‘Implement suburban rail project immediately’


‘Implement suburban rail project immediately’

Expressing deep anguish over the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) ordering that the city’s suburban rail project be reworked, representatives of 35 citizen groups met Divisional Railway Manager A K Verma and submitted a letter to him, to be sent to the Union Railway Minister and PMO.  The participants demanded the withdrawal of the PMO’s directive and demanded that the project be implemented immediately.

A report in TNIE on May 18 said the PMO had asked that the detailed project report of the suburban rail be reworked, a move that would further delay the project. Speaking to TNIE, co-founder of Citizens For Bengaluru Srinivas Alavilli, who was leading the delegation, said, “The PMO’s decision is devastating. It feels like a betrayal for Bengaluru. The lack of political alignment between the Centre and the state has landed the city on the losing end.” Read More

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