The K-Rail agitation council has decided to campaign against the government in Puthuppally where the bypoll will be held on September 5.
As per the detailed project report, K-Rail will have to acquire about 1,383 hectares of land for the 529.45 km-long corridor.
Thomas told TNIE that he would apprise the CM of the discussions he had with Sreedharan and the railway ministry officials.
K Surendran says the party will discuss the new situation that emerged after K V Thomas’ meeting with E Sreedharan.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation officer also echoed Sreedharan’s stand that the ‘speed rail’ project should not be executed by K-Rail or Kerala Rail Development Corporation Ltd.
Congress leaders including K Sudhakaran and M M Hassan who was active in the anti-SilverLine protests are yet to say anything about the ongoing debate over the revival of the SilverLine project.
BJP state chief’s positive stand on the need for a high-speed rail corridor, which was introduced by the LDF government, came after he met with E Sreedharan.
Kerala’s SilverLine high-speed rail project which was stalled midway following public protests, is back in focus with the entry of ‘Metro Man’ E Sreedharan.
The project cost for the high-speed rail was set at Rs 1.18 lakh crore in 2012, whereas the revised plan proposed by E Sreedharan works out to about Rs 1 lakh crore.
In a key move to win people’s trust in K-Rail project, govt ropes in services of ‘Metro Man’