New Delhi, December 8, 2006: Sri R.Velu, minister of state for railways, Government of Indian has informed to the Loksabha that Rs. 159.89 Crores has been spent on the Hassan Bangalore broad gauge railway route that passes through Shravanabelagola. He has informed that the estimated cost of the 166 Km long route would be around Rs. 412.91 crores. Further he has informed that Rs. 20 crores has been earmarked for the project in the current finanacial year and said that the Hassan – Shravanabelagola route is almost under completion and would be inaugurated shortly. He added that the land acquisition work for the 110 Km long Shravanabelagola – Nelamangala route has begun. – Jain Heritage Centres News Service (JHCNS)