Karnataka govt turns down Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s rail infrastructure proposals

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who was in Bengaluru on Sunday in search of collaboration to construct rail and highway connectivity in his state, needed to return empty-handed because the Karnataka authorities turned down his proposals.

After a bilateral dialogue with Vijayan, held as a part of the southern regional council assembly, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai stated, “The federal government of Kerala sought co-operation for its varied railway tasks, together with the Kanhangad-Kaniyur Rail Line, and freeway tasks. The proposed Kanhangad-Kaniyur rail line undertaking has a 40-km route in Kerala and 31 km in Karnataka. Nevertheless, this undertaking shouldn’t be very useful for Karnataka.”

“Moreover, it is going to move by means of the biodiversity-rich and ecologically delicate areas of the Western Ghats. So, the Kerala CM was clearly informed that it was not potential for the state of Karnataka to present prolonged co-operation for this undertaking,” the Karnataka chief minister added.

Bommai stated Vijayan additionally introduced up the outdated Thalassery-Mysuru rail line undertaking and was strictly informed that it isn’t potential to present permission for a similar because the proposed rail route will move by means of the Bandipur, Nagarhole nationwide parks and trigger nice injury to wildlife there. The Kerala chief minister had proposed the development of an underground rail route which was additionally rejected outright in view of environmental injury throughout the development section.

As well as, Vijayan proposed to extend the variety of buses operated through Bandipur Nationwide Freeway at evening from two to 4. This proposal too was rejected, Bommai stated.

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