Bengaluru suburban rail project gets Railway Board’s nod

The Extended Railway Board (ERB) of the Indian Railways has given approval to a dedicated suburban railway service for Bengaluru, the capital city of Karnataka.

Bengaluru Central MP PC Mohan, while speaking to The News Minute, confirmed the development and said the Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav is also likely to fly down to Bengaluru in the coming days to meet Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.

The news portal quoted Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya as saying, “This is an important bureaucratic milestone. We have achieved the penultimate step. Now, this will be submitted for approval from the cabinet committee.”

It is to be noted that various citizen groups in the city had been persistently urging the government to start the service as a solution to the city’s growing traffic problem, especially in the high density IT Corridor along the Outer Ring Road.

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