Mysuru, July 7:- “Though the Mysuru-Bengaluru railway track doubling work began during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, the UPA government couldn’t complete it in the next 10 years. After getting mechanisation and electrification permission from the then railway minister D V Sadananda Gowda, the Tipu Sultan’s armoury was shifted and the track doubling work was completed at a cost of Rs 13 crore. All the achievements of the Modi government is in the book ‘Pradhani Modi Mysurige Kottiddenu? Pratap Simha Tandiddenu?’ We are giving this book to the well-known people of the constituency,” said Member of Parliament P Pratap Simha at a press meet held at a private hotel in the city on Saturday.
“National president of the party, Amit Shah inaugurated the campaign to explain the works of the central government in New Delhi on May 27. I handed over the books to Suttur Seer Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji, Rajamatha Dr Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, novelist Prof S L Bhyrappa, Dr C P Krishna Kumar, actors and businessmen. I handed over a copy of the book to Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar on Saturday. On the lines of Passport Seva Kendras in Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Hubballi and Gulbarga, we have started one in Mysuru and more than 20,000 people have received passports. We have started Vishwamanava Express train between Mysuru and Bengaluru to ease the daily pressure. Mysuru – Udaipur Palace Queen and Mysuru – Varanasi train services have begun. Mysuru has become the first Braille-enabled railway station. Battery cars, escalators, e-toilets and subways have been made available. Largest satellite terminal of Karnataka has been announced at 347 acres of land at a cost of Rs 798 crore at Naganahalli. Water collection in Amruth scheme, development of a park at Lingambudhi Lake, flyover at a cost of Rs 19 crore at Hinkal are in the pipeline. Mandakalli Airport in Mysuru is also functioning,” Simha said.
BJP city president Dr Manjunath B H, former minister Kote Shivanna, MLA S A Ramadas, secretary Satish, media in-charge Prabhakar Shindhe and others were present. (MR/KS).