Briefing reporters about the Cabinet decision, Law Minister T B Jayachandra said the government has released Rs 25 crore for acquiring land for the project. The project will be implemented by the Railways. But the State government has to give land, water and power free of cost, besides sharing 50 per cent of the project cost. The State government’s share is estimated to be Rs 700 crore, he added.
Besides, the cabinet decided to appoint an Assistant Commissioner rank officer exclusively for acquiring lands required for implementing railway projects in the State, he added.