About K-Rail

Kerala Rail Development Corporation (K-Rail), a Joint Venture company of Government of Kerala and Ministry of Railways  aims to be a leading organisation in the field of development, redevelopment, operation and maintenance of railway works with passenger amenities of international standards and aims to complete the projects with high standards of safety, comfort, value-added services and efficiency by adopting the best technological practices, sound financial strategy and optimum utilisation of the resources.


Centre asks State to expedite land acquisition procedures for SilverLine
In a letter to the Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan, Union Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman has asked to expedite the land acquisition process of the SilverLine project and to obtain the necessary clearances. The Central Government has also directed Kerala Rail Development Corporation (K-Rail) to re-engage with Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) to finalise the funding for the project.
SilverLine will bring huge change in the State
“SilverLine - Semi High Speed Rail project will bring a huge change in the State,” said the Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan during an interaction with the industrialists held on 04th February in Thiruvananthapuram. He also affirmed that the Government will be moving ahead with the project.
Administration Sanction has been accorded for LA of ROB's
Government of Kerala has accorded administrative sanction on 26.02.2021 for an amount of Rs.7.87 Crores for land acquisition of 5 more ROBs. Out of the 5 ROBs, 3 are proposed in Malappuram district and 2 in Kasaragod district.The ROBs proposed in Malappuram District are in lieu of existing Level Crossings, viz. LC no: 173 (Chiramangalam Gate), LC No: 6 ( Cherukara Gate)and LC No: 8 (Chunkam/Pattikkadu Gate ).
LC Nos 6 and 8 are located in State Highway 39 connecting Thrissur, Kunnamkulam and Nilambur. The ROBs proposed in Kasaragod district are in lieu of existing LC No: 264 (Elambachi/Thikkaripur Gate) and LC No: 288 (Mosad Road Gate). Earlier Government of Kerala had accorded similar administrative sanction for 4 ROBs which is proposed in the districts of Alappuzha, Thrissur and Palakkad district and 1 RUB in Malappuram district.
High court dismisses petitions against SilverLine project
A Single Bench of High Court of Kerala dismissed a batch of writ petitions filed against the SilverLine project which requested to direct the respondents not to proceed with the acquisition proceedings for the proposed “Semi High-Speed Rail” corridor from Thiruvananthapuram to Kasaragod without sanction approval from the Government of India, the Railway Board and other Statutory Authorities.
The main grievance of some of the petitioners was that the respondents would proceed to acquire land without scrupulously following the provisions of Act 30 of 2013. In some of the writ petitions, the petitioners had also sought for a declaration that the proposed Semi High-Speed Rail Corridor is technically not feasible and as it adversely affects the environment is liable to be dropped. The verdict announced by Justice Raja Vijaya Raghavan V said that, “the State has come up with a very ambitious project for constructing a new double line rail corridor as a Semi High Speed Railway Line.” The Court in exercise of its jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution of India will not be justified in transgressing into the field of a policy of the Government to have a Semi High Speed Railway Line. The authorities concerned have granted in-principle approval for proceeding with the project and the State has been permitted to take up pre investment activities. The court also  said  ‘’ From the records made available  it appeared that the NITI Aayog, as well as the Railways, had marked out certain objections to the project. However, those were preliminary objections, and the State as well as the Company had been asked to initiate immediate action to rectify the anomalies.’’ The respondents had reiterated in their counters that they shall strictly follow the provisions of Act 30 of 2013 while proceeding to acquire the land and stated that they would proceed with the project duly getting concurrence from all statutory authorities and also the Government of India.
New office space started Functioning
The new office of Kerala Rail Development Corporation Limited has started functioning on the 4th  floor just below the main office at Vazhuthacaud Trans Towers, Thiruvananthapuram. Managing Director Shri V. Ajith Kumar inaugurated the office by lighting the lamp.


why Semi Highspeed rail ?

The question that is often asked by the public is why the SilverLine adopted the Semi highspeed rail without relying on the highspeed rail line. KRail Managing Director Shri. V. Ajit Kumar explains about that in this video.


SilverLine's rolling stock or train is an electric multiple unit. Designed to run on standard gauge, it uses the safest signalling systems available in the world today. Priyesh, an expert in this field, explains the features of rolling stock.
Tech Trivia
A Standard Gauge has a track gauge of 1,435 mm and is the most widely used railway track gauge across the world. In Standard Gauge, trains could operate upto speeds of 350 kmph and beyond and offers a safer, speedier and more comfortable system.




Editor: Sreesanth. S, PR Co-ordinator.
Sub-Editor: Nidhiya Joseph, Technical Assistant.
Contact us: Kerala Rail Development Corporation Ltd.,
5th Floor, Trans Towers, Vazhuthacaud, Thycaud P.O,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala-695014
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