Semi-high speed rail corridor Silver Line gets Kerala cabinet nod

The DPR will now go for the approval of Railway Board, NITI Aayog and the Union Cabinet

Current Affairs : The Kerala bureau has given its endorsement for the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Thiruvananthapuram-Kasaragod Semi-High Speed Rail hallway, Silver Line, which intends to cover about 529.45 km in four hours.

While giving its green sign to the undertaking on Wednesday, the Cabinet rolled out minor improvements to the arrangement proposed in the DPR put together by the actualizing office Kerala Rail Development Corporation Ltd (K-rail), a joint endeavor of the Indian Railways and the Kerala Government.

The plausibility report of the venture had proposed the line to go through Mahe.

Be that as it may, according to the progressions made by the Cabinet, the line will skip Mahe, an enclave of the Union Territory of Puducherry.

While the Kasargod-Tirur stretch of Silver Line will run corresponding to the current railroad, the Tirur-Thiruvananthapuram area will go amiss from the present one,a public statement said.

Silver Line will have stations at Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Chengannur, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Cochin Airport, Thrissur, Tirur, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod.

The expense of the undertaking is assessed to be Rs 63,941 crore.

It is relied upon to be finished in five years.

The DPR will currently go for the endorsement of Railway Board, NITI Aayog and the Union Cabinet.

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