Date of Post: 28 Oct, 2017
Thiruvananthapuram: The Railways has, in principle, agreed to the state government’s proposal for a third and fourth railway line linking Thiruvananthapuram & Kasargod.
The third & fourth line will be laid parallel to the existing double lines, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Vijayan speaking after a meeting on Kerala-specific rail projects with Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani.
- A JV of Kerala government & the Railways, the “Kerala Rail Development Corporation”, will conduct a survey for the new lines.
- Lohani has asked Kerala to submit the DPR (Detailed Project Report) for the Thalassery-Mysore (via Mananthavady) route before December 31.
- The 247 km long rail line is expected to cost around Rs 3209 crore (approx US$ 494.4 Million).
- Pinarayi said, if the project is approved, the work can be completed in 2024.