Cabinet okays DPR for suburban railway

Cabinet okays DPR for suburban railway

The state Cabinet on Wednesday approved a detailed project report prepared by RITES for implementing 440 km of suburban rail network for Bengaluru.

Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting, Law Minister T B Jayachandra said the project is estimated cost Rs 10,949 crore. The plan is to have a suburban rail network between Bengaluru and Mandya, Bengaluru and Yeshwantpur, Yeshwantpur and Tumakuru, Yeshwantpur and Yelahanka, Yelahanka and Baiyappanahalli, Yelahanka and Chikkaballapur, Yelahanka and Doddaballapur, Bengaluru and Bang­arpet and Kunigal and Soladevanahalli.

He, however, refused to disclose how the government is planning to mobilise funds for the project. The Cabinet also approved a proposal to lease out BBMP property measuring 50x28 sq ft in Agrahara Dasarahalli to Sri Muneswara Temple Trust for 30 years.

Other desicions

*Procuring medical equip­m­e­nt and furniture for various government-run health institutions at a cost of Rs 22 cr
*Upgrading tertiary cancer care centre in Mandya at a cost of Rs 56.18 crore
*Construction of Basav­esh­wara museum at Kudalasan­gama in Bagalkot district and taking up developmental works at Basavana Bagewadi at a cost of Rs 44.94 crore
*Providing free laptops to SC/ST students in first grade colleges (for first year students), government polytechnics and engineering colleges
*Withdrawing all police cases filed against farmers agita­t­ing over the Mahadayi iss­u­e

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