THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala government will take up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi a slew of demands on Central support for various projects in the state, when he comes to Kochi on Saturday. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will hand over a memorandum in this regard to Modi.
The state will request the Centre to sanction Kochi - Coimbatore industrial corridor in line with the Chennai-Bangalore industrial corridor project. Sanctioning an All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the state, aid for an International Ayurveda Research Centre in Kannur and allocation of `700 crore towards arrears pending with National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme will figure in the list of demands to be presented before the Prime Minister.
The state will seek Central assistance for the timely completion of the Kochi Metro Rail second phase. The state will also seek necessary assistance for the Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode Light Metro projects and developing the state’s inland waterways, support for Kannur International Airport Ltd (KIAL).
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Sanctioning an AIIMS, aid for an International Ayurveda Research Centre in Kannur and allocation of Rs700 crore towards arrears pending with National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme will figure in the list of demands