Kolkata: During a meeting with West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra at the state Secretariat building in Kolkata, Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Saturday announced to give NOC to the proposed freight corridor connecting Dankuni with East-West Metro and Joka-BBD Bag Metro ahead of the Railway Budget which is slated to be tabled in the Parliament on March 14.

Talking to media after the meeting, Trivedi said that though the state government had handed over all the projects to the Railway Ministry, still in some cases its NOC was needed to carry out the projects.

However, when asked about the hike in fare in upcoming Rail Budget, the minister declined to comment.

Both the ministers also discussed about the new railway projects for the state.