Pressure prevailed at Nooranad in Alappuzha when protesters tried to dam officers of the Income Division and the Kerala Rail Improvement Company Restricted (Okay-Rail) who got here to measure water stage within the Karingali puncha on Wednesday.
The officers who reached the place with police safety within the morning have been met with sturdy protests. The agitators demanded a change within the alignment of the SilverLine mission, a semi-high-speed rail mission to hyperlink Kasaragod within the north to Thiruvananthapuram within the south, by avoiding wetland and paddy fields within the space.
The protesters clashed with the police after they tried to forestall the officers from finishing up the inspection. The police arrested a lot of the agitators however who have been later launched on bail. Regardless of the protests, the officers have been in a position to full the job.
Residents in a lot of grama panchayats in Mavelikara and Chengannur taluks have just lately fashioned motion councils and launched agitations in opposition to the SilverLine mission.