Dear Shri. Modiji,
I would like to seek your kind intervention for reconsideration of the decision of the Ministry of Railways regarding the construction cost of Angamaly-Sabarimala Railway line.
As you would recall, I had requested during our earlier meeting that the entire construction cost of the Angamaly-Sabari Railway line may be borne by the Ministry of Railways and you had positively responded to the request.
However the decision of the Ministry of Railways is that the construction cost of Angamaly-Sabarimala Railway line has to be shared equally by the State and the Ministry of Railways.
As you are aware, Sabarimala is one of the most important pilgrimage centres and draws devotees from all over the country. During the last meeting with the Chairman, Railway Board, I had requested that the Ministry of Railways should bear the entire construction cost of Angamaly-Sabarimala Railway line since Sabarimala temple is the major pilgrimage center of national importance and has to be treated as a national project.
I would therefore request for your kind intervention and appropriate instructions to the Ministry of Railways for bearing the entire construction cost of Angamaly-Sabarimala Railway line.
Shri. NARENDRA MODI
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
152, South Block,
Raisina Hill, New Delhi-110011.