It can grow to be an financial, social, and environmental catastrophe, says Sudhakaran
The Congress-led United Democratic Entrance on Saturday held State-wide protests in opposition to the Left Democratic Entrance authorities’s flagship SilverLine rail hall undertaking alleging it was “unscientific” and “impractical”.
Chief of the Opposition V.D. Satheesan launched the protest in Ernakulam and Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ok. Sudhakaran inaugurated the occasion in entrance of the Secretariat right here. Varied UDF leaders led protests within the headquarters of 10 districts by which the undertaking would go.
SilverLine is aimed toward establishing 529.45 km of rail hall connecting Thiruvananthapuram to Kasaragod, lowering the journey time to only 4 hours.
Mr. Sudhakaran mentioned the proposed SilverLine semi-high-speed rail undertaking would grow to be an financial, social, and environmental catastrophe for the State. He accused the federal government of going forward with the undertaking with out enterprise social affect evaluation and holding discussions with the stakeholders.
‘CPI(M), CPI males again stir’
Claiming that sections of Communist Celebration of India (Marxist) and Communist Celebration of India staff opposed the undertaking undertaken by the Kerala Rail Growth Company Ltd (Ok-Rail), Mr. Sudhakaran mentioned the stir would intensify within the days to come back. Folks reducing throughout non secular, caste, and political traces would quickly be a part of the agitation.
Referring to the LDF’s criticism of the protests, the KPCC president mentioned the UDF had all the time been a robust advocate of growth tasks.
“The Congress-led governments have been credited with realising mega tasks, together with the Vizhinjam seaport undertaking, Kochi Good Metropolis and airports regardless of fierce opposition by varied events, together with the CPI(M). Alternatively, the LDF can’t boast of spearheading any such infrastructure undertaking which have gone on to gasoline the State’s progress,” Mr. Sudhakaran claimed.
Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Deputy Chief of the Opposition P.Ok. Kunhalikutty, and UDF convener M.M. Hassan led the protests in Kottayam, Kozhikode, and Alappuzha respectively.