Explained: The Silverline project in Kerala and why it’s controversial

2 years ago
The Silverline project aims to take passengers from one of Kerala to the other in four hours. But not everyone’s onboard with the project.

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The Silverline project, which is the LDF government’s pet project, has been in the works for 12 years now. It is a semi-high speed rail corridor from Thiruvananthapuram in the south of Kerala to Kasaragod in the north. But many have opposed the project, raising environmental, financial and social impact concerns.

TNM’s Anna Isaac explains the controversy surrounding the project and looks at why Pinarayi Vijayan is pushing so strongly for Silverline.