Criticising the state government, Bhushan said it has undertaken the project without conducting any preliminary study.
In a major climbdown in the wake of stiff opposition, the state government has abandoned stone laying for the Social Impact Assessment for SilverLine project.
The SilverLine rail corridor, envisaged to cover a 530-kilometre stretch from Thiruvananthapuram to Kasaragod, is estimated to cost around Rs 64,000 crore.
In visuals aired by local television channels, a policeman could be seen kicking some of the protesters with his boot. The injured protesters were rushed to a nearby hospital later.
So, it is perplexing why the state government agreed to the Board’s condition that the state bear full cost of this mammoth, technically complex railway project and also its profit and loss.
CPM has been opposing Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, which has similarities to SilverLine project. It took a stand that it would implement K-rail project, thus exposing its double standards.
UDF convenor MM Hassan said that the human chain will pass through areas where SilverLine-related land acquisition is planned and will ensure the involvement of all people.
The leadership has extended the earlier deadline of March 31 to April 15 as enrolment was poor in the first phase.
VD Satheesan said there are still some unanswered questions with respect to the proposed SilverLine project that looms large before the Kerala government.
The Kerala CPM has been planning a national-level political campaign to garner support for the project from delegates outside the state.
The SilverLine project is for the future generation and such projects are inevitable for the overall development of the state, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan had rejected the state-wide protests against the ambitious project and said people would receive compensation twice the market price for their acquired land.
However, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan once again rejected state-wide protests against the ambitious project and said people would receive compensation twice the market price for their acquired land
Muraleedharan, in the visuals aired by the television channels, could be seen visiting the house of an elderly couple and trying to talk to them.
The top court was considering a petition filed by citizens and property owners, the apex court said it cannot interfere in the survey proceedings at present.
If the KRail investment is diverted to projects with the capital-labour ratio of public sector units, the employment generation would be 1.63 lakh jobs or 32.5 times that of SilverLine.
The Jacobite Syrian Church (JSC) has issued an official statement disowning the remarks of Metropolitan Gregorios Mar Coorilos against the state’s SilverLine project.
Anti-SilverLine stir continues in Kerala; CM Pinarayi Vijayan rejects agitations as 'anti-development'
Pinarayi Vijayan categorically made it clear that SilverLine Rail Corridor Project would be implemented as announced with the support of the people of Kerala.
Will reduce 30% of road accidents in state; rail line does not pass through environmentally fragile areas; propaganda that project will affect streams is not factual, says Pinarayi Vijayan