Thalassery-Mysuru Rail route will help north Malabar: says Kannur MP

KANNUR: Kannur MP P.K. Sreemathy has said that the proposed Thalassery-Mysuru railway line, the survey for which Rs.45 lakh has been earmarked in the Railway Budget this year, will be a boon for those travelling in the route and for tourism.

In a press release, Ms.Sreemathy said the allocation of fund in the Union Budget 2017-18 for the survey of the proposed route followed repeated demands to the Central government that steps be taken for the construction of the railway track in the Thalassery-Mysuru route.

The proposed route would be the shortest route linking north Malabar with Mysuru, she said.

Cargo movement

The MP added that it would also accelerate cargo movement and tourism development in the region.

As the proposed route passes through areas close to the Kannur International Airport under construction, the rail line would also be beneficial to air passengers from the new airport, she added.