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Karnataka to go ahead with monorail project: CM

Kumaraswamy said there was no need for the state to seek the Centre's approval for implementing the project.

india Updated: May 26, 2006 16:06 IST

Asserting that the state would take up the monorail project on its own, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Friday said there was no need for the state to seek the Centre's approval for implementing the project.

In an obvious reaction to Union Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy's statement here yesterday that the Centre had not received any communication from Karnataka on its going ahead with the monorail project along with Metro rail, Kumaraswamy told reporters that the state would take up the project on its own.

The monorail project would be implemented with the public-private participation, he said.

The state had already declared that the work on the 18-km stretch of monorail as a pilot project would begin in August.