Bengaluru suburban rail gets closer to reality as state govt now buckles under poll pressure


Bengaluru suburban rail gets closer to reality as state govt now buckles under poll pressure

The state cabinet on Monday cleared the decks for the suburban rail network in Bengaluru by approving the revised conditions for the joint venture of Karnataka government and the ministry of railways.

Under poll pressure, with the intent of not being projected as stalling the key Bengaluru traffic decongestion project, the state cabinet is said to have “mutually” agreed to the revised conditions.

According to sources, the government has agreed to six revised conditions which include bearing the costs for private land acquisitions which may be required over beyond the railways land for the project.

On Tuesday, the state government agreed to the cost of acquisition of private lands with a rider of “minimising it as far as possible”. Read More

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