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.