Hyderabad: The Railway Ministry is in favour of settling down all land acquisitions for laying new rail lines in the state.
Minister of State for Railways K H Muniyappa who had earlier attended a review meeting on Railways with Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and concerned officials at the Secretariat on Tuesday as part of his schedule visit, desired that any irritants on land acquisitions would be cleared for completing the Railway lines within the stipulated period.
Speaking to the media persons later, Mr Muniyappa said that his Ministry was ready to see that the disputes be solved at other places also provided Revenue Minister N Raghveera Reddy held monthly review meetings with the railway officials to clear off all hurdles en route.
Mr Muniyappa said that he had asked the Chief Minister to sanction 2000 acres for completing some lines in the state which the latter had agreed to concede.
The Pargi, Vikarabad and Makthal railway line survey would be completed by January 2012 and works would be taken up, Mr Muniyappa said.
Earlier Chief Minister N Kirankumar Reddy chaired a review meeting on railway line constructions in the state in the presence of the Minister of State who was accompanied by the railway officials. Revenue Minister N Raghuveera Reddy and state officers concerned were also present.
The Chief Minister is understood to have issued orders to ensure construction of rail lines including the Metro Rail as scheduled. Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy also directed that where required the endowments lands be acquired with the permission from the High Court.
The MoS was also requested to take steps for expediting works in respect of new railway lines to be laid in the state.
Earlier, Mr Muniyappa had told media persons at Parigi mandal in Ranga Reddy district that a new railway line will be constructed from Vikarabad to Maktal in Mahabubnagar distict via Parigi.
The Minister of State said the government has proposed to extend the Vikarabad-Mahabubnagar railway line up to Matkal via Parigi.
Mr Muniyappa said the works for the new railway line would be started soon once the officials submit a feasibility report to his Ministry by January next.
He said the Ministry has give principal approval for conducting survey of 12 pending lines in the state.(INN)