Speaking on the occasion, Muniyappa said that Izzat passes, announced in the Railway budget, will be issued to the poor whose monthly income is below Rs 1,500. “Those who have the passes, priced at Rs 25, can avail free travel upto 100 kms in general class and second class trains.”
Muniyappa, elected from the Kolar constituency, also appealed to farmers here to stop drilling borewells to prevent the draining of underground water, a railway release said. “Find alternative methods to save water and make better use of water resources available,” he told them.
The people of Bagepalli, Chintamani and other parts were suffering from fluorosis and other diseases due to consumption of borewell water here, which contained hazardous chemicals.
The minister also inaugurated an extended Foot-over-Bridge at Bangarpet railway station.
DH News Service