Railways to implement Sabari rail project
Railways will implement Sabari Rail Project in Kerala to connect south India's major pilgrim centre of Sabarimala through rail route, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday said. "That project is not dropped. That project is still there. We will definitely implement it. But the priority is doubling," the Minister told reporters here when asked about the delay in implementing the project.
Officials said the Railways was currently focussing on completion of 57 km of doubling of tracks -- Piravom Road to Kuruppanthara, Chingavanam to Chengannur and Harippad to Ambalappuzha -- this financial year.
"Since the resource is being limited, we have to put the resources where we get a maximum benefit within a shortest possible time. If you do <g data-gr-id="14">doubling</g>, it will give you quick benefits...," the Minister said.