Talks to be held with Railway Ministry for Kurudwadi Workshop

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Mumbai, Jul 31 (UNI) Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has said the proposal for extension of the Railway Workshop at Kurudwadi, that was sent to the Railway Ministry, will be followed up and discussions will be held on the same.

Mr Deshmukh, while speaking at a meeting on the issue, held at Mantralaya yesterday, said, ''Kurudwadi is the 'Gateway of Marathwada', where a huge SRP centre, hospitals and markets are available. Pomegranate, grape and cereals are especially exported from here. Therefore, the present Railway Workshop should be extended.'' He also urged the officers to submit a proposal to the Railway Ministry.

MPs Babanrao Shinde and Dhanajirao Sathe, who were also present at the meeting, said the workshop, where 300 workers were engaged, would be extended and repair of broad gauge, railway compartments and engines would be carried out, generating employment oppurtunities.

The Chief Minister said narrow guage railway has been shut down.

Hence, the Municipal Council has demanded the land for railway line. To avoid encroachment of this land and pursue development work, a proposal should be sent and followed up accordingly, he added.

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