G. Kishan Reddy, the Union Minister for the State, on the 16th of January, wrote to K. Chandrashekar Rao, the Chief Minister of Telangana.
In the letter, Mr. Kishan Reddy mentioned about the pending dues to the Indian Railways.
Mr. Reddy asked the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President KCR to release the dues to run MMTS train services.
The letter read, “With the increase in demand, the second phase of MMTS project had been sanctioned linking to the first phase of multi modal transport system (MMTS) project six years ago. The Central and (the) State Government made an MoU expecting the overall cost of the project to be Rs. 816.55 crores and started the works. The State Government had agreed upon to contribute Rs. 544.36 crores to the Indian Railways. So far, Rs. 129 crore has been released.”
The letter also read, “The South Central Railway has spent more than its share and unless the State Government releases the dues, there is no possibility of running MMTS trains in Hyderabad in the second phase.
The MMTS is a joint venture of the Telangana Government and the SCR for the development of the suburban rails with an expansion in routes.
According to the letter, Kishan Reddy urged the TRS Government to release the pending Rs. 414 crores.
The TRS Government is yet to respond to the letter.
Stay tuned for further updates.