Kerala MPs are not keen on addressing common issues of state in railway development: Officials

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Thiruvananthapuram: Parliament members from Kerala will meet Indian Railways officials to discuss the union budget allotment for railway works in the state.

Meetings in the Thiruvananthapuram and Palakkad divisions are on March 1 and March 2, respectively.

The railway authorities will present the proposed projects and their shares to the MPs. Following this, MPs can demand more funds for the projects, if necessary.

The railway authorities allege that Kerala MPs often skip these meetings. Even if they attend, the MPs are keen to address only the issues in their constituencies and not the general demands of the state, they say.

The union budget for 2023-24 has allocated Rs 2,033 crore for the development projects of railways in the state for the next financial year. It has been estimated that at least Rs 7,000 crore will be required to complete the ongoing projects of the railways in Kerala.

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