Centre gives green signal for Hubballi – Ankola railway route but environmentalists stand in way
The Union government is ready for Hubballi – Ankola railway route projects, but environmentalists are opposing the project, says Prahlad Joshi
Dandeli: The Centre has given its nod to Hubballi – Ankola railway line projects. In what comes as pleasant news for the people of the district, environmentalists have opposed the idea of the project.
Union minister Pralhad Joshi said, “The wait for the people of the district has come to an end but the environmentalists have opposed the idea and have approached the green tribunal to oppose the project.”
“The Modi government is all set to go ahead with the Hubballi – Ankola railway line project. But the delay in the execution of the project is not due to the government.”
State railway minister Suresh Angadi spoke to the media and said, “The Modi government has ambitious projects to develop the railway network in the country in a span of 10 years. The government has set aside Rs 50 crore budget for the development of railways.
Suresh Angadi also stressed on how the union government is trying its best to develop the railway network with WiFi and CCTVs across the country.
“Till date 6,000 railway stations have gained access to WiFi and CCTVs have been installed. In the next few months, all the railway stations will have access to WiFi and CCTV cameras. PM Modi’s vision is to make train travel pleasant for the common man. Also, railway ticket prices have been slashed to help people commute more” said Suresh.
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MLA RV Deshpande and MP Anant Kumar Hegde should discuss the Hubballi – Ankola railway line project with chief minister BS Yediyurappa and come up with solutions to the problem. Pralhad Joshi and I will extend complete support for the railway project, assured Suresh Angadi.
With environmentalists opposing the railway project, the people of the district will have to wait longer for the railway project to be executed.