Prior to the announcement of Lok Sabha elections, politicians promised citizens that all hurdles related to the suburban railway network had been cleared. However, the suburban railway network that citizens were promised at a cost of ₹22,242 crore will be delayed as the central government has directed the Rail Infrastructure Development Company (Karnataka) Limited (K-RIDE) to revise the detailed project report (DPR).
The central government asked K-RIDE to consider factors like reducing the number of stations in the core city area and ensuring that the suburban rail network does not overlap with Namma Metro lines.
In a letter dated April 10, 2019, the Ministry of Railways conveyed the decision taken by the Prime Minister’s Office on the suburban rail project to K-RIDE. Read More