Local train service gets a push

Money has been allotted for the railway projects proposed between Shimoga-Harihar, Kudachi-Bagalkot, Whitefield-Kolar, Gadag-Haveri, Tumkur-Davangere, Bijapur-Shahabad, Dharwad-Belgavi, Thalaguppa-Honnavara, Hassan-Bangalore, Kadur -Chikmagalur- Saklespur and doubling work between Arasikere and Birur and guage conversion work between Kolar and Chikballapur.

On the move to fund half the cost (Rs 500 crore) of the proposed local train services from Bangalore to other parts, the DRM said, “As the State government has come forward to provide its share for the proposed local train services, a Special Purpose Vehicle to introduce these services on Private Public Partnership model would be set up shortly.”
On the planned routes, another official said that the routes between Bangalore and Doddaballapur, Bangalore and Anekal and Bangalore and Kengeri are being looked into.
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