The Railways has accelerated the steps to increase the speed of trains in Kerala to 160 km per hour. Railways will call for tender on 31st for a lidar survey which will be conducted before this. With this, the possibility of the Silver Line project in the state has dimmed.
It is estimated that by straightening curves and strengthening culverts and bridges, the speed of the tains can be increased. It does not take much space.
The average train speed in the state now ranges from 90 to 100 kmph. In some other states it is up to 130 km. Due to the particular topography of Kerala, the speed is reduced.
The Southern Railway high-level team had last month assessed the progress and development potential of various projects in the state.
Along with the two-day inspection from Thiruvananthapuram to Palakkad, meetings of top officials were also held. Railways is aiming for development with a vision for the next 60 years.