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Silver Line project
What to study?
For Prelims and mains: Key features, geographical location and significance of the project.
Context: The Ministry of Railways has granted in-principle approval for the ‘Silver Line’ project, a proposal of the Kerala government.
About the Project:
- It involves laying of semi high-speed trains between the two corners of the state of Kerala.
- It is 532- km long. The corridor will be built away from the existing line between Thiruvananthapuram and Thrissur.
- It aims to connect major districts and towns with semi high-speed trains that will run on their own tracks.
- The Kerala Rail Development Corporation (K-Rail), a joint venture between the Ministry of Railways and the Kerala government to execute projects on a cost-sharing basis, will be the nodal agency.
Sources: the Hindu.