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Beed zilla parishad wants rail line named after Gopinath Munde

Press Trust of India  |  Beed 

The Beed Zilla Parishad in has passed a resolution seeking naming of the Parli-Beed-Ahmednagar railway line after former Union minister

A resolution moved in the local self-body in region was passed unanimously yesterday, with speakers recalling contribution of the late leader in initiating the railway line.


Among Munde's three daughters, one is a state minister while another is a member from Beed.

Earlier this year, Pankaja, the eldest daughter who is a minister, managed to wrest control over the Beed ZP despite securing more seats.

rebel Suresh Dhas helped Pankaja, who was involved in a battle of supremacy of Beed politics with her estranged cousin and leader Dhananjay Munde.

The have initiated work this year on the railway line between Parli and Beed, which is part of the long-pending Parli-Beed-Ahmednagar project, with a deadline of 2019 in mind.

minister Suresh Prabhu in June laid the foundation stone of the Parli-Beed-Ahmednagar track in Parli in the presence of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, on Gopinath Munde's death anniversary.

Work has commenced from either ends of the proposed 261 km track.

Earlier this year, the trial run on a 15 km railway track between Ahmednagar and Narayandoho raised expectations that the project could soon see the light of day.

The Parli-Beed-Ahmednagar railway route has a financial outlay of Rs 2,272 crore.

The Centre and state have each agreed to bear 50 per cent of the project cost.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 14:42 IST
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