The LDF government in Kerala is committed to
completing two industrial corridor projects Kochi- Palakkad and Kochi-
Mangaluru in an effort to strengthen the hinterland for the Kochi port. It has
also decided to take up the Silver Line semi high speed train project which
would help the corridor projects the state chief minister Pinnarayi Vijayan
resolve of the LDF government to complete four major infrastructure projects
including the ambitious SilverLine during its present tenure
Mr.Vijayan underscored the resolve of the LDF
government, which is entering its second year in office, to complete four major
infrastructure projects including the ambitious SilverLine during its present
The projects are the Kochi-Palakkad and the
Kochi-Mangaluru industrial corridors, Thiruvananthapuram Capital City Region
Development and the Silver Line semi high-speed rail line, the CM said in an
article on the eve of the second anniversary of his government.
The chief minister said the social impact
assessment survey is currently under way in districts through which SilverLine
is proposed to pass. He promised maximum compensation for owners of land that
would be acquired.
‘State has Centre’s nod for SilverLine’s prelim
The chief minister said the Union finance
ministry has given its approval to go ahead with the preliminary works
associated with the project. Development of national highway, hill highway,
coastal highway, Wayanad tunnel and south-north national waterway will be
completed, Pinarayi said. He added a transgrid project worth `10,000 crore will
be launched to transform Kerala into a power-sufficient state.
The CM said eliminating poverty, addressing
unemployment, increasing the income of farmers by 50%, protecting the public
sector and traditional industries, and ensuring at least `10,000 crore of
private investment in the state was also among the government’s plans.
Developing the state into an electronic and pharmaceutical hub, encouraging
value-added industries such as food processing and doubling the tourism market
are the other priorities, he said.