Kochi Metro Will Be Commissioned On Time: CM
On Jan 07, 2015
|Kochi: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has declared that the Kochi Metro will be launched on time as per the plans. He was presiding over a high level meeting regarding the Metro, in the capital city.
As per the schedule, Kochi Metro is set to be commissioned in June 2016. The Chief Minister said that the government does not wish to change this date and, in no way, will the government allow the Kochi Metro works to be delayed.
Minister Aryadan Mohammed, addressing the press, after the meeting said, “Works relating to the metro is moving at a brisk pace. Most of the land related issues have been resolved and decisions regarding road renovations have also been taken. Out of the required 810 pillars, the land has been made available for 800. The space required for the rest is under active discussion.”
He added, “For the availability of rolling stock at the right time, a meeting with concerned companies will be convened on 12 Jan.” He also informed that a new scheme has been formed to provide more funds for metro services.
Chief Secretary E K Bharat Bhooshan, Finance dept. Additional Chief Secretary Dr. K M Abraham, Kochi Metro MD and additional Chief Secretary Elias George and Kochi Metro Principal Adviser E Sreedharan were the other important officials who participated in the meeting.