Patna: Emboldened by the success of the first leg of the Seva Yatra,Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is slated to kick-start the second phase of the yatra from April 18 to showcase and review the implementation of development schemes executed in the state.

The first phase of his yatra was started on November 9, 2011 from West Champaran district. In-course of his yatra Nitish had visited 10 districts over two months.

During the second leg of his tour, Nitish is expected to stay two to three days in each district of the state. This time the Chief Minister will also make surprise inspection of various government departments.

He believes that this kind of exercise is very rewarding as it gives him a deep insight into the problems of the common man. Besides, it gives him an idea about how the government is functioning at the ground level.

He will also make random visits to villages in order to get a clear picture of the ongoing welfare and development schemes.

Throughout the yatra, the Chief Minister’s Office will be moving along with him so that there are no hassles in taking decisions on urgent matters.

Nitish Kumar has undertaken five such yatras in the past also. His first such yatra was the Nyay yatra which took place in 2005 after the then Governor Buta Singh recommended dissolution of the Bihar Assembly. His other yatras include Vikas yatra, Pravas yatra, Vishwas yatra and Dhanyavad yatra etc.

The officials of the Chief Minister’s Office said that the main purpose of organizing these yatras is to get a feedback of the government’s works.

Nitish will also pay a visit to Mumbai in the second week of April to participate in the Bihar Shatabdi Utsav celebrations.

(JPN/Bureau)