Semi-High Speed Rail Corridor project tabled before Railway Board


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If Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal gives nod for the proposal, the project also known as Silver Line with an estimated cost of Rs 56,000 crore, will be approved.

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New Delhi: The Thiruvananthapuram – Kasaragod Semi-High Speed Rail Corridor project proposal has been tabled before the Railway Board. As per reports, prima facie, the Board has evaluated the project to be feasible.

If Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal gives nod for the proposal, the project also known as Silver Line with an estimated cost of Rs 56,000 crore, will be approved.

The Railway Board had earlier instructed the state government to plan on means for project investment and land procurement.

The procedures for opening revenue department offices in each district for including land acquisition is progressing. If approved, the construction could begin by next year.

The railway line is aimed at reducing the travel distance from Thiruvananthapuram to Kasaragod from 12 - 15 hours to 4.5 hours. The design speed is 180 kilometre per hour while the practical speed would be 125 kmph. Two railway lines have to be created to cover the 575 km distance. The project is expected to be completed in five years.

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