Sabarimala could be reached directly by train soon

2022-08-12 14:24:50 Logistics News (Roadways & Railways)

Pilgrims to Ayappa temple in Sabarimala in south Kerala will soon have direct rail connectivity till Pampa as the railway board is inclined to clear the 75 kilometer elevated rail way corridor project.

It will run from the main railway junction Chengannur, take a detour eastwards till Pampa a distance of about fifty kilometers. It will be sort of Spur line from the main railway line running between Ernakulam and Tiruvananthapuram.

A final local survey costing nearly rs two crores has been sanctioned by the railway prelude to preparation of a detailed project report on the corridor according reports in the local media.

 Preliminary reports say the pillars for the elevated corridor could come along the river banks of Pampa and hence no land acquisition will be involved for the project. Kerala is one of the most difficult states for acquiring lands for public cause. Since the density of population in the state is high, the land costs are generally astronomical in nature. Environment hazards need to be tackled for most of the projects in the state since it is situated close to the fragile Western Ghats.

Indications are that the railways are inclined to build double line project between Chengannur and Pampa and run trains in this sector at frequent intervals

This would end the traffic congestion at Pampa and the resultant pollution.

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