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New Delhi: Minister V Muraleedharan informed that he has received thumbs up from various cabinet ministers regarding the timely completion of various schemes under the railway and air transport sector in Malabar. He addressed the media after visiting Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw and Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia along with a group representing the Malabar Chamber of Commerce.
The steps to raise Kozhikode railway station to an international standard will begin this month. 23 stations across the country are planned for a major makeover. Kozhikode is the only station from Kerala. The problems of lack of pit lines of trains starting and culminating in Kozhikode will be solved. The installation of the pit line in West Hill station is being considered. The minister also made it clear that the Minister of Railways has assured the commencement of MEMU service linking Thrissur and Kozhikode stations.
Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia confirmed that decision will be taken regarding the recommencement of big flights service in Kozhikode following the accident at Kozhikode airport. The ministry has received the investigation report in connection with the accident. The minister said that the report is being reviewed and that the decisions taken will be based on that.
The development of runways and terminals will be considered once the state government makes the land necessary for its construction available.
Malabar Chamber of Commerce President, Haseeb Ahammed, Vice President Nityananda Kammath, Secretary Mehaboob, other organizers including Arunkumar, M P M Mubhasir, BJP state secretary and Central Coconut Development Board member P Raghunath and Kozhikode corporation counsellor Navya Haridas were present in the meeting with the ministers.