Thiruvananthapuram: In a boost to Keralas efforts to fast-track infrastructure development, the Centre on Saturday gave the green signal to the high-speed rail corridor project, linking the entire stretch from Kasargode in the north to the state capital in the south.
The 580 km track which will reduce end-to-end running time to two to three hours, is expected to cost Rs 1 lakh crore.
At a high-level meeting convened at the Prime Ministers Office in Delhi last evening, the State was asked to draw up a Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the scheme, official sources here said.
Mr Pulok Chatterjee, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, the Kerala Chief Secretary, Mr P Prabhakaran, and the Managing Director of Infrastructure Kerala Ltd, Mr T Balakrishnan, were involved in the discussions....more
09:31 PM, Jan 21, 2012