Proposal for Mountain Railway in Thiruvananthapuram

News Sourced from “Metro Vaartha” dated 20.10.2011

Summary:

  • A new rail alignment going via the eastern part of Kerala’s hill regions proposed
  • Will connect lots of points of interests like electronics production centers (Keltron’s plant at Karakulam), space research center (Valiamala), produce market (Nedumangad International Market) , Botanical Research Centers(Palode Botanical Gardens ans well as Oil Palm research center), Educational institutions (Navodaya Educational Center), eco-friendly tourism spots (Thenmala and Meenmutty), religious centers (Kolathoopuzha Dharma Sastha Temple and Chandanakkavu )
  • Trivandrum being the administrative nerve center of Kerala, the produce from Tamilnadu side can be routed much faster via this proposed railway to the different parts of the city

 

 

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3 Responses to Proposal for Mountain Railway in Thiruvananthapuram

  1. MRT1234 says:

    THe author doesnot mention how the line is going to meet the mainline from Karakulam. Through Karakulam, it is impossible to take the rail line forward as there maynot be land available through the congested city areas to Thampanoor or Kazhakootam where the existing main rail line passes.Hence from Nedumangad the rail may take an alignment through the lesser congested eastern parts of the district to reach Nemom where a new rail terminal is proposed in last rail budget.

    Hence a rough alignment may be Punalur/Thenmala, Kulathupuzha, Palode, Vithura, Valiamala, Nedumangad, Aruvikkara, Vattiyoorkavu, Malayankizh and to Nemom proposed rail terminal.

  2. deepu v.s ,vithura says:

    It is a long pending demand .If it comes to a reality it will be a great relief to the traffic snarls on the roads from vithura or palode or Thenmala to thiruvananthapuram.A collective efforts from the political ,socio economic communities of the region and from the Government is needed in this case .National organistions like LPSC Valiyamala,Indian Institute of Space Research Valiyamala,IISER Vithura,GavaharLal Nehru Tropical Botanical Garden,Palode ,IGNOU southern Chapter Vithura all necessitates Rail connectivity.A new Trivandrum City like navi Mumbai or New Delhi may be setup in this region .A rail connectivity is a must for development in this region as it can transport a large number of people at the same time .A suburban rail system connecting this region to Thiruvananthapuram may also be considered.

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