I would like to bring your kind notice to the problem of death of Elephants and other wild animals by speeding trains at Walayar-Kottekkad section under Palakkad Railway Division in Kerala State. The Railway track of 30 KM from Palakkad in Kerala running to Coimbatore in Tamilnadu passes through thick forest areas having large number of Elephants and other wild animals. In the last couple of months, 4 Elephants and a large number of other wild animals including Deers were hit and killed by the speeding trains. It may kindly be noted that hitting of Elephants by trains may cause derailment of trains causing human causalities in addition to the loss of precious Wildlife. (more…)
May I point out your visit to Kerala and our meeting this morning has been extremely productive.
I would like to place one record my gratitude to you and your team for proactively accepting our request to sanction Sabari Rail, Angamali-Erumeli-Sabari Rail Line, Ettumanoor-Sabari Link Line as well as doubling of railway lines between Thiruvananthapuram-Kanyakumari. I assure you our total co-operation in development of Railway Infrastructure and other developmental projects in Kerala by way of timely completion of land acquisition. Your assurance to engage RITES to do a master plan and assist to implement the same is appreciated. (more…)
Kerala is the State with highest mobility as people travel to and fro a lot, particularly for work. The roads are congested and it is not feasible to widen all the roads. Therefore, for the core routes, Railways have a significant role.
I am happy to inform you that the State is forming a Joint Venture [JV] with the Railways for undertaking rail development works projects specific to Kerala. The Rapid Rail Transit System between Thiruvananthapuram and Chengannur is proposed as the first important project of the Joint Venture Company. What is intended is to improve the signalling system, introduce new rolling stock and convert all (more…)
I would like to bring to your attention that the Kerala Legislative Assembly had convened an extra ordinary one day session on 22.11.2016 to discuss the situation faced by the state following demonetisation of high denomination currency notes with special reference to the crisis faced by the co-operative sector in the state. The Assembly had authorised an all party delegation to meet you in person, convey our concerns and have a productive discussion in this regard to explore possibilities of finding solutions to the impasse.
However, the turning down of our request to meet you in person has come as a real shock for all of us here. I am writing this letter to convey our concern on the issue and the anguish of about nineteen million co-operators and all the legislators of the state. (more…)
This is in reference to your letter dated 8th November 2016 which we received yesterday. I assure you that the Government of Kerala is strongly in favour of taking all measures to control black money in our country.
The State Government has also advised our people not to panic and to resort to orderly withdrawals of cash from their accounts against Rs.500/Rs.1000 notes held by them. We shall be doing our best to ensure that no inconvenience is caused to the people of the State.
I would like raise a few issues that you may kindly like to address to make the operations that you have outlined in your letter efficiently with little disruption to the lives of ordinary citizens. (more…)
As you may be aware late Sri. C. Kesavan was one of the leading freedom fighters of Kerala. He later became the Chief Minister of Travancore-Cochin in 1951. Hailing from a backward community, he established his credentials as a popular political leader, accepted by one and all and as a far sighted statesman who (more…)
Hindustan Newsprint Limited which is a subsidiary of Hindustan Paper Corporation Ltd had been performing excellently and maintained the commendable track record in terms of production, productivity and profitability until recent past. However, no major expansions were carried out during its entire period of existence (more…)
Kerala contributes significantly to the revenue of Indian Railways. Balanced growth of all States and Union Territories is essential for the harmonious development of Indian Economy having a federal political (more…)