'Kochi Metro' rises as 'Komet' crashes

Published: 22nd June 2013 10:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd June 2013 10:53 AM   |  A+A-

The prestigious Kochi Metro Rail is all set to have a new name. According to officials concerned, the `5,182-crore Metro Rail will be rechristened ‘Kochi Metro.’  Earlier, there were suggestions that the Metro be named Komet (A short form of Kochi Metro).

The then managing director of KMRL Tom Jose too had accepted that name and accordingly the logo was designed. But there were complaints that it was a unilateral decision by the former MD without considering various options.

After detailed discussions, we have decided to change the name to ‘Kochi Metro,’ said top KMRL sources.

“We recently made a presentation, including an animated video for the Kochi Metro Rail. In the demo video, we had used the name Komet. However, the officials told us to remove that name from the video and use Kochi Metro. Accordingly, we redesigned the video and presented it at the Children’s Park the other day. The video will be uploaded on the official website of the Kochi Metro rail soon,” said a member of Livespace, which is designing the demo video. Meanwhile, the construction of the Kochi Metro and the preparatory works are progressing. Regarding the decision to close down M G Road for the inspection to trace the utility lines, the spokesperson of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said that a final decision in this regard will be taken on Wednesday.

“As of now we are planning to go ahead with the scheduled dates, June 29 and 30, for carrying out the inspection on utility lines and underground cables on M G Road. Anyhow, the work will be carried out only after analysing the weather conditions as it is difficult to dig the road for the inspection during the rain.

“A final decision will be taken on Wednesday after considering the City Police’s demand for allowing at least one lane traffic through the Road at the time of work,” he added.


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