News Reading Practice #59

(100 Day Challenge)

'Lack of clarity on status unacceptable' 


Rahul Gandhi, MP, has urged Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw to expedite steps for the execution of the Nilambur-Nanjangud-Mysore railway project. 

In a letter to Mr. Vaishnaw, Mr. Gandhi said the project was included in the Capital Investment Programme 2016-2017. Subsequently, the State government entrusted Kerala Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (KRDCL), a joint venture of the State government and the Ministry of Railways, with the implementation of the project. 

Maintaining that the people of Wayanad had been waging a protracted battle against the delay in the execution of the project, Mr. Gandhi said he had raised the matter in Parliament and written to the Ministry of Railways. The lack of clarity on the status of the project has led to widespread anger, he said, adding that limited railway connectivity coupled with night traffic ban by the Karnataka government on NH-766 had adversely affected mobility in his constituency. 

Once the project materialises, it will significantly bring down travel time between Bengaluru and Thiruvananthapuram. Besides, it has the potential to enhance livelihood opportunities in the region, Mr. Gandhi said.

 Limited railway connectivity coupled with night traffic ban by the Karnataka government on NH-766 adversely affected mobility in constituency




URGES: Strongly advises or encourages someone to take action.( ആവശ്യപ്പെടുക.)

EXPEDITE: Speed up or accelerate the progress of something.( വേഗത്തിലാക്കുക.)

CLARITY: Clear understanding or transparency regarding a situation or status.(വ്യക്തത)

EXECUTION: The process of carrying out or accomplishing a plan or task.(നിറവേറ്റല്‍, നിര്‍വ്വഹണം, വധശിക്ഷ)

SUBSEQUENTLY: Happening or occurring after something else.( അതിനെതുടര്‍ന്ന്, അനന്തരമായി)

ENTRUSTED: Given responsibility for something or someone with confidence.(ചുമതലപ്പെടുത്തുക, ഏല്‍പ്പിക്കുക.)

JOINT VENTURE: A business arrangement in which two or more parties agree to pool their resources for a specific project or undertaking.(സംയുക്ത സംരഭം)

IMPLEMENTATION: Putting a plan, decision, or agreement into effect.(നടപ്പിലാക്കല്‍)

MAINTAIN: Keeping something in a particular state or condition.( നിലനിർത്തുന്ന.)

WAGE: Engaging in or carrying on (typically a war, campaign, or battle).(പോരാട്ടം നടത്തുക.)

PROTRACTED BATTLE: A prolonged or extended struggle or conflict.( നീണ്ടുനിൽക്കുന്ന യുദ്ധം.)

WIDESPREAD: Existing or occurring over a large area or among many people.(വ്യാപകമായ രോഷം)

COUPLED: Joined or linked together, often used to denote a combination of two things.(കൂട്ടിയോജിപ്പിച്ച.)

ADVERSELY: In a harmful, negative, or unfavorable manner.( പ്രതികൂലമായി.)

MOBILITY: The ability to move or be moved freely and easily.( ചലനം, സഞ്ചാരം)

MATERIALIZES: Comes into existence or becomes real or actual.(യാഥാര്‍ത്ഥ്യമാക്കുക.)

POTENTIAL: Having the capacity or possibility for future development, success, or usefulness.(കഴിവ്, സാധ്യത.)

ENHANCE LIVELIHOOD: Improve or enrich the means of supporting oneself and one's family.( ഉപജീവനം വര്‍ദ്ധിപ്പിക്കുക)