Kochi: Union Railway minister Sadananda Gowda said the state govt must share half the cost if they want development works in the state. He said this after visiting the Ernakulam South railway station here on Thursday.
The minister affirmed his support and extended help for railway development in the state. The state govt must be ready to share the cost. He also announced Rs 350 cr aid from the state's share for rail development.
The Karnataka govt has given free land to Railways and also shared 50 percent of the cost for rail development. The Kerala govt must take a cue from them. Presently, a separate zone for Kerala is not possible. However, this request could be taken up in the coming years, the minister said.