TN CM urges PM to sanction new railway projects for state

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Chennai, Feb 21 (UNI) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to sanction four new projects and a guage conversion project for the state in the ensuing Railway Budget.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Mr Karunanidhi urged him to sanction laying of a new track from Ennore Port to Puttur exclusively for carrying cargo, new railway lines connecting Erode and the temple town of Palani, and from tourist resort of Mamallapuram to Cuddalore via Puducherry and an additional line between Villuppuram and Dindigul and guage conversion between Madurai and Bodinaickanur and ensure that these were included in the ensuing Railway Budget.

Today's letter to the Prime Minister followed repeated letters sent by the Chief Minister to the Centre on new railway projects for the state, an official release said.

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