K-Rail Silver Line DPR PDF is the most awaited file by public of Kerala to study more about future mega project. Finally K-Rail corporation released Detailed Project Report [DPR] of Semi High-Speed Rail [Silver Line] connecting from Thiruvananthapuram to Kasargod. The tag line of silver Line Project is “Connecting Thiruvananthapuram to Kasargod in Just 4 Hours”. Initially K-Rail published the alignment report of Semi High-speed Rail Corridor on their website. The complete DPR is not released yet for public.
K-Rail Silver Line DPR PDF Details and Preview:
|PDF Name||K-Rail Silver Line DPR PDF|
|No. of Pages||166|
|PDF Size||3.44 MB|
|Beneficiary||Those who want to study about K-Rail Silver Line Project|
About K-Rail Corporation:
The elaborated form K-Rail are Kerala Rail Development Corporation Ltd. K-Rail is a joint venture of Kerala government and Ministry of Railways, Government of India. K-Rail is founded three years ago on special interest of Kerala Government to develop railway lines throughout Kerala. Chief secretary of Kerala, Mr. V.P Joy IAS are the current chairman of K-Rail corporation headquartered at Thiruvananthapuram. K-Rail also have a regional office at Ernakulam.
Current projects of K-Rail corporation are the following:
- Thiruvananthapuram – Kasaragod Semi High-Speed Rail (SilverLine) Project.
- Thalassery – Mysore New Broad-Gauge Line (240Kms).
- Nanjangud – Nilambur Railway Line (176km).
- Redevelopment of abandoned old Ernakulam Railway Station near High Court as a major hub in the fast-developing Kochi City.
- Development of Ernakulam Marshalling Yard as a Coaching Terminal
About Silver Line Project of K-Rail:
Silver Line is proposed by K-Rail Corporation as the future mega project of Kerala. The Silver Line project are including eleven stations and project is passing through eleven districts of Kerala. Kerala is a state have more than 3.45 crores of population. The population density of Kerala is very high when comparing to other southern states of India. The highest population density are leading to increased number vehicles in roads of Kerala.
Currently, Kerala have roads of 1,60,000 kilometers of road, which is 4.2% of total road length of India. As per latest reports, more than one millions of new vehicles are registering in every year. The high density population are a biggest barrier to road development in Kerala. The increased number of vehicles are affecting travel time badly. Especially, on city to city journey. Increased vehicle number also causes bad effect on environment. Noise pollution and air pollution are the major problems happening to environment. As per reports of K-Rail corporation, the Silver Line project are the best solution for the travel problems of Kerala.
K-Rail is proposed with 200 kmph speed which can read Trivandrum to Kasaragod in just four hours. Now, the time taken to travel by train from Kasaragod to Thiruvananthapuram and vice-versa are 9 to 12 hours. By road travel takes up to 13 hours. The current have railway network is not suitable for high speed trains. Railway line of Kerala state have many turns. But, the neighboring states of Kerala like Tamilnadu & Karnataka have straight railway tracks. Indian Railway can operate high speed trains like Vande Bharat at straight tracks. So, Kerala government initiated Silver Line project for running high speed trains through out Kerala.
Economic Benefits of Silver Line Project:
As told earlier, Silver Line project is a mega project which costs more than 60k crores. Kerala government also aiming high economic benefits through realization Silver Line. Some of the aiming Economic goals are following:
- Less time for traveling more distance.
- Comfortable journey at low cost.
- Higher employment opportunities.
- More business opportunities.
- Overall development of Kerala by creating new townships and smart cities.
- Acceleration of tourism related business.
Social Benefits of Silver Line Project:
As per assumptions of K-Rail corporation, Silver Line are going to create impact in every sectors of Kerala. Let’s look in to some Social Benefits of Silver Line Project:
- Faster and safer transportation method.
- Escape from high dense and worrying road transportation.
- Reduction of road accidents and traffic.
Environmental Benefits of Silver Line Project:
Among the impacts of Silver Line, Environmental Benefits are a highlight. It’s very happy to see that, K-Rail are considered environment very much while preparing DPR.
- Reduction of air and noise pollution by reducing vehicles on road.
- Silver line are operating with 100% of renewable energy.
- Silver line trains doesn’t require fossil fuels for operation.
- Wetlands and agricultural lands preserved maximum while creation of alignment.
- Eco-friendly waste management system.
- Buildings and stations will built only by standards of the Indian Green Building Council.
- Reduction of 2,87,994 tons of CO2 by end of 2030.
- Silver Line project are achieving Goal 13-Climate Action.
Health Benefits of Silver Line Project:
- Transplantation process of kidney and other organs will depends highly on time. Silver Line is very helpful for organ and patient transportation.
K-Rail Silver Line Stations List:
Eleven Station are proposed in Silver Line project. The stations are Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Chengannur, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Cochin International Airport, Thrissur, Tirur, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod. Ernakulam and Kasaragod stations are proposed as elevated and Kozhikode station as underground.
Basic Details of Silver Line Project in a nutshell:
|Name of the Project||Semi High Speed Rail Project from Thiruvananthapuram to Kasaragod (Named as Silver Line).|
|Executing Company||SPV of Kerala Rail Development Corporation Limited (KRail)|
|Project Length||529.45 kms|
|Gauge||Standard Gauge of 1435 mm|
|Operational Speed||200 kmph|
|Travel Time||4 hrs (approx.)|
|Construction Period||2020-25 (Five Years)|
|Type of Train||EMU type train set-9 cars Extendable to 12/15 cars|
|Seating||2+2 (Business), 3+2 (Standard) 675 Passengers in 9 cars train|
|Ridership||79,934 in 2025-26|
|Power Supply||From KSEB through solar & other renewable energy.|
|Project Cost on Completion||Rs 63,941 Crores|
|Funding||Govt. of India: 10%, Government of Kerala: 28%, Bilateral Loan: 53% & 9% of fund will find from other sources.|
|Daily Ridership||80,000+ (Estimated)|
|Land Acquisition Required||1,226.45 hectares|