coming up and not just increase in the number of trains. As an example the train from Bangalore to Patna takes 52 hours which is ridiculous when the same journey can be covered in less than 40 hours or so if the government plans the route well. Unfortunately that has not happened.


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