HYDERABAD: Apart from the Multi-Modal Transit System (MMTS) phase two project under a revised budget, the government is putting forth four other new projects to the Railway Board. While reiterating the commitment to pick up two-thirds cost of phase two, it has offered to pick up half the project cost for these works.

Under the reduced cost for MMTS phase two, the Government will bear Rs. 427.33 crore while Railways’ share will be Rs. 213.66 crore with total cost at Rs. 641 crore (617 km). New lines are proposed between: Nadikudi-Srikalahasti (Rs. 1,310 cr – 309 km), Bhadrachalam-Kovvur (Rs. 745 cr-151 km), Manganur-Ramagundam (Rs. 770 cr - 200 km) and doubling as well electrification of line on the Vijayawada -Gudivada-Machilipatnam-Bhimavaram route (Rs.746 cr - 175 km).

Chief Minister K. Rosaiah has consented to the government sharing 50 per cent of cost at a meeting with senior officials of related departments on Monday, official sources said.

A formal letter is also to be sent to Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee and all MPs are also slated to meet her later this week to press her to clear the projects.