Date Of Post: 30 Mar, 2018
Thiruvananthapuram: KRDCL (Kerala Rail Development Corporation Limited) & Railways will jointly carry out a feasibility study for 3rd & 4th lines in the 574-km rail corridor from Thiruvananthapuram to Kasaragod. The decision was taken at a meeting between Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in New Delhi, on Thursday.
- A preliminary feasibility study carried out by the KRDCL had found that the project will cost Rs 46,769 crore.
- It was agreed that the proposed rail line from Thalassery to Mysuru will be taken up for discussion after the Assembly elections in Karnataka .
- Lohani agreed to look into the demand that Railways should bear the cost of laying the Angamaly-Sabari line aimed at putting Sabarimala on the rail map.
- Railways would give nod for rail connectivity from Balaramapuram station to the Vizhinjam seaport, Lohani said.
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