The Nilgiri-Wayanad National Highway and Railway Action Committee, which has been campaigning for the Nilambur-Nanjangud railway line, is getting ready to intensify their agitation demanding not to subvert the proposed undertaking.
Speaking to The Hindu, action committee convener T.M. Rasheed stated the Nilambur-Nanjangud railway line was included within the pink ebook of the Ministry of Railways in 2016 and the Centre had dedicated to allot ₹3,000 crore for the undertaking. Subsequently, an organization had been fashioned with the Centre and State to execute the undertaking.
The Railway Board had additionally accepted a proposal to put together an in depth undertaking report and directed E. Sreedharan, Principal Advisor to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), to put together it, Mr. Rasheed stated.
The estimated price of the undertaking was ₹4,000 crore and the State authorities had allotted ₹8 crore for the preliminary works.
Public Works Minister G. Sudhakarana introduced the launching of the undertaking right here on February 11, 2017, and issued an order to launch ₹2 crore of the ₹8 crore to the DMRC account. But, the State authorities froze the transaction on the identical day and directed Mr. Sreedharan to conduct a feasibility examine on the Thalassery-Mysuru railway line. However, the report was towards the undertaking owing to technical and monetary causes.
‘CM was misled’
The Nilambur-Nanjangud undertaking was sabotaged after a foyer, working for the Thalassery-Mysuru railway line, misled the Chief Minister, Mr. Rasheed alleged. Te individuals’s representatives from the district had failed to convey the bottom realities relating to the undertaking earlier than the Chief Minister.
The organisation, with the help of the civil society within the district, would stage a dharna in entrance of the collectorate right here on Wednesday as a part of it.