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

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

Mr. Kumar said he had also written a letter to Ms. Banerjee asking her to make provisions for sufficient budgetary allocation for executing 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.

Mr. Kumar said there were several projects sanctioned earlier which had 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 include Harnaut workshop, Patna Ganga rail-cum-road bridge, Kosi bridge, setting up wheel manufacturing plant at Chapra, 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.