K-Rail: Kerala Police File Case Against Cong MP K. Suresh

Thiruvananthapuram, March 5 (IANS): Kerala Police on Saturday registered a complaint against Congress MP Kodikunnil Suresh for using abusive words against them.

Suresh, MP for Mavelikara, was seen having an angry exchange with police when he was seen, along with protesters, dissuading a group of K-Rail officials who had come to investigate for the project.

When the police took a tough stance, an angry Suresh told the police that his position was above that of the police officials. After that, the police decided to register a case against him for the abusive language he used against them.

Vijayan, meanwhile, went on to elaborate on how the K-Rail project would change the face of Kerala. He was talking in Kozhikode, in Chengannur in Alappuzha district.

But across the state, since investigative work began, it has been a free-for-all between civil servants and political workers in the congress-led UDF and BJP. While Vijayan and the CPI-M are determined to make this a reality even when Metroman E. Sreedharan called it a silly proposal, renowned economist KP Kannan said similar projects in countries like China, Spain and Japan, which has more than 70 percent of similar high-speed rail lines in the world, has been declared a failure if the economy is established.

If completed, Vijayan’s pet project will see a 529.45 km corridor from Thiruvananthapuram to Kasaragod and a high-speed train will cover this distance in around four hours and it will cost Rs 63,940 crore. NITI Aayog says it could cost Rs 1.24 lakh crore and is expected to be completed in 2025 according to the detailed project report.

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