Doubling of Bangalore-Mysore rail line to be over by 2009: Minister

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Mysore, Oct 10 (UNI) Union Minister of State for Railways R Velu today announced that the doubling of rail line between Bangalore and Mysore was expected to be completed by 2009.

Speaking to reporters, after the opening of VIP rest room in the Mysore railway station here, he said that the Union Railway Minister assured to provide two third cost of the double line track.

On the Railway connection between Chamarjanagar and Mettupalayam in Tamil Nadu, he said the Tamil Nadu Government had submitted a project report in this regard, through empower committee. The 67 km convertion line between Mysore and Chamarjanagara was expected to be completed by March 2008, he added.

Survey works on railway line between Tumkur and Rayadurga, and Kottur and Hariyara were already been taken, he added.

Earlier in an interaction meeting with officials of the South Eastern Railway, Mr Velu said that the railway division had done extremely good and its main income was generated through freight. He also pointed out that there was shortage of wagons to transport iron ore.

However, the officials informed that the stake holders were ready to invest to increase the number of wagons in the division.

He also discussed about the railway line between Mysore, Talachery, Nanjangud and Nelabur, besides the Tumkur and Davanagere.

UNI

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