Kerala High Speed ââTrain Project: Soon, traveling between Thiruvananthapuram and Kasaragod will be possible in just four hours! In a big infrastructural boost for Kerala, the aerial survey to identify the alignment of Kerala’s upcoming Thiruvananthapuram-Kasargod Semi-High Speed ââRail Corridor (SHSR) project has been successfully completed. The aerial survey began on December 31, 2019 and was carried out over the entire 532 km stretch to Thiruvananthapuram, according to a PTI report. This is the first important step before starting work on the semi-high-speed railway project, known as the âSilver Lineâ, which will ultimately reduce end-to-end travel time through the State of. Kerala just four hours away.
The first day of the aerial survey, which recently ended in Thiruvananthapuram, took place from Kannur to Kasaragod. Aerial Remote Sensing and Light Sensing (LiDAR) method technology was used for the investigation and was carried out on a Partenavia P68 series aircraft that took off from Kannur International Airport (KIAL ). The aerial survey was carried out by Hyderabad-based company GeoKno India Private Limited, which also conducted the LiDAR survey for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project.
The Ministry of Defense, as well as the Director General of Civil Aviation, had given permission to proceed with the week-long aerial survey, followed by approval from the Ministry of Railways. V Ajith Kumar, Managing Director of Kerala Rail Development Corporation Limited (K-Rail) was quoted in the report as saying that since the aerial investigation is completed a detailed project report (DPR) can be prepared and the investigation of final localization can be done soon. K-Rail is the implementing organization for the Kerala SHSR project.
Kerala Semi-High Speed ââRail Corridor Project: Route, Stations, Meaning
- The Kerala High Speed ââRailway Project received central government approval in principle on December 17, 2019. The SHSR Project is a joint venture between the Government of Kerala and the Ministry of Railways.
- According to the report, from Kasaragod to the city of Tirur, the Silver Line will run parallel to the existing railway line, and from Tirur to Thiruvananthapuram, the Silver Line will run separately from the existing railway line since this section has several curves that will hamper speed.
- The SHSR Corridor Project is expected to reduce traffic congestion on the roads, reduce pollution levels and save high costs resulting from dependence on imported oil.
- Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi airports will be connected to the SHSR project.
- The semi-high-speed corridor will have 10 stations and a proposal to construct short-distance feeder links to connect to other stations is also expected.
- Meanwhile, it was reported earlier that the project is valued at Rs 56,443 crore. Corridor trains will run at a speed of 200 km / h and pass through 11 neighborhoods.