New rail route from B'lore to Chamarajanagar

MP to appeal to Railway Minister for more trains

New rail route from B'lore to Chamarajanagar

MP R Dhruvanarayana said that with the Centre and State governments giving approval, a new rail route will be introduced between Bangalore and Chamarajanagar, soon.

Addressing a press meet here on Sunday, he said the governments have approved 142 km rail route and also sanctioned the necessary funds. The project to be taken up on the Bangalore-Kanakapura-Kollegal route to Chamarajanagar, is estimated at  Rs 1,382.78 crore, he said.

The Chief Minister too has directed to identify land for the same and speed up the works. Union Railway Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge will participate in the foundation stone laying ceremony in the first week of February, Dhruvanarayan said.

The project was estimated at Rs 297 crore in the year 1996, and has seen a massive cost escalation. Works are in progress to identify lands for running goods train, he added.

In all 36,000 Izzat passes have been distributed in the State, out of which 6,000 passes have been distributed in the district. 

He would appeal to Kharge to introduce more rail routes to the district centre, he added.Road development

Funds amounting to Rs 48 crore has been released for development of roads at Yalandur, Chandakavadi, Masagapura, Chamarajanagar, Gundlupet, Santhemarahalli road. The works will begin within a month, he said.

Under Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojane, Rs 35 crore has been released for the district and tender process was in progress, he said.

A maternity hospital has been sanctioned at a cost of Rs 10 crore for Santhemarahalli and Nanjangud and there is a plan to begin the Kendriya Vidyalaya in the coming academic year.

Lake road

The MP said that Rs 1.5 crore has been released for the development of the road that passes over Bendaravadi lake in the taluk. 

Performing bhoomi puja for the same, he said that the road has been widened from five metres to seven metres for smooth flow of traffic.

MLA C Puttarangashetty, gram panchayat president Mahadevamma and others were present.

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