Ahead of the Railway Budget, Union Minister for Corporate Affairs M. Veerappa Moily has submitted a memorandum to Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, listing various demands.

In a press release, Mr. Moily said funds were sought for the Munirabad-Mahaboobnagar line via Raichur and the ongoing work between Nelamangala and Sravanabelagola line. New trains should be announced between Sholapur and Bangalore via Gulbarga and Raichur; Bijapur and Mangalore via Gadag and Sakleshpur; Sholapur and Mangalore; Bangalore and Goa via Mangalore, and Udupi and Karwar.