Karnataka: Railway minister Piyush Goyal urges CM Yediyurappa to deposit outstanding dues of Rs 847.02 crore amid Covid-19 pandemic | Bengaluru News

BENGALURU: Union railways minister Piyush Goyal has written a letter to Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa to deposit an excellent share of Rs 847 crore for varied railway initiatives within the state.
Nonetheless, timing of the letter to the cash-strapped state authorities amid the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a public outcry on social media.
In a letter to CM dated Might 3, Goyal mentioned: “Railways have taken up 16 initiatives on value sharing foundation in Karnataka, an quantity of Rs 847 crore is excellent in direction of share of Karnataka authorities in these value share initiatives”. Additional, he acknowledged that: “Non deposition of value share by Karnataka authorities is affecting execution of value sharing initiatives within the state”.
He additionally requested to expedite the method of land acquisition and early handing over the land to railways for the initiatives and in addition for deposition of excellent share of Rs 847 crore.

Goyal additionally urged for deposition of matching state share for monetary yr 2021-22 for value sharing initiatives in Karnataka. Goyal mentioned: “Railways have taken up 36 initiatives (21 new strains and 15 doublings) costing Rs 49,536 crore protecting a size of 4,529 Km, falling totally/partly in Karnataka. These initiatives are in numerous levels of planning/sanction/execution”.
He mentioned railways had deposited Rs 80.63 crore for acquisition of 608.21 hectares of land for 3 railway initiatives: doubling of Hospet-Hubballi-Londa-Tinaighat-Vasco-da-gama(352 Km) , 207-km Tumakuru- Rayadurga new line through Kalyanadurga and Ginigera and Raichur new line, however land is but to be handed over by state authorities. “Non-acquisition of land is leading to delay in execution of initiatives beside blockage of railway’s capital with the state authorities which in any other case might have been utilized for execution of initiatives within the state” mentioned Goyal.

Krishna Mysore, a netizen wrote on Twitter “GOI should hand over KA tax share, compensation in direction of pure calamities and help covid19 administration. Arm twisting your individual social gathering state authorities for petty political causes won’t go unnoticed by folks of the state (sic)”. Sanjeev Dyamannavar, a commuter rail activist mentioned: 4 initiatives talked about within the listing together with Bidar – Gulbarga, Kadur – Chikmagalur, Kottur – Harihar and Ramanagara – Mysuru have been accomplished a very long time again. It’s principally associated to the price escalation portion the place the state authorities is probably not prepared to share value”.

A senior South Western Railway official mentioned the railway ministry has been conducting critiques and sending letters in regards to the excellent quantities to all states to scale back delays in railway initiatives within the state. “Some initiatives may need been accomplished a very long time again however the state authorities should have did not deposit its share of challenge value” he provides.

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