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Govt Moots Suburban Trains

The State government has submitted a proposal to the Railways to introduce suburban trains in the existing routes, Urban Development Minister Vinaykumar Sorake said.

Published: 22nd May 2014 10:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd May 2014 10:55 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: The State government has submitted a proposal to the Railways to introduce suburban trains in the existing routes, Urban Development Minister Vinaykumar Sorake said.

He told reporters that the government has requested the Railways to introduce suburban trains between Bangalore and Mandya, Bangalore and Tumkur and Bangalore and Kolar in the first phase. This project is estimated to cost `800 crore, he added.

“We will take necessary action after railway authorities respond to the proposal,” he said. Sorake said a committee headed by IAS officer Darpan Jain has been constituted to prepare heritage-based urban development schemes with the assistance of the World Bank. Mysore has already been declared as a Heritage City and the process is on to add Udupi to the list. A number of heritage places in North Karnataka which are qualified to be declared as Heritage Cities. Development would be done without disturbing their heritage, he said.

The government is waiting for the list of Heritage Cities identified by the Department of Archaeology and Museums to take it further.

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