The Kerala state government has approved the new alignment for the Angamali-Erumeli Sabari railway line. The new alignment from Melappara to Erumeli will reduce the overall distance by 20 km and necessitate demolition of lesser number of houses and shops.
The new alignment was approved at a meeting of people’s representatives here on Tuesday convened to solve the issues regarding the alignment of the Sabari rail line. A total of 171 hectares of land will be acquired and only three shops and 109 houses need to be demolished as per the new alignment. The earlier alignment proposed demolition of 854 houses.
Three new railway stations are proposed at Pala, Bharananganam, Kanjirappally and Erumeli in the new blue print.
Ministers K M Mani, Aryadan Muhammed, Adoor Prakash, Jose K Mani MP, MLAs and other people’s representatives were present at the meeting.