DMRC to study feasibility for Kerala rail corridor

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will conduct a feasibility study on Kerala’s dream project, a high-speed south-north rail corridor, Kerala Industries Minister Elamaram Kareem said here Friday.

The decision to conduct a feasibility study of the corridor connecting the state capital Thiruvananthapuram in the south to Manjeshwaram in the north was taken at a meeting between Kareem and DMRC chairman E. Sreedharan here.

‘The feasibility study will be conducted in a six-month period. The study will start in August,’ Kareem told reporters.

‘The route of the high-speed corridor, the cities to be connected and how much time would be taken to complete the project… all these issues would be covered in the study,’ he said.

It has been estimated that Rs.70 crore will have to be spent to complete one kilometre of the 20-metre-wide corridor, the official said.

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