School of Research Methodology

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The socio-economic and environmental impact of Konkan Railways

The Konkan Railway (KR) was built in order to cater to the long standing demand for a railway line providing cheap and fast mode of transport through the Konkan region. The Konkan region is a part of the western coastal strip of India called Western Ghats. It is the biggest railway construction endeavour in independent India and the first railway service in India to provide an intermodal freight transport service titled the Roll on-Roll off (Ro-Ro) service. The construction of the KR began in 1990. A number of political and environmental controversies later, the complete line of 760 km became ...

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