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