High-speed Thiruvananthapuram-Mangalore rail corridor in five years

United News of India

Thiruvananthapuram, September 23, 2011

The proposed high-speed rail corridor project, connecting Thiruvananthapuram, Kasaragod and Mangalore, is expected to be completed in five years.

Official sources said here today that the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had completed the pre-feasibility study on the proposed 550 km rail project worth Rs 77,000 crore.

The bidding process for the project will be initiated shortly and the project is expected to be completed in five years.

The Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) has been assigned as the nodal agency for this project.

The width of the land required to be acquired for the rail corridor is 13 metres.

The project would be completed as a joint venture between the Kerala government and a suitable private partner, the sources added.