CM meets Railway Minister:Seeks more rakes for supply of coal

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar

The issue of providing more rakes for supply of coal was discussed with Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav.

The Minister has assured that he would instruct the concerned in the Railway Board to resolve the issue, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.

Speaking to media persons after meeting the Railway Minister,Bommai said,the State Chief Secretary would speak to the Chairman of Railway Board in this regard.

Implementation of Railway projects

Replying to questions on delay in implementation of Central projects in the state and delay by the state government in according clearances for road and railway projects,Bommai said,GST exemption for STRR Roads project has been approved,talks are on over issues related to land acquisitions,railway projects are being implemented on a 50:50 cost sharing basis between the Centre and State.

Funds for railway projects are not released at one go in a single year.It is being released on priority basis in phases.

Though funds have been released for some railway projects, the hitches in land acquisition cause the delay some times.

Action is being taken to resolve issues related to land acquisition,” Bommai said.

Health Infrastructure

The Chief Minister also met Union Health minister and discussed Covid situation in the state. “I have requested special grants to ramp up medical infrastructure in the state and he has agreed for that,” Bommai said.