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Construction : Web Exclusive | July 2013 | Source : Construction Update

Rail projects in Karnataka get additional Rs 6 bn funds

In 2013-14, the central government would spend an additional Rs 300 crore on railway projects in Karnataka, while the state government would contribute an equivalent amount for these projects.

Thus, a total of Rs 600 crore would be spent on rail projects in the state during the current financial year over and above what was budgeted.

The Union Railway budget 2013-14 allocated Rs 900 crore for rail projects in the state. Including electrification and doubling of tracks, it would top Rs 1200 Rs 1300 crore, Union Railway Minister M Mallikarjuna Kharge informed reporters.

Indian Railways would try to complete Kadur-Chikmagalur, Kolar-Chikkaballapura, Gadwal-Raichur, and Bidar-Gulbarga projects in the state.

The state government has promised to resolve disputes relating to land acquisition that hampered rail expansion on a priority basis, Kharge said.

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