Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has said that the government had released Rs. 500 crore towards cost sharing of railway projects in the State.

He was here on Saturday to inaugurate the new city railway station.

Mr. Shettar promised help for expediting ongoing railway projects. He requested Minister of State for Railways K.H. Muniyappa to take steps to withdraw the criminal cases filed against people like Patil Puttappa while participating in agitations demanding implementation of various railway projects.

Pralhad Joshi, MP, urged Mr. Muniyappa to release Rs. 12 crore for completing the remaining works in the new railway station.

Mr. Joshi stressed the need for providing space for the city buses on the railway station premises so that they could pick up and drop passengers.

Mr. Puttappa appealed to the Minister to run the Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express via places in Karnataka, take steps for launching a Hubli–Ankola railway line and to hold a meeting of railway zonal managers in Hubli to clear pending issues regarding running of trains.

Veeranna Mattikatti, former Chairman of the Legislative Council; Ashok Kumar Mital, general manager, South Western Railway; Pandurang Patil, Hubli–Dharwad Mayor; Virabhadrappa Halaharavi, Chandrakanth Bellad, and Shankar Patil Munenakoppa, MLAs; Shrinivas Mane, and Mohan Limbikai, MLCs; and Prema Komardesai, president of Dharwad Zilla Panchayat, were among those present.

  • ‘Rs. 500 cr. released towards cost sharing’

  • ‘Withdraw cases against those who took part in stir’