The green team of the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) will soon meet the Mayor and the GCDA Chairman in connection with the green initiatives that the agency will undertake.
The KMRL plans to plant more trees at Subhash Chandra Bose Park and Fort Kochi Park as part of compensatory tree-planting scheme.
The KMRL authorities had earlier announced that the metro rail project would be carried out in an eco-friendly manner and environmental protection will be their prime priority while implementing the project.
“The KMRL is also planning to plant trees along some roads in the city,” KMRL sources said.
Meanwhile, the compensatory tree-planting scheme undertaken by KMRL is gathering momentum and the authorities have planted nearly 1,500 saplings at its casting yard in the FACT land.
“Instead of the nearly 400 trees that were cut down for the construction of Kochi metro rail, mahogany, mango and other varieties of saplings were planted at the casting yard area. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) too had started replanting saplings at HMT land in Kalamassery, where the other casting yard of Kochi Metro Rail is located,” the sources added.