Social impact of K-Rail project will be assessed, says CM amid resistance from opposition

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Thiruvananthapuram: Amid resistance from opposition on the proposed K-Rail Silver Line Project, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said at the assembly that environmental impact assessment of the project has been done, and before the implementation of the project, its social impact will also be assessed.

CM has also informed that the study on environmental impact has been done by Centre for Environment Development Studies in Thiruvananthapuram. According to the study, an 88-kilometre stretch needs to be constructed over paddy fields.

Reiterating the government’s stance on the project, CM added that social impact on land acquisition will be assessed through a proper study. For rehabilitation, a total of 1,383 hectares of land need to be acquired, he informed.

Meanwhile, Opposition resisted the project by claiming that it is impractical. According to UDF subcommittee, the project will badly affect environment and it will be a financial burden to the state.

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