Railways orders inquiry into cheating case

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Hubli, Apr 10 (UNI) South Western Railway Genral Manager Praveen Kumar today said that a departmental inquiry has been ordered to go into the cheating of of 84 rural aspirants with rs 1.13 crore by Chief Ticket Collector S Siddaiah.

Mr Praveenkumar told reporters here today that siddaiah had allegedly pocketed the money promising them jobs in D group in 20007.

He said that since police are investigating in the matter, SWR will extend all cooperation to them.

Gadag-Bijapur guage conversions will be thrown open to traffic at the fag end of May 2008, he said.

He said that Rs 1000 crore has been earmarked in the current budget for the developments in SWR and complete guage conversion and doubling of main lines of Hospet, Londa-Margao, Bangalore-Tumkur, Bangalore-Ramanagar, Mysore-Chamrajnagar.

He said that the works will be completed by 2009.

Shifting of Hubli-Goods shed to Navalooru (Suburb of Hubli-Dharwad twin cities) will be completed by July 2008, he said.

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