THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The much-touted Sabari rail project will be implemented soon, state Railway Minister V Abdurahiman told the assembly. He said the Indian Railway has requested the state government to prepare a revised estimate of the project.
“We will give the estimate soon. Once it is provided, issues regarding land acquisition will be discussed at the local level. In the second phase, extension of the project to Punalur will be considered.With Kerala Rail Development Corporation Ltd (K-Rail) now overseeing the reassessment of the existing project plan, preparatory work has started. The state will bear 50% of the total cost (Rs 2,815.62 crore as per the estimate in 2017) of the 116-km rail line from Angamaly to Azhutha,” he said.