Mangalore Aug 17 ,2014 : The Foundation stone laying ceremony for the road under bridge in lieu of level crossing was held on Padil-Bajal road at kankanady railway station here on Aug saterday 16,2014.Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda laid the Foundation.

Speaking on the occation Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda said This project remained pending because of certain technical problems. After I became the union railway minister, I gave top priority to this project and cleared the files within a few days. Earlier also when I was the MLC I had fought for this cause. The state govt will bear 50 percent of the cost, out of which a portion will be from the MCC, and the project will be completed and opened for public in February next year, as per plans. But I have requested the general manager of southern railways to take the matter seriously and see that it is ready by January, he said.

He later said that Bio-fuels will be introduced in the Indian railway and in the initial stage 25,000 bio-toilets will be introduced in the trains. As a trial a station with very less train density will be chosen and all the trains passing through that station will be equipped with the bio-toilets. The biomass recovered will be utilized for making vermi-compost”

“Even though this is a costly measure this will be revolutionary measure to resolve the problem of latrine on rails”, he added.

Minister Ramanatha Rai,Naleen MP Kumar Kateel,MLA J R Lobo,MLC Ivan D Souza, MLA Ganesh Karnik and others were Present.

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