Moily raises development issues with Centre

New Delhi, Dec 29 | Updated: Dec 30 2006, 05:40am hrs
Creation of new rail divisions for Mangalore, strengthening of Bangalores commuter rail system and completion of a few pending rail and highway projects, were issues taken up by former Karnataka chief minister M Veerappa Moily with Central leaders on Friday.

During his meeting with railway minister Lalu Prasad, Moily took up the commuter rail system to Bangalore city, Gadag-Shollapur gauge conversion project, Kottur-Harihar new broad gauge railway line and the Hubli-Ankola new railway line on a joint venture and cost-sharing basis.

The ministry had sanctioned Bidar-Gulbarga, Munirabad-Mehaboobnagar and Shimoga-Telguppa railway lines, the senior Congress leader said. Moily, who is also chairman of the Administrative Reforms Commission , also took up the issue of upgradation of various highway projects with Union minister for road transport and highways T R Baalu. It include, providing concrete road to a section of National Highway 48, strengthening National Highway 17 and upgrading Bagalkot-Bhanagar stretch.