Kochi Metro Rail Project Reviewed - The New Indian Express

Kochi Metro Rail Project Reviewed

Published: 17th December 2013 09:11 AM

Last Updated: 17th December 2013 09:11 AM

The member of Planning Commission and  Economic and Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, Saumitra Chaudhuri, on Monday visited the Kochi Metro alignment area and reviewed the progress of the project.

After visiting the office of the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL), he said that the Kochi Metro Rail, once commissioned, would become a one stop solution for all urban transit problems of the State eventually as KMRL has the potential, knowledge and experience in the relevant area.

After reviewing the progress of the project, Chaudhuri expressed his satisfaction regarding the pace the work. He also expressed happiness about the concept of ‘Metro Township’ and ‘Metro Village’, which will fetch buoyancy for the project. Chaudhuri also  discussed various aspects of the project, including loans and funds, with Elias George, the managing director of KMRL. He also appreciated the authorities for taking faster steps to acquire the land. 

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