Railway commuters associations from the coastal districts of the State have decided to meet Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda to demand a sanction of Rs. 100 crore this year, for improvement of coastal railway lines.

A decision to this effect was taken at the meeting in Byndoor on September 18 attended by office-bearers of Karantaka Paschima Karavali Railway Yatri Abhivruddhi Samithi (West Coast Railway Commuters' Development Committee), Mangalore, Railway Yatri Sangha, Udupi, and Mookambika Railway Yatri Sangha, Byndoor. They resolved to meet the Chief Minister along with MLAs, MLCs, and MPs of the region.

In a statement, R.L. Dias, president of Railway Yatri Sangha, Udupi, said the main demand of coastal Karnataka continued to be the extension of Yashwanthpur-Kannur train to Karwar. He said the Karnataka High Court verdict was based on certain wrong information given to it.