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Posted: Jul 12 2017 (12:01)
Last Response: Jul 15 2017 (01:13)
Commentary/Human InterestSWR/South Western -Jul 12 2017 (12:01) Hubballi–Ankola Railway line project clears first Environmental hurdle
HUBBALLI: The much-delayed, controversial project to provide a railway line — connecting Hubballi in the plains and Ankola on the coast — that cuts through the dense forests of the Western Ghats has taken its first step towards fruition.
The environmental cost, however, remains high: More than 1.73 lakh trees in 1,472 acres of forests will make way for the railway project, apart from fragmentation of two tiger reserves.
On Monday, the Regional Empowered Committee of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) recommended the Stage-1 clearance for the long-pending project,...
5 posts - Wed Jul 12, 2017
Bt the line is passing thru the forest reserves. Der is a tiger reserve. N d no. of tigers remaining in India are very very less. It is to be seen whether this project will harm der natural habitat or not.
Jul 12 2017 (14:02)
Vistadome for Dudhsagar~ 4591 blog posts 332 correct pred (69% accurate)
If this line gets sanctioned, next pressure will mount on Talaguppa - Honnavara line to provide faster connectivity between Karwar/Konkan and state capital Bengaluru. Current connection via Mangaluru is taking around 18 hrs.
Jul 13 2017 (20:02)
MJ*^ 8866 blog posts 11682 correct pred (68% accurate)
Jul 14 2017 (14:43)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~ 4845 blog posts 953 correct pred (74% accurate)
IMHO this shouldn't be implemented as it will lead to disturbance of wildlife
Jul 15 2017 (01:13)
Goundamani 327 blog posts
Yes, and if at all they need a connectivity to coastal KA (with Shirdi ghat and Braganzha ghat saturated), then Talaguppa - Honnavara line should be laid, which will be a smaller line with far lesser impact on western ghats.
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