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Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reviewed the pending railway projects in Andhra Pradesh through a video conference with Chief Secretary I.Y.R. Krishna Rao. The interaction took place under the PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation), the PM’s ambitious interactive platform which is aimed at monitoring and reviewing important program and projects.

The chief secretary briefed the prime minister of the proposed railway line between Nadikudi and Srikalahasthi, said a state government statement here. He informed Modi that the Andhra Pradesh government is proactively pursing with the railways to complete the project on time and willing to handover the acquired land. He also informed that compensatory forest land has also identified and joint inspection already been done by the state government and railway authorities.

Railway Board Chairman A.K. Mittal also briefed Modi about the project. He said total estimates were being prepared and tenders were to be finalized. He said all steps were being made to complete the project at the earliest within two years. In the railway budget for the current financial year, Rs.110 crore was sanctioned for Nadikudi-Srikalahasti line, spanning 308 km. The project is estimated to cost Rs. 2,452 crore. Appreciating the efforts made by the government of Andhra Pradesh, the prime minister suggested to the state to adopt the modern technology to complete the railway project within the estimated period.

(IANS)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Appeals MPs To Utilize Their Winter Season Well

The session would have 20 sittings spread over 29 days

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Prime Minister Naredndra Modi on Monday appealed to all MPs at an all-party meeting to utilize the winter session of Parliament well as it will be the last full-fledged session before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Addressing an all-party meet at Parliament House a day before the session commences, Modi said the government was ready to discuss all issues as per rules and procedures and was open to the opposition’s inputs for better working of Parliament.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narendra Singh Tomar briefed the media on what transpired in the meeting.

“The Prime Minister said that we all need to cooperate with each other on the issues of public interest. He underlined that in a democracy both the government and the opposition share their inputs for efficient governance,” Tomar said, quoting the Prime Minister.

“The Prime Minister also said that the government was ready to discuss all issues as per rules and procedures. If anybody wants to bring something to the government’s notice inside the House or even outside, we are open to it,” he added.

Tomar said that all the political parties present at the meeting have assured full cooperation in the smooth functioning of Parliament.

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Asked if the government was ready for a JPC probe in the Rafale fighter jets deal, he said the opposition had several issues including Rafale, farmers’ plight and economy “but they would have to prioritise things as the session was only four weeks long.

“These things can be settled in the Business Advisory Meetings,” he added.

The Minister said a legislation on Ram Mandir was “not the topic of today’s discussion”.

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“When something to this effect comes up, we will let you know,” he said.

He said the government had 46 items on the agenda including three ordinances, Supplementary Budget and government legislations.

The session would have 20 sittings spread over 29 days. (IANS)