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Blog Entry# 2088359  
Posted: Dec 12 2016 (11:00)

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Last Response: Dec 13 2016 (19:39)
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Dec 12 2016 (10:05)   Prospects brighten for Thalassery-Mysuru rail line

rdb*^   131692 news posts
Entry# 2088359   News Entry# 288357         Tags   Past Edits
DMRC to carry out feasibility study of proposed line
The prospect of a rail corridor from Thalassery to Mysuru has brightened with the government giving the nod to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) for a feasibility study of the proposed line.
The government’s move to take up the rail line proposed 57 years ago and include it on the list of cost-sharing projects between Railways and the State is aimed at development of the Malabar region.
rail line will also give extended connectivity to the Kannur international airport in Keezhallur grama panchayat and Mattannur municipality.
As per a survey estimate submitted to the railway board, the 247.5-km line between Thalassery and Mysuru via Wayanad will cost Rs.3,209.01 crore and the 298.75 km via Coorg Rs.3,778.71 crore.
Railways did not go ahead with the proposal stating it unviable. Environmental concerns over the rail corridor through reserve forests posed another hurdle.
New alignment
The DMRC’s task will also be to look for a new alignment as the Thalassery-Mysore Rail Line Action Council has pointed out that a corridor via Iritty and Virajpet will be around 145.5 km and will go through only five km of reserve forests. The distance between Thalassery and Mysuru via road is 193 km.
Accepting the conditions put forward by E. Sreedharan, Principal Adviser, DMRC, the government has given administrative sanction for the feasibility study at an estimate of Rs. 50 lakh. Of this, official sources said Rs. 20 lakh would be given to the DMRC as mobilisation advance, Rs. 20 lakh on submission of the draft report, and Rs. 10 lakh on submission of the final study report.
Once the rail line goes on stream, the distance covered to reach Bengaluru from Kannur will come down from 708 km to 339 km.
Tourism prospects
The connectivity will also give a fillip to the tourism in Malabar as it will be easy for tourists to come down from Bengaluru and Mysuru to northern Kerala. The intervention comes in the wake of the government’s desire to have rail and road connectivity to the fourth international airport in the State.

Dec 12 2016 (11:00)
rdb*^   31711 blog posts   384804 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 2088359-1            Tags   Past Edits
Shd go ahead~!

Dec 12 2016 (11:21)
Golgumbaz exp via Gadag Yalvigi new line~   4307 blog posts   325 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2088359-2            Tags   Past Edits
If this can execute, so Ubl-Ankl and Tlgp-Hna lines can also get approval, which passes through forest.

Dec 13 2016 (19:39)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1933 blog posts
Re# 2088359-3            Tags   Past Edits
Inspite of the lengthy report, no mention of financial rate of return of the project!!
Looks not much has changed in the thinking and decision making in IR.

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