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July 19, 2024



Uttara Kannada Railway Seva Samiti thanks everyone for support to clinch the case in High Court

Karwar : Uttara Kannada Railway Seva Samiti thanked everyone who have supported for clinching the case in Karnataka High Court for restarting the work of Hubli-Ankola Railway project.
The President of the Samithi George Fernandes informed in a Press Meet here recently that the Ministry of Railways informed the Karnataka High Court that it will submit a revised proposal for the Hubballi-Ankola Railway Line Project as per the recommendation made by the committee constituted by the National Board for Wildlife.
Recording the submission made by the Railways in the form of an affidavit, the division bench of Chief Justice Prasanna B Varale and Justice MGS Kamal disposed of a batch of PILs filed against the decision taken by the Karnataka State Board for Wildlife to go ahead with the project.
Expressing concern over the diversion of 595.64 hectares of forest land in Karwar, Yellapura and Dharwad divisions for the construction of a new Broad Gauge Railway line between Hubballi and Ankola, the petitioners have challenged the proposal.
The Secretary of the Samithi Rajiv Gaonkar said that it was a big win against the ‘Pseudo Environmentalists’ who were obstructing the Hubli-Ankola Railway Project by dragging the matter in the High Court.