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A different "vanwaas"

Ramchandra Das, 53, of Gaya district in Bihar decided to counter the administration's lackadaisical attitude regarding roads. He had to park his truck far away from his house, because a mountain stood in the path. Thieves had a field day.

Das used a hammer and chisel, and kept cutting away at the mountain, and after 14 years, got himself a tunnel. He now drives his truck straight in front of his house, through the tunnel.

Local villagers, who had to trek for miles to get around the mountain are using the 14 feet (4.2 metre) wide tunnel to reach their farms.

No ministers. No inauguration. No toll. No escalation of costs.

Only a shameless Bihar administration.

"We rarely come across a man who can work so hard to achieve his goal," said a local government official, Prabhat Kumar Jha.

6 comments:

Vinod_Sharma said...

Inspiring story indeed. That something like this has happened six decades after Independence more than shames politicians and administrators. But they have skins thicker than tanks.

I will not be surprised if that tunnel has been "constructed" in govt records too and the expenditure neatly booked. After all, if money can be stolen for projects completed on paper, why would a real tunnel be left un-milked?

ramblingsbybones said...

I had read about this some time back...Inspirational...

manju said...

Wow! What a story! And this tunnel is benefiting the other villagers, too!

Happy Kitten said...

Wow!

inspired by the man's tireless pursuit....

nd yet again ashamed of the authorities...

not surprised at the nerve of this man to say thus....

"We rarely come across a man who can work so hard to achieve his goal," said a local government official, Prabhat Kumar Jha.

BK Chowla said...

With a positive approach and determination,man can achieve impossible.
Would you like to see an old movie " Naya Daur" BY b r chopra.

Solilo said...

WOW! now that's an inspiration.

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