K-Rail: Kerala govt banks on the Metroman E Sreedharan for a proper alternative to be used as an election campaign point
The Kerala government has approached Metroman E Sreedharan for an alternative to the controversial SilverLine project.
This move comes after months of uncertainty amid resistance by the people and the opposition.
According to sources in the know of things, the Metroman has given his consent.
On Sunday, K V Thomas — former Congress Union Minister and now close aide of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan — met the Metroman at the latter’s residence and deliberated on the issue. During his meeting with Thomas, Sreedharan is learnt to have given suggestions for alternative ideas.
K-Rail, the dream project of Vijayan was met with massive opposition over its reported “excessive” cost in excess of Rs.2 lakh crore and flagged by some experts as an “environmental disaster”. Also, it failed to get the Centre’s clearance.
With Lok Sabha elections round the corner, Vijayan is banking on the Metroman for a proper alternative to be used as an election campaign point.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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