Mysore: The Center has approved the Thalassery-Mysore rail line project at an estimated cost of Rs 5,052 crore. The DPR (Detailed Project Report) prepared by the KRDCL (Kerala Rail Development Corporation Ltd) has received the green signal from the Centre. The DPR is for a 240km rail line connecting Thalassery with Periyapattana in Karnataka through Wayanad.
The office of Public Works Minister G Sudhakaran (who holds the Railway portfolio in the state) confirmed the project has received the approval from the Centre.
The minister had held a meeting with Indian Rail Board chairman Ashwani Lohani in October, 2017, to discuss the project, said K G Padmakumar, additional private secretary to the minister.
He said,“The minister will meet Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on January 17 to finalise the details. The Centre will consider the project in the next budget.”
The DPR suggested the most feasible alignment & cost, KRDCL, MD, V Ajith Kumar said.