Kerala Rail Development Corporation
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Kerala Rail Development Corporation d/b/a K-Rail (stylized as K-rail) is a public sector joint venture company under the ownership of the Government of Kerala and the Ministry of Railways for the railway infrastructure development in Kerala. The company was incorporated on 3 January 2017.
The K-Rail is focused on the planning and implementation of rail line projects including surveys and preparation of Detailed Project Reports (DPR). K-Rail is also involved in procuring requisite approvals and does processing for the sanctioning of identified Projects.
|കേരള റെയിൽ ഡെവലപ്പ്മെന്റ് കോർപ്പറേഷൻ|
|Founded||January 3, 2017|
|Owner||Government of India (50%) |
Government of Kerala (50%)
1. Thiruvananthapuram–Kasargode Semi High Speed Rail Corridor
The Thiruvananthapuram–Kasargode Semi High Speed Rail Corridor named Silver Line is a proposed high-speed rail corridor in India that would connect the capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram with Kasaragod in Kerala.
|Project title||Silver Line|
|Total distance||531.45 km|
|Travel time||4 hours|
|Maximum train speed||200 km/h|
|Number of stations||11|
|Proposed project cost||₹66,079 crore (US$9.3 billion)|
|Tracks||2 (up & down)|
|Rolling stock||9 coaches initially|
|Expected daily ridership||67,740 pax|
|Proposed Stations of the Semi High-Speed Rail Corridor|
2. Thalassery – Mysore New Broad-Gauge Line
The proposed project is a broad gauge railway line interconnection between Thalassery of central Malabar region of Kerala and Mysore, the cultural capital of Karnataka. The Konkan Railway Corporation has conducted feasibility studies and estimated a budget of ₹5,000 crore (US$700 million) for the 180.46 Km out of the total 240 Km BG line.
|Project title||Thalassery – Mysore New BG Line|
|Total distance||240 km|
|Travel time||5 hours|
|Maximum train speed||200 km/h|
|Number of stations||TBA|
|Proposed project cost||₹5,000 crore (US$700 million) for 180.46 Km|
|Expected daily ridership||N/A|
3. Nilambur – Nanjangud Railway Line
The Nilambur–Nanjangud railway line also called The Golden I T Corridor or Wayanad Railway is a proposed project to establish faster interconnectivity between the two states of Kerala and Karnataka through the construction of a direct short distance broad gauge line between Nilambur in the Malappuram district of Kerala and Nanjangud in Chamaraja Nagar district of Karnataka. The first proposal for such a line dates back to 1881. By the successful establishment of this broad gauge line, the existing distance between Ernakulam - Mysore rail route will be reduced to 361 Km from 776 Km & Ernakulam - Banglore will be reduced to 500 Km from 637 Km. Estimated budget for this project is ₹4,000 crore (US$560 million).
4. Redevelopment of Old Ernakulam Railway Station
Ernakulam Terminus (Station Code:ERG) which is also known as the Old Majestic Railway Station is an abandoned railway station close to the High Court of Kerala in the city of Kochi. It was the first railway station to be built in Kochi, by the erstwhile Maharaja Rama Varma XV in 1902. The terminus which is situated on 42 acres of land is proposed to be renovated as a PPP model project and the budget estimated for Phase I renovation as per the DPR produced by KITCO is ₹505 crore (US$71 million).
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