Karnataka Chief Minister Rejects Kerala Rail Challenge Proposals

Mr Bommai mentioned Mr Vijayan had come to the state to carry bi-lateral talks.


Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai at the moment clarified to his Kerala counterpart that it isn’t attainable to take up any improvement work in ecologically delicate areas, and in wildlife sanctuaries.

Speaking to reporters right here after assembly Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at his official residence on Sunday, Mr Bommai mentioned Mr Vijayan had come to the state to carry bi-lateral talks as determined within the Southern Area Council assembly. The federal government of Kerala sought co-operation for its numerous railway tasks together with the Kanhangad-Kaniyur rail route, and different freeway tasks.  

The proposed Kanhangad-Kaniyur rail line venture has a 40 km route in Kerala and 31 km in Karnataka. Nevertheless, the Karnataka Chief Minister made it clear that this venture is just not very helpful for Karnataka. In addition to, it should cross via the wealthy biodiversity and ecologically delicate areas of the Western Ghats, he mentioned.

“So, the Kerala CM was clearly instructed that it was not attainable for the State of Karnataka to provide prolonged co-operation for this venture,” Chief Minister Bommai added.

The Chief Minister additional mentioned Mr Vijayan additionally mentioned the previous venture of the Tellicherry-Mysore railway line route, and he was strictly instructed it isn’t attainable to provide permission because the proposed rail route will traverse via Bandipur and Nagarhole Nationwide Parks, and it’ll trigger nice injury to wildlife. The Kerala Chief Minister proposed the development of an underground rail route, however that too was rejected as it will injury the setting in the course of the building actions, Mr Bommai mentioned.

The Kerala Chief Minister was knowledgeable that presently, two buses are operated in the course of the night time through the Bandipur Nationwide Freeway, however he sought permission to permit 4 buses and that proposal was additionally rejected, Mr Bommai identified.

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