New Delhi: With the Group of Ministers (GoM) giving the go-ahead for the Bangalore metro rail, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Saturday said an expert committee will be set up soon to prepare a report for the implementation of the project.

A committee will be constituted to look into technical aspects, including where the facility should be overhead and underground, and the approximate investment to be made, he told presspersons here.

The technical committee will look into whether monorail will be suitable for Bangalore. It will study improvements to the transport system to make it compatible with the metro rail system.

Mr. Kumaraswamy said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has promised to attend the ceremony for laying the foundation stone for the Rs. 23,000-crore petrochemical project in the State soon after the Parliament session.

Ministry expansion

Mr. Kumaraswamy said the Ministry will be expanded in the first week of April. ``All vacancies will be filled,'' he added.

He said that by April first week, legislators will be appointed to head about 70 corporations. He declined to answer the question whether the Janata Dal (Secular) will forge an alliance with any party in Tamil Nadu in the Legislative Assembly elections in that State. ``I am associated with administration only. The party chief will take a decision on that matter (alliance),'' he said.

However, he said the Janata Dal (Secular) will not align with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Tamil Nadu. PTI

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