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Railway double tracking, national highway expansion projects are in national interest: DGP

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Panaji: Goa’s Director General of Police (DGP) Mukesh Kumar Meena on Saturday supported the projects including expansion of National Highway and double tracking of the Railway in the state claiming that they were being planned in the “national interest.”

Responding to a question during a press conference in Panaji, the DGP said that it is surprising that the people are demonstrating against the developmental projects, while in other states “people protest demanding such kind of projects.”

Several NGOs and opposition parties are opposing expansion of National Highway and double tracking of South Western Railway line claiming that these projects are undertaken to help influential coal handling companies.

Meena said that the police will provide security to the agencies which are implementing these projects so that they are not stopped by the protestors.

“These projects are part of the national interest. These projects are planned considering the interest of the entire nation. Double tracking of the railway will also help to bring in more tourists,” he said.

The DGP said that the police will take action against those people who are obstructing these projects. The DGP said that the government of India “must have done proper study before implementing these projects.”

“When government takes up any project, there is proper procedure that is followed,” he said.

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