Special Correspondent

BANGALORE: Minister for Public Works H.D. Revanna on Wednesday reviewed the progress of various railway projects in the State.

Addressing presspersons here, he said gauge conversion between Bangalore-Ramanagara, Bangalore-Hassan and Bangalore-Mysore would be taken up on priority. A sum of Rs. 16.15 crore had been released for Ramanagara-Mysore gauge works, the Minister said.

A new railway line between Munirabad in Koppal district and Mahbubnagar in Andhra Pradesh would be taken up at an estimated cost of Rs. 700 crore, Mr. Revanna said.

The State Government was planning to establish an institute of rural management on the campus of the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research at Hesaraghatta on the outskirts of Bangalore.

Of the 1,000 acres belonging to the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, 100 acres would be set aside for the institute of rural management, Mr. Revanna added.