<b>XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, <i> Session II (Winter Session) </i> </b>
XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, Session II (Winter Session) Tuesday, December 7, 1999/Agrahayana 16, 1921 (Saka )

Type of Debate: MATTERS UNDER RULE- 377
Title: Need to provide more railway facilities at railway stations falling in Aurangabad district of Bihar.

SHRIMATI SHYAMA SINGH (AURANGABAD, BIHAR): Sir, I would like to draw the attention of the Government towards the pitiable condition of various railway stations in Bihar particularly in Aurangabad district in Central Bihar.

The condition of A.N. Road Station, Phaser Railway Station and Rafiganj Railway Station in Bihar are bad. Not even a single job of renovation, modernisation and expansion have been undertaken in the last several years. Platforms are in a dilapidated condition, and there is no waiting room-retiring room facilities available at these stations, due to which the general commuters have been affected badly.

People from Aurangabad have been continuously demanding for the past several years that important trains such as "Poorva Express", "Kalka Mail" and "Doon Express" may be permitted to halt at A.N. Road, Rafiganj and Phaser Railway Stations respectively in my constituency in Aurangabad.

In view of all this, I would urge upon the Government to pay special attention towards the renovation, modernisation and expansion of various railway stations falling in the Aurangabad district of Bihar.