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CM Chalks Out State's Rail Demands to Minister

Published: 11th December 2015 03:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th December 2015 03:54 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday submitted a memorandum to Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu highlighting the demands of the state. They include doubling works of Ernakulam-Kayamkulam section, installation of automatic signaling system, development of rail infrastructure for connecting Kannur airport with existing rail infrastructure, Vizhinjam International Seaport connectivity with Nemom and Nilambur-Nanjangud railway line.

He stated the funds required for railway works in the state for 2016-17 was Rs 602 crore. The state sought nine new trains and extension of trains to the state.

The new trains proposed are Nilambur-Trivandrum Rajyarani Express; ‘Bharat Tirth Train’ connecting Trivandrum, Madurai and Velankanni pilgrimage centres; Intercity Express from Trivandrum to Mangalore and tourist train from Kanyakumari to Goa covering Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Goa.  He sought for Trivandrum-Nizamuddin Rajadhani Express; Kannur-Trivandrum via Kottayam; Thiruvananthapuram-Bilaspur and existing Hyderabad-Thiruvananthapuram trains to be made daily and a new pair of Thiruvananthapuram-Bengaluru trains.  A dream project, Angamaly-Sabari Railway Line  finds mention in the memorandum. Even though  a budget is alloted for it each year, the sanctioned amount is not disbursed in time which causes delay in executing it, Chandy said.



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