Tamil Nadu urged to expedite land acquisition for ongoing railway projects

Three months after meeting Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami regarding land acquisition for ongoing railway projects in Tamil Nadu, Southern railway general manager R K  Kulshrestha called on Tami

Published: 15th February 2018 04:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th February 2018 05:30 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Three months after meeting Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami regarding land acquisition for ongoing railway projects in Tamil Nadu, Southern railway general manager R K  Kulshrestha called on Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan at the Secretariat on Wednesday.

During the meeting, railway officials sought the State government’s coordination to complete much-delayed on-going railway infrastructural projects including Velachery-St Thomas Mount MRTS work, Tambaram-Chengalpattu third line, merging MRTS with Metro and other doubling and gauge conversion projects proposed in Tamil Nadu.

Railway officials urged the State government to expedite land acquisition work as several  projects were delayed. They also communicated to the State government the railway board’s  decision that doubling and gauge conversion works would be taken up by Railways only if land required for the project is handed over to it by the State government.

The General Manager was accompanied by Chief Administrative Officer L Sudhakar Rao and Principal Chief Electrical Engineer S Ramasubbu. Railway officials met the CM late last year.

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  • S Balasubramanian

    Nothing great had happened in the last 5 months. can you publish an update for the regular readers like us
    3 months ago reply
  • Swaminathan

    The state government is not serious about this matter. Public should pressurise the government and persuade the litigants whose lands have to be acquired to come to a settlement. Courts should give clear direction to the government on compensation.
    3 months ago reply
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