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GOVERNEMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Urban Development
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1539 TO BE ANSWERED ON 9TH MARCH, 2011 Extension of Metro Rail In Karnataka
NO. 1539 SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the minister of URBAN DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:
(a) Whether it is a fact that as per the policy of the Government, cities having a population of more than four million in the country require Metro Rail System?
(b) If so, the details thereof;
(c) Which are the cities other than Bengaluru in Karnataka which fulfill the requirements to have Metro Rail system in them; and
(d) What action Government proposes to take to extend Metro Rail in such cities of Karnataka?
ANSWER THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT (SHRI SAUGATA ROY)
(a) To (d): No, Sir. The Urban Transport is intertwined with the Urban Development which is a state subject. As such it is for the states to come up with proposals for public transport systems, keeping in view the likely travel, capital costs involved and the appropriateness of technology. The preparation of Comprehensive Mobility plan is a pre-requisite of any public transport proposal requiring funding from the Government of India. The proposals for cities other than Bengaluru in Karnataka are yet to be received in this ministry from the State Government.