This was the advice most railway experts like E Sreedharan, Alok Kumar Verma and even the Railway Board had given.
The technical debate on the proposed SilverLine project, organised at the behest of the state govt, is being held at Thiruvananthapuram.
Without stating any reason, K-Rail struck off Mathew's name and invited engineer and environmental activist Sridhar Radhakrishnan to take his place.
The land owners alleged that the officials turned up to lay the survey stones without informing them.
Tension prevailed in the area near Reethupalli at Mundukuzhy for more than one hour, before the agitators were arrested and removed to the Thrikkodithanam police station.
The three-hour discussion on K-Rail Semi High Speed project in the Assembly on Monday went along expected lines.
Opposition leader V D Satheesan had doubts about the viability of the project. He wanted to know whether Kerala could stand guarantee for such a huge amount.
Contrary to what the state government and KRDCL claim, Silverline doesn't seem to be an outcome of deep concerns over the transportation woes of the state.
K-Rail authorities have now approached the state government to take up the matter with the Centre.
Numerous curves and inclines along the line proposed in the SilverLine project report would hinder the speed envisaged by the Kerala Rail Development Corporation Limited or K-Rail.