Work on Semi-high speed rail project between Thiruvananthapuram and Kasargod to start by 2020

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Kochi: The Kerala Railway Development Corporation Ltd. (KRDCL), a joint venture of the railways and the state government, is planning to start work on the a Rs 55, 000-crore semi-high speed rail project connecting Thiruvananthapuram with Kasargod by next year.

More Information:

  • The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the semi high speed rail project is currently in preparation stage and is expected to be completed in 5-6 months.
  • A French company Systra has been assigned to prepare the DPR of the project.
  • The 3rd and 4th rail lines will mostly be an elevated corridor.
  • The 510 km-line will facilitate semi-high-speed trains running at a speed of around 200 kmph.
  • When completed the time taken to travel between the Kasargod to state capital would be just 4 hours.
  • The semi-high speed rail project is expected to be completed in 7 years.

Rail Analysis insights:The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the semi high speed rail project is currently in preparation stage and is expected to be completed in 5-6 months.

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